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CyberAlert: Bad Rabbit

CyberAlert: Bad Rabbit

US-CERT has received multiple reports of ransomware infections, known as Bad Rabbit, in many countries around the world. A suspected variant of Petya, Bad Rabbit is ransomware—malicious software that infects a computer and restricts user access to the infected machine until a ransom is paid to unlock it. US-CERT discourages individuals and organizations from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee that access will be restored. Using unpatched and unsupported software may increase the risk of proliferation of cybersecurity threats, such as ransomware.

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Why You Must Perform A Security Assessment

Why You Must Perform A Security Assessment

Recently, we discussed why it is important to have a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) system, and why it is crucial for skilled Administrators to actively use and monitor it. For a quick refresher, here is the article in Wired that sums up the presentation by Rob Joyce, Chief of NSA’s Tailored Access Operations, that inspired this series.This week’s post will cover why it’s important for your organization to perform a Security Assessment to analyze your organization’s operational risks.

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New Cybersecurity Regulations for Credit Reporting Agencies

New Cybersecurity Regulations for Credit Reporting Agencies

Following the Equifax breach, New York State has announced a proposed regulation for credit reporting agencies. According to the press release, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the Department of Financial Services to issue a new regulation making credit reporting agencies to register with New York for the first time and comply with this state’s first-in-the-nation cybersecurity standard.

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The Weakest Link in Network Security?

The Weakest Link in Network Security?

The weakest link in your network security? Your employees! Cybriant works with KnowBe4 to provide new school security awareness training. Your employees are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing and ransomware attacks. Old school training – once a year meetings or posters in the break room just don’t cut it anymore.

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