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News Round-Up from the Industry

Dispelling the Major Fallacy Surrounding WFH Security During This COVID-19 Pandemic

WFH has now become the new norm across the globe as nations shut down borders, governments impose travel bans and group gathering restrictions, and organizations ask their employees to stay at home.  As we’ve written in earlier blogs, the impact … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is Resulting in Greatly Increased WFH Situations. AND It’s Also Causing a Surge in COVID Themed Cyberattacks!

The world is in full blown pandemic mode as a result of the COVID-19 virus.  We hear on a daily basis that more countries are closing their borders to foreign travellers and, on a more local level, provincial and civic … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Has Employees Working From Home: Is Your Organization’s Remote Access Secure?

COVID-19’s effect on the global business community has now become far reaching.  WFH (Work From Home) is now a typical part of the lexicon as organizations around the world try to stem the spread of the virus amongst their workforce. … Continue reading

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Critical Infrastructure: Another Key Target for Ransomware Attacks

We’ve written about this in the past, especially after malware such as Stuxnet spread like wildfire a few years back in Critical Infrastructure organizations.  We also elaborated on the amount of damage that could be caused if control systems were compromised at … Continue reading

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Healthcare Industry Still Under Siege: Why They’re So Bad at Cybersecurity and Why Backups are No Longer a Solution Against Ransomware

Over the weekend there were a couple of articles that popped out at me, mainly because it’s in an industry that we’ve been making strides to protect with our WedgeARP platform and our WedgeAMB product.  This industry is of course, … Continue reading

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Haven’t Received Your Packages as of Late? Blame Ransomware!

An interesting article came across my desk yesterday, posted by Zdnet, which centred around how deliveries across Australia have been delayed recently.  Now many would figure that it was weather related or something similar as we have seen the news articles of … Continue reading

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The Endpoint Protection Numbers Are In And It’s Not Looking Pretty – Endpoint Attacks Are Still An Ongoing Issue

Help Net Security published an article at the end of January that highlighted several Ponemon Institute findings and the fact that “Organizations are not making progress in reducing their endpoint security risk, especially against new and unknown threats…” According to a Ponemon … Continue reading

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Snake Ransomware Now Causing Havoc on Industrial Control Systems – Are Your Systems at Risk?

This is a follow-up blog to the one we provided earlier this month on how the Snake Ransomware was affecting Corporate Networks. Yesterday, Bloomberg again brought to light the recent “Snake” ransomware and how it is now used to target Industrial Control … Continue reading

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The Snake Ransomware is Making its Rounds Through Corporate Networks… However, it is Unable to Elude WedgeAMB!

Snake is in the news as of late. No, not the one of the 2019 Chinese Zodiac but of the malware variation. Detected as “Trojan.Win32.Antavmu.asdd”, Snake works like most ransomware. It doesn’t touch your operating system files and programs so … Continue reading

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Cyber Insurance Company Warning of 6X Increase in Ransomware Attacks: Not Just Healthcare is a Target

Wedge’s CFO recently forwarded me an article from the finance side of things that is painting an alarming picture. We’ve been talking a lot about how the Healthcare industry has been the main target of ransomware attacks but an article … Continue reading

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