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    Sodinokibi Labels Keys with “Black Lives Matter”

    OVERVIEW Since January 2020, the Arete IR practice has responded to forty-one (41) Sodinokibi engagements.  The industry has seen two big changes with Sodinokibi/REvil from their shift to exfiltrating data as of January 2020, and more, recently with…

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    The Future of Data Transfer from the EU to the U.S. cybersecurity with Richard Sheinis

    Kevin Smith interviews Hall Booth Smith, P.C. Partner, Richard Sheinis, about the future of data transfer from the EU to the US.

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    US Government Alerts of Imminent Attacks Against the Healthcare Sector by Trickbot Group

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Last week,  the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following alert: AA20-302A…

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    AKO Ransomware – Analysis

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Since January 2020, Arete’s incident response (IR) team has responded to various AKO ransomware engagements. Recently, we have encountered these specific attacks against the Finance, Healthcare, and Manufacturing sectors. This…

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    Election Security with Jim Jaeger

    Kevin Smith speaks with president and co-founder of Arete, Jim Jaeger about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Elections, the risks we face, and answers the biggest question of all: Just how safe and accurate is this election going to be?

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    What It Takes to Start a Career in Cyber Security and the Evolution of Future Cyber Crime with Mike Lotas

    Featuring Mike Lotas, global incident response leader in SOC at Arete, this episode explores what it takes to start a career in cybersecurity, the evolution and future of cyber crime, and a dive into Mike’s history and career path.

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    Anatomy of an Incident Response with Stephen Ramey

    Kevin, Marc, and Steve dive in to the many facets of an incident response to give you insight into the characteristics of a typical IR victim, IR planning, importance of strong passwords, the key to successful forensics and more!

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    Nation State Threats with Jim Jaeger

    In this episode, Kevin Smith and Stephen Ramey talk to Arete's chief cyber strategist, Jim Jaeger, about nation state threats, ways to keep your business safe from ransomware, and more!

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    Threat Intelligence Part 2 with Evgueni Erchov and Stephen Ramey

    Kevin Smith, Marc Belicher, Evgueni Erchov, and Stephen Ramey to continue their discussion on Threat Intelligence.

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    Threat Intelligence with Evgueni Erchov Part 1

    Kevin Smith and Marc Bleicher interview Arete Director, IR & Cyber Threat Intelligence Evgueni Erchov about the most critical weapons used in cyber defense, which attackers are targeting organizations, and how to thwart these attacks.

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    Conti Ransomware is the New Ryuk?

    BACKGROUND Based on analysis of Conti ransomware, which was originally spotted in the wild in February of this year, the Arete Threat Intelligence team believes that this variant is being operated by the same group that conducted Ryuk…

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    Remote Working Cyber Risks with Stephen Ramey

    In this weeks episode Kevin and Marc interview Arete director of incident response Stephen Ramey about the increase in cyber risk due to remote working, Stephen’s observations from the front lines, and his recommendations for preventing an attack! 

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