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Isolating Meltdown & Spectre

Posted by Jason Steer on Jan 9, 2018

2018 has barely started and we've already got our first big major security vulnerabilities of the year, with the media generating lots of deserved attention worldwide on them. In case you missed the news, two major CPU vulnerabilities have been disclosed by Google and several other researchers: Meltdown and Spectre

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Tags: web-based vulnerabilities, remote browsers, browser-based attacks, isolation technology

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Consider Isolation

Posted by Jay Kelley on Dec 7, 2017

 

While this post is intended to be a little tongue-in-cheek for readers, it’s been written to provoke discussion on how organizations continue to do the same things they have done for the last 15 years, without thinking of all the issues they bring with them…

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Tags: ransomware, phishing, isolation, web isolation, spear-phishing, malvertising

Lights, Camera, Cyber Attack!

Posted by Jay Kelley on Dec 5, 2017

 

The past few years, the major studios and production companies that create movies, broadcast television, streaming content, and even online and video games have been under cyber attack.

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Tags: cyber attacks, ransomware, phishing attack, isolation, malicious code, malware

Cyber Monday: Going Phishing?

Posted by Jay Kelley on Nov 21, 2017

 

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday (November 24 th) and Cyber Monday (November 27 th). And, if it’s any indication of how much online shopping will occur, last year (2016), Cyber Monday set a new sales record of $3.45 billion USD!
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Tags: cyber attacks, phishing, cyber Monday, Black Friday, isolation, isolation platform, malware

For Feds, DMARC is a Start, But More is Needed

Posted by Jay Kelley on Nov 9, 2017

 

Last month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security directed federal agencies to begin employing enhanced security methods and protocols on all government email accounts. This action is an effort to halt the impersonation of U.S. government email domains, referred to as spoofing, by attackers intent on deploying a dizzying array of cyber attacks typically initiated by a phishing campaign. Given that many reports place the start of a cyber attack squarely on phishing campaigns—some reports place the figure at over 90% of cyberattacks are as the result of phishing—it makes sense that the DHS would require greater email security for federal government email accounts and inboxes.

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Tags: DMARC, cyber attacks, cyber security, phishing attack, isolation

The SWIFT Security Controls Framework and Isolation

Posted by Jay Kelley on Nov 7, 2017

If you are in the financial services community, you are likely well-aware of and well-acquainted with SWIFT and the services it performs. As a quick primer for the uninitiated, SWIFT is an acronym for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, a cooperative built over forty years ago by banks and financial institutions globally to address a mutual problem: A better, more secure, and automated way to communicate inter-bank payments across borders. SWIFT addressed this common issue, and today, it is a world-leading provider of secure messaging services for over 11,000 banks, financial organizations, and enterprises in over 200 countries.

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Tags: SWIFT, cyber attacks, phishing, spear-phishing, malware, isolation technology, isolation platform

Oh, JavaScript – You Devil!

Posted by Jason Steer on Oct 31, 2017

I think we’ve blogged a few times now on the risks of JavaScript and the role it plays in browser-based cyber attacks. We’ve recently seen the details of the Pornhub attack, where malicious adverts were used to target users visiting the Pornhub website and served up fake browser updates as another in a very long list of malvertising attacks.

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Tags: javascript, cyber threats, coinhive, cyber attacks, isolation technology

You Are a Bad Rabbit!

Posted by Jason Steer on Oct 26, 2017

It’s another day and another cyber attack headline in the media. This time it’s another ransomware-style attack; this one is called “Bad Rabbit”. According to media reports, it has impacted organizations in Russia and Ukraine mostly, with reports of some businesses in Turkey and Germany (and possibly in Poland and Japan) also being affected (that we know of so far).

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Tags: ransomware, bad rabbit, credential theft, javascript, isolation technology, web isolation, cyber threats

Mission Impossible 17 – Spear Phishing

Posted by Jason Steer on Oct 24, 2017

Spear phishing attacks continue to plague businesses of all sizes, across all sectors. Detection of these messages remains an impossible feat. Spear phishing messages plague everyone and their intent ranges from delivering malware or ransomware, to stealing passwords and personal information, such as bank account information. All of these things have a high value in the online criminal world, hence why spear phishing is the most popular tool in the cyber attack arsenal today.

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Tags: spear-phishing, anti-phishing, cyber attacks, cyber security, ransomware, cyber training

Isolate ALL: Unlocking Isolation's Full Potential

Posted by Greg Maudsley on Oct 19, 2017

Threat isolation is fast becoming the new “must-have” technology for IT security teams. It has gained recognition from leading analysts, and enterprise adoption is taking off. Case-in-point, Menlo Security now has hundreds-of-thousands of users across the globe using isolation to access the web without worry of malware infections. What is of particular importance is that 90% of these Menlo Security customers are isolating ALL of their web traffic, which unlocks isolation’s full potential. So why is this significant? 

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Tags: cyber security, isolation technology, web isolation, cyber threats

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