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Mitigating Ransomware’s Impact – Investigative Cybercrime Series: Vol 1

If you have any stake at all in reducing risk posed by ransomware, you’re probably getting excited about hard data from the frontlines. Spoiler alert: there’s some good news ahead. What are we waiting for?!

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    From Reactive to Proactive Security: Ransomware Attack Prompts a Culture Shift at a Healthcare Nonprofit

    When a nonprofit healthcare organization suffered a ransomware attack, the incident did more than bring business to a temporary standstill — it also shined a spotlight on the dangers of a convenience-first culture.

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    What To Do When A Hacker Encrypts Your Data

    What should your first step be when a hacker cracks your system? Evgueni Erchov, Arete's head of security research & strategy shares insight with Risk & Insrance's Autumn Demberger.

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    Mitigating Ransomware’s Impact – Investigative Cybercrime Series: Vol 1

    If you have any stake at all in reducing risk posed by ransomware, you’re probably getting excited about hard data from the frontlines. Spoiler alert: there’s some good news ahead. What are we waiting for?!

    Read more
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    Surtr Ransomware Pays Tribute to REvil

    Executive Summary In February 2022, Arete investigated a Surtr ransomware incident where the ransomware author(s) paid tribute to the now defunct REvil (aka Sodinokibi) group by making a registry key change to the infected host. REvil was…

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    2021 Annual Crimeware Report: From Tailwinds to Headwinds

    Community and government action helps shift the course of ransomware.

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    Dear Ramey: Missteps During an Incident Response Investigation Can Further Complicate Recovery

    DEAR RAMEY: MISSTEPS DURING AN INCIDENT RESPONSE INVESTIGATION CAN FURTHER COMPLICATE RECOVERY Answering burning questions from victims of cyber events DEAR RAMEY: What can go wrong during an incident investigation?         – Murphy L DEAR…

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    Dear Ramey: Five Ways to Maximize Your Security Budget in 2022

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS DEAR RAMEY: Happy New Year! Our organization made it through the holiday season without a security event. While we were probably one of the few, we’d like to build up our defenses and carry…

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    Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware. It’s More Than Simply Having Insurance.

    BY KEVIN BAKER    In many ways, cybersecurity insurance is not so different from car or home insurance. In short, it’s a way to transfer risk. If a cyber incident occurs, insurance can help organizations gain a level of mitigating control and…

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    No Deal Is Worth Identity Theft: Ways to Prepare for Secure Holiday Shopping

    By Kevin Baker The holidays are upon us and with them often comes a mad rush to “Act now!” to score the best online deals “before it’s too late!” Unfortunately, competitive, hurried Black Friday-type shopping can translate to distracted shopping,…

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    Dear Ramey: Security Awareness Must Be Continual Awareness

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS. DEAR RAMEY: Last year during the holidays, I remember seeing a lot of articles about breaches. As we move towards this holiday season, should we expect the same? What can we do to protect…

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    Q3 2021 Crimeware Report: For Every Action, There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction

    Cybercrime is in a constant state of evolution and revolution, and threat actors are reacting to the actions of their targets as governments and law enforcement agencies seek to protect those targets.

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    Dear Ramey: Company Boards Bring Security to the Forefront

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS. DEAR RAMEY: Our board’s top priority is cybersecurity. We have a large information security organization led by a chief information security officer (CISO) and we’ve also sponsored…

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