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Ransomware in Healthcare…Still?

Posted by Greg Maudsley on May 5, 2017

By now, after years of ransomware in the news, one would think that the problem would begin to ebb, given nearly every security vendors’ claims to prevent it. Obviously this has not proven true, particularly in healthcare.

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Tags: malware, isolation, ransomware, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, healthcare

Detecting the Undetectable - The Punycode Homograph Attack

Posted by Jason Steer on Apr 25, 2017

Another week, another web security story where organisations need to consider how to defend against another phishing attack. 

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, state of the web, remote browsing, browser-based attacks, cyber attacks, punycode

Isolate the Unstoppable - Spear-Phish

Posted by Jason Steer on Mar 31, 2017
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Tags: isolation, risk, credential theft, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, phishers, patient zero, spammers, anti-spam, browser-based attacks

10 Tips to Reduce Malware Threats

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Mar 6, 2017



Half of the web is vulnerable to malware, as we measured recently in our State of the Web research report, making it clear that merely visiting a legitimate web site is risky.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, phishing, isolation, security, ransomware, credential theft, malware vulnerabilities, cyber theft, security strategy, anti-phishing, cyber threats, Google Chrome, bitcoins

Malware & Credential Theft are the Problems, not Russia

Posted by Greg Maudsley on Jan 19, 2017

 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, phishing, isolation, credential theft, gartner, anti-phishing

Browsing the Web is a Leap into the Unknown

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Dec 13, 2016

Users must recognize that they are taking a significant risk when connecting directly to the Internet. The new Menlo Security State of The Web report reveals that nearly half (46%) of the Internet’s top 1 million web sites, as ranked by Alexa, are risky.  

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, blog, isolation, malware vulnerabilities, cyber theft, security strategy, anti-phishing, state of the web

Yes Muni, You Can Limit Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Peter Lunk on Dec 1, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area was enjoying a US Thanksgiving holiday weekend when ransomware hit its municipal transportation agency, locally known as Muni. Over 900 office computers were affected, with Muni data locked up as the hacker demanded 100 bitcoins, or roughly $73,000, which the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) never considered paying, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, cyber theft, anti-phishing, San Francisco, bitcoin, Muni, remote browsing

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Consider Isolation!

Posted by Jason Steer on Nov 29, 2016

This is intended to be a little tongue in cheek for readers, however 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. 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, security, ransomware, malicious code, security strategy, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing

The Patient Zero Myth

Posted by Greg Maudsley on Oct 26, 2016

In medical terms, Patient Zero is loosely defined as the first human infected by a new or recently discovered viral or bacterial outbreak. The term has found its way into the IT security lexicon where its corollary is the first individual to be infected by a new malware strain, or the first victim in a phishing campaign.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, blog, phishing, isolation, security, malicious code, anti-phishing, phishing prevention

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