The whole point of ransomware is to make money for malicious actors who manage to identify security weakness in your organisation. Like any “service” it is going to come at a cost; and a ransomware incident is likely to be both very embarrassing and, when combined with data extortion, potentially very expensive. It is time […]
Suddenly countries that we never spend much time thinking about are on the front lines of an epic struggle between an anachronistic, totalitarian regime – which also happens to be running the world’s largest country by land mass – and a western European economy built on a consumer growth influenced by various levels of socialism.
In the Americas, US President Joe Biden pledged to reduce the country’s carbon emissions by between 50 and 52 per cent in a boost to clean energy industries. Meanwhile, racial tensions are set to remain high despite the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd in May 2020.
Threat intelligence failure – three words that have been increasingly prevalent in recent years, whether it is Russians paying bounties to the Taliban for the killing of American forces ; COVID-19 warnings prior to February 2020 ; or an unfortunate million-dollar pay-out after a ransomware attack. Whilst the third in that list may not appear
In the final article of our trilogy (see the previous articles here and here), we investigate how a cyber threat intelligence (CTI) analyst and programmes associated with this specialism, provide insight about physical and cyber threats to your organisation. The value of these insights is reflected in the ‘wins’, which come as a result of
In the previous article on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) analysts, we covered what a CTI analyst is and discussed how they can bridge the gaps between IT, security, and the rest of the business. We touched on how this is beneficial to the maturity of any organisation, but what exactly did we mean by this? In
There are significant parallels between the responses of governments and national healthcare organisations to coronavirus – and the resulting infection, Covid-19 – and the way in which businesses respond to ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, the woeful state of global pandemic management and preparedness mirrors the posture of most companies to a ransomware infection or data breach