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News Round-Up from the Industry

IoT and Smart Cities – Protecting Them From Growing Security Concerns

I was fortunate to participate and present at the 2019 Smart Cities Summit and Expo in Taipei, Taiwan last week representing Canada’s leading cybersecurity Industries in a visit facilitated by the Alberta Taiwan Office and the Alberta Economic Development and Trade – Trade … Continue reading

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Weaponized Word Documents: Block Them BEFORE They Enter Your Network

A recent article, this time from GBHackers, brings to light yet another way that hackers are getting quick and easy gains – Banking Malware.  Banking malware, in this case the Emotet variety, is a banking trojan that can steal key personal information used for online banking such … Continue reading

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Norsk Hydro Ransomware A Week Later: What Is The REAL Target?

Going back to our previous blog on the ransomware attack that hit Norsk Hydro, in Norway, we’re hearing a bit more about the underlying piece of malware that was used in that attack, LockerGoga.  A brief article appeared yesterday on Fossbytes.com that … Continue reading

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Even With Adequate Backups in Place, Ransomware Hitting a Network Can Still Cause Disruptions and Have a Financial Impact

Ransomware is again in the news as of late; this time hitting one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, Norsk Hydro, in Norway.  As reported by Yahoo! Finance, Norsk Hydro was battling to contain a ransomware cyberattack yesterday that caused a … Continue reading

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Ryuk Ransomware – Still Netting CyberCriminals Payouts Through Attacks on Local Governments and Smaller Enterprises – So, What Should They Do?

Despite better security solutions now available to combat ransomware, old and new strains are still being utilized to great effect. The latest report from Bleeping Computer, is focused on the “Ryuk” ransomware, being used by a group in Eastern Europe … Continue reading

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Separ Malware – Showing That the Simple Attacks are Sometimes the Most Effective

Over the last week, more has been made public about the Separ Malware / phishing campaign that has been making the rounds, starting at the end of January.  Threatpost states that “it has affected around 200 companies and over 1,000 individuals, … Continue reading

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Responding to the Need by MSSPs for a Next Generation Secure Web Gateway, Wedge Announces the Release of its Wedge Intelligent Web Shield™

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – February 25th, 2019 – In response to MSSP’s need for in-depth monitoring and visibility, advanced threat detection, and support for mobile/remote office users, Wedge Networks, the global leader in Orchestrated Real-time Threat Prevention, is pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Android App Store and the Growing Threat to Mobile Devices and the IoT

As the popularity of the Android OS grows, powering not only phones but increasingly tablets, TV boxes, and a host of other IoT devices; its rapidly increasing install base becomes a double-edged sword.  The Android platform has become quite ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Catering to Increased Demand from Customers, Wedge Networks Announces Additional Bandwidth Options for its Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ Series of Products

CALGARY, Canada – January 31st, 2019 – As a result of ongoing customer and partner demands and requests, Wedge Network, the leader in orchestrated real-time threat prevention, is pleased to announce the addition of new bandwidth offerings for its Wedge Absolute … Continue reading

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How Wedge Can Prevent Your Organization From Becoming a Statistic

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) published a very telling statistic yesterday, as shown in a Globe and Mail news item stating that more than 1 in 5 Canadian businesses were hit by cyberattacks last year. The survey went on to inform that … Continue reading

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