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Massive Cyber Attack Threatens End Users, Again

Posted by Jay Kelley on Jun 28, 2017

Another week, another massive cyber attack hits the world. Since the Wikileaks share, powerful new hacking tools are readily available to anyone in the world. This will not be the last attack leveraging these newly available weapons.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, security strategy, anti-phishing, bitcoin, cyber threats, cyber attacks, remote browsers, WannaCrypt, GoldenEye

Gartner Cool Vendor Report Names Menlo Security and Describes Benefits of Browser Isolation

Posted by Peter Lunk on Jun 16, 2017

If you find it challenging to prioritize which security innovations to implement this year, this latest Gartner report can help. It names Menlo Security as a 2017 Cool Vendor for Security for Mid-Size Enterprise, and explains how any resource-constrained IT team can use browser isolation to reduce exposure to malware and phishing attacks.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, browser, gartner, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, remote browsing, browser-based attacks, cyber attacks, email threats

Manipulating Democracy by Spearphishing Candidates

Posted by Jay Kelley on Jun 7, 2017

Recent news is all about election hacking, with the publication this week by The Intercept of a top-secret report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), detailing how Russian military intelligence or state-sponsored attackers – or, maybe as Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in a recent interview, “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers – launched a multi-pronged phishing and spearphishing attack on voter registration during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, infosec euope

Email Phishing and Web Malware: Still the Same

Posted by Jason Steer on May 31, 2017

It’s 2017, and many organisations are still grappling with solving two of the biggest routes of attack into their business from the Internet - via their employees' in-boxes and web browsers. 

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, credential theft, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, infosec euope

Is Your Web Viewing Dangerous? Over 350k Web Sites Run Vulnerable Software

Posted by Peter Lunk on May 25, 2017

Over 350,000 of the world’s top 1 million web sites may be running vulnerable software --  which the recent WannaCry cyber attack has shown can spell considerable risk of hacker exploitation. According to the Menlo Security State of The Web report, software on some web sites dates back to over a decade ago, as far back as the year 2000. The cyber security research reveals that nearly half (46%) of the Internet’s top 1 million web sites, as ranked by Alexa, are risky, and that 1 in 5 domains run vulnerable software.

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Tags: isolation, ransomware, credential theft, malware vulnerabilities, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, banks, cyber attacks, wannacry, hackers, financial security firms, credit unions, web threats, email threats

Phishing & Whaling at FS-ISAC

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 22, 2017

Exhibiting at the recent FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017 at the Dolphin Convention Center (which could have doubled as a meat locker at times because it was so cold, while other times it could have been a large sauna it was so hot and steamy!), there was a mini-monsoon outside at one point. It was like Mother Nature was mimicking the downpour of cyber attacks confronting the financial services players at the event. It was a deluge! 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, credential theft, financial services, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017

The (Human) Face of Ransomware

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 19, 2017

When you start to realize the scope and impact the ransomware attack that began on Friday, May 12, 2017, and continued to roll onward into last weekend had not only a huge negative effect on businesses and their operations, but on everyday people, it begins to become all too real.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, ransomware, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, Telefonica, Vodafone, Gas Natural, watering hole attacks, wannacry

WCry: Reviewing the Info (So Far)

Posted by Jason Steer on May 18, 2017
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Tags: isolation, ransomware, WCry, North Korea

Don’t Let Phishing Ruin Your Trip

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 10, 2017

Traveling on business, you check into a business-friendly hotel for a few days. You approach the front desk of the hotel, checking in after a long flight. But, the front desk staff is, unfortunately, unable to check you in because the hotel’s electronic key system has been hacked. Someone on the hotel’s staff opened an email from an unknown party, clicked on an unknown link, and malware has infected the electronic key system. So, until ransom is paid, keys cannot be issued. Would you ever stay at that hotel again? Probably not. 

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Tags: isolation, ransomware, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, hospitality, hacked, read-only mode

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

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