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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 Ransomware Scourge Continues. “To Pay or Not to Pay” is not the answer. GET YOURSELF PREPARED is!

The number of ransomware victims continues to mount with CNN reporting that attacks on cities continue to rise.  Law enforcement officials continue to warn against paying ransoms.  Security experts continue to suggest that even if victims pay their ransom, there is … 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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Over 1/4 of UK Firms Have Been Victims of Ransomware Over the Past Year: Could These Attacks Have Been Prevented?

A recent InfoSecurity Magazine article was published recently that highlighted how dire the Ransomware situation is getting; particularly in the UK.  According to figures released by data backup firm Databarracks, over 28% of UK organizations have been hit by ransomware over the past … Continue reading

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The Ransomware Tsunami Is Coming! Is Your Municipality Prepared When It Hits?

We’ve seen it.  We’ve been blogging about it.  Ransomware is on the rise…and it is hitting municipalities hard.  Multiple cities in Florida have been hit and have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin, against law enforcement recommendations. … Continue reading

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Smart Grids – the Next Big Attack Vector to Pull Down a Country’s Smart Grid Could be Your WiFi-enabled Thermostat! Here is How to Protect the Grid…

While Argentina and Uruguay are still reeling from a massive blackout that left nearly 50 million citizens without power over the weekend, we still cannot rule out cyberattack as being the reason. The integrated nature of the regional grid meant … 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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Equifax Downgraded: Financial Costs of Cyber Attacks Far Outweigh Actual Ransom or Remediation

Who watches the watchers? It was very telling to read the news recently on (ZDNet, Forbes) highlighting the downgrade of credit monitoring agency Equifax by credit ratings agency Moody’s (Moody’s lowered Equifax’s outlook from stable to negative last week (May … Continue reading

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