Posts Categorized: IT Security

Sharing Information is Critical to Defending Against Cybersecurity Threats

In an effort to strengthen the ability to fight security breaks, is sharing cybersecurity information among enterprises and the federal government helpful? The short answer is yes. While The Cyber Information Sharing Act is flawed, it is necessary. The sharing of information to increase public and corporate awareness of cybersecurity threats and intelligence is a… Read more »

Encrypting Root EBS Volumes for AWS Deployments

Based on your organization’s security policy and compliance requirements, you may want or need to provide additional data encryption safeguards when deploying AlienVault® USM Appliance™ in a off-premises, hosted cloud computing environment. When you deploy USM Appliance on AWS, you can encrypt the Amazon EBS-based volume from which you launch USM Appliance instances. When you… Read more »

Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Awareness

Help Older Americans Protect Against Online Scams Americans young and old are using the Internet and mobile devices on a daily basis. Specifically, older Americans are increasingly utilizing mobile phones, tablets, and wearables to stay connected, informed, and involved with family and friends. This increased connectivity has many advantages, but it also presents a unique… Read more »

WannaCry Malware – The Tip of the Iceberg

Over the last 16 months we have been speaking and publishing research on the topic of Ransomware, Spear Phishing and Business Process and Email Compromise attacks and how these integrated cyber-attacks are becoming more targeted, planned and orchestrated. These methods are highly effective and are becoming pervasively used by the criminal underground within the dark… Read more »

Department of Homeland Security December Cybersecurity Update

Holiday Shopping Tips from STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Just like food and decorations, deep discounts and bargain prices have become a huge part of the holidays. As shoppers go online to find good deals, they are also exposing themselves to cyber criminals seeking to exploit the festive season. Scammers and spammers view the holidays as a golden opportunity… Read more »

2018 Cyber-Attack Trends and Industry Predictions

Over the last 24 months, we have spoken publicly about rapidly emerging cyber-attack trends and how to plan for and mitigate the impact of these attacks. Many of these predictions unfortunately have become a reality and are now being highlighted in other industry leader predictions for 2018, including the growth and evolution of Ransomware, the… Read more »

On 5/12/2017, the world saw a massive cyber attack that spread globally in a matter of minutes.

On the heels of a huge breach of Google accounts worldwide, a massive ransomware attack named WannaCry is causing significant alarm. As we learned, the initial attack vector was through spam email, often under the guise of invoices, job offers and other lures sent to random email addresses. Within the email is a .zip file… Read more »