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The Global Ransomware Epidemic is Evolving and Getting Worse… First, US Cities, Now Major Cities in Canada. Are Europe or Asia Next?

As we’ve been writing about for much of this past year, hackers have hit dozens of municipalities in the U.S. so far; demanding ransom from various municipal departments, schools and even police departments – how brazen is that?!?  A recent … Continue reading

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The Numbers Are In… Were YOU One of the Victims? How Are YOU Protecting Yourself?

Our CFO Rob Fong placed this article by CPO Magazine on my desk and in it, the latest cyber attack numbers are in. From the article, according to a new report from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), their Cyber Incident & Breach … Continue reading

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Scary Story of the Day: Security Vendors Know That Their Products Don’t Work. Getting SIEMFed and What Should a CISO Do?

An interesting ZDNet article by @ChrisMatyszczyk was forwarded to me recently that made me shudder.  In it, the author relates a story of how, as he was golfing, he came across a security software salesman (from a company quite well known in … Continue reading

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Healthcare Services are Primed to be Hit By WannaCry Again: What Can They Do to Protect Themselves?

There have been a multitude of articles hitting the news as of late, sounding the alarm for Healthcare Services and related organizations to make sure that they have secured themselves as it looks like the WannaCry malware is making a … Continue reading

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With Ransomware the Human Factor Is Always an Issue, But You Can’t Fire Everyone! It’s Better to Learn From Their Mistakes…

Another couple of articles recently hit the news, adding to the number of municipalities and local governments being hit by ransomware, as well as describing some of the fallout from these attacks.  The biggest takeaway is that these ransomware attacks … Continue reading

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Paying Ransomware When it Might be Necessary, But Why it is STILL Reactive…

For some reason, ransomware payments have been making the news as of late.  Recently, Riviera Beach, Florida made waves by paying out $600,000 to hackers in order to get their system back.  They then went on to claim these damages back from … Continue reading

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The Best Defence Against Ransomware? Don’t Get Infected…

It looks like the the idea of “Detect and Block” vs “Detect and Remediate” is gaining traction out there.  This is a welcome sight for us here at Wedge as we continue to espouse the idea that it is better … Continue reading

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…And Another Municipality Falls to Ransomware…

Ransomware attacks against municipalities have been hitting various cities around the U.S. as of late. We saw the Ryuk malware hitting Jackson County and provided an overview of how various ransomware strains are hitting governments across the globe, however, Spiceworks … Continue reading

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Targeted Ransomware Attacks Are On the Rise and are Crippling Local Governments: How Can They Protect Themselves?

Targeted ransomware attacks being perpetrated on local government entities is on the rise. Although the ransoms demanded are often relatively small, typically under $100K, the overall costs to remediate the attack and the damages inflicted by downtime and decreased efficiencies … Continue reading

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Ransomware Attacks May Be Decreasing BUT Related Costs Are INCREASING!

Some good and bad news is coming out of the first quarter of 2019 regarding Ransomware Attacks. Dark Reading had some interesting statistics to share about the number of ransomware attacks decreasing. (Mind you, the verdict from the industry is … Continue reading

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