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    The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime

    By Kevin Baker, Director of Cyber Strategy and Defense   This year, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $6 trillion.[i] Up from $3 trillion in 2015, it’s nothing short of a big, flourishing business whose operators are relentless…

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    Demystifying Cyber Insurance with Marc Schein

    Steve and Marc discuss how cyber insurance can strengthen your business, the Cyber Center of excellence, risk prevention, and cyber resilience.

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    Codecov Bash Uploader Supply Chain Attack

    By Arete Cyber Threat Intelligence Team EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  On April 15, Codecov announced a compromise to its Bash Uploader (a software application used in some of its products), whereby a threat actor was able to send sensitive information from…

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    Fundamentals of Ransomware: What to Do Before and After Ransomware Strikes

    By Raj Sivaraju   Amid the pandemic and as more people began working from home via unsecure networks, India saw a 31 percent rise in ransomware attacks.[i] What’s more, according to the Sophos “State of Ransomware 2020” study, of 300…

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    The State of Cybersecurity with Marc Bleicher

    Steve and Marc discuss the current state of cybersecurity, industry trends, and building a cybersecurity workforce to meet the industry's current demand.

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    Dear Ramey: We Paid the Ransom. Has Our Data Been Deleted? 

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS DEAR RAMEY:  I’m a bit embarrassed to say this, but we were hacked. They stole our data, posted a blog about it, and said they’d only remove the post if we paid a ransom. It was a…

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    DasH into the Future of Cybercrime

    By Jaycee Roth  It is 6:30AM on a Monday morning, you are startled awake by your phone receiving a call. It is Veronica, a long-time employee complaining that she cannot access any of the data on the shared D: drive – a critical drive to the…

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    Q1 2021 Crimeware Report: Post-Mortem Analysis of a Dumpster Fire

    Unique insight into the state of ransomware based on data from more than 1,500 incident response and forensics cases.

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    Black Kingdom Returns to Exploit Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers

    By Steve Ramey You know what’s fun about zero-day exploits? Nothing, especially when ransomware is involved. Earlier this month, Microsoft released a statement notifying the public of a zero-day exploit that affected its on-premises Exchange…

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    Microsoft Exchange Server Zero-Day Hack Insight

    On March 2, 2021, Microsoft disclosed and provided security updates for four [4] critical vulnerabilities — CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065 — impacting on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers. While Internet-facing…

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    Risky Business: Securing a Remote Workforce Comes with Its Challenges – but Also Solutions

    In the past year, businesses around the world have had to fundamentally transform how they work and communicate. And not that work from home is new, but it’s certainly never been done at the current scale. To maintain productivity, organizations have…

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    Don’t Drink from That! Gootloader Watering Hole Leads to REvil Attack

    By Arete Forensics Team REvil, more commonly referred to as Sodinokibi, is one of the most prolific ransomware threat groups currently active in the cyber extortion space. In the past year alone, Arete has responded to countless incidents where…

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