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    Endpoint Detection and Response: The Closest Thing to a Silver Bullet to Stop Ransomware

    By Paul Caron   In its recent report “Combating Ransomware,” the Ransomware Task Force says there’s no silver bullet to solving the ransomware challenge. Instead, the group touts a multi-pronged approach and provides an extensive list of…

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    Teach a Man Not to Be Phished

    BY KEVIN BAKER  Email phishing scams are rampant. And to help you avoid falling victim to one, I’m offering five easy to-dos. 1. STAY ALERT. When it comes to defeating cybercrime, awareness is step number one. While deceptive emails aren’t the…

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    Dear Ramey: Could I Lose My Job Over This Cyberattack?

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS DEAR RAMEY: My organization recently recovered from a devastating cyberattack. We lost access to our information for a few days. Root cause analysis determined that the threat actor…

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    Cybersecurity Forensic Investigations with Brian Rydstrom

    Stephen Ramey talks with Arete Director of Digital Forensics Brian Rydstrom about his time working at a big four consulting firm, leading a team of incident responders, how to leverage threat intelligence, and the importance of information sharing.

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    Avaddon Ransomware Hits AXA

    BY ARETE CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE TEAM  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From September 2020 to May 2021, the Arete Incident Response (IR) practice responded to nine Avaddon ransomware engagements across varying industry sectors, including the professional…

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    Incident Response Management with Matt Ramey

    Steve Ramey talks with a Head of CSIRT for a fortune global 500 company about incident response management, transitioning from the public to the private sector, and building a robust cybersecurity team.

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    Empowering Cybersecurity Career Advancement in India

    BY RAJ SIVARAJU, PRESIDENT OF APAC Companies around the world have long relied on India for cost-effective technical outsourcing. Thanks to the country’s abundance of highly trained technical talent, it’s been a successful support model. But like…

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    Colonial Pipeline Breached by Darkside Ransomware Group

    On Saturday May 8, US Colonial Pipeline announced that they were victim of a ransomware attack that affected their network on Friday May 7. US Colonial Pipeline is said to be the largest fuel pipeline in the United States and the main source of…

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    Technical Insight: The 10 Stages of a Highly Sophisticated LuckyDay Ransomware Attack

    BY ELEC MCCLELLAN, SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER LEAD  Sophisticated threat actors may or may not know the difference between a salad knife and a dinner knife, but they’d be happy to hold either to your throat when the time is right — and they sure…

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    Threat Intelligence with Jaycee Roth and Evgueni Erchov

    Interview with Jaycee Roth and Evgueni Erchov, discussing how Arete interlaces threat intelligence with our forensic investigations and incident response services.

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    Dear Ramey: Bad Guys Deleted Our Data. How Do We Get It Back?

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS DEAR RAMEY: My organization was hacked. The bad guy found our data and deleted it — including our backups! All they left was a note stating, “Send a message to this email address to get your…

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    Healthcare Company Takes Proactive Measures to Improve Security Maturity

    A CIO saw a cyber incident as an opportunity to measure and get a baseline of the company's cyber hygiene and devise a plan for hardening infrastructure and reaching a higher level of security maturity.

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