What is Enterprise Patch Management?

What is Enterprise Patch Management (a.k.a. the application of software security updates according to NIST SP 800-40r4)? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just released Report 800-40r4: Guide to Enterprise Patch Management Planning: Preventive Maintenance for Technology. [...]

What is Enterprise Patch Management?2022-04-08T13:23:38-07:00

LAPSUS$: The New Extortion Group Causing a Scene

A new threat actor group is behind an infamous wave of attacks impacting companies like Microsoft, Nvidia, Okta, and most recently Globant, among others. LAPSUS$, tracked as DEV-0537 by Microsoft, is relatively less sophisticated than other hacking and extortion groups [...]

LAPSUS$: The New Extortion Group Causing a Scene2022-04-08T17:40:39-07:00

Cybersecurity Transformations Since the Russia/Ukraine Conflict

In the past few days since the Russia/Ukraine conflict, there have been some changes in the cybersecurity landscape. Below are some of my personal observations from our Ransomware Recovery business unit. I am curious if other incident response professionals, ransomware [...]

Cybersecurity Transformations Since the Russia/Ukraine Conflict2022-03-04T12:27:57-08:00

Ransomware Attacks Trending Towards Mid-Sized Targets

Last year, there was considerable evolution in terms of ransomware trends and techniques. In the US, and abroad, we saw many high-impact attacks being carried out against critical infrastructure entities. These highly disruptive and highly publicized attacks brought increased pressure [...]

Ransomware Attacks Trending Towards Mid-Sized Targets2022-04-08T17:42:12-07:00

Ransomware Attack: Should I Contact the FBI and Law Enforcement?

If your company was hit with ransomware, you might be wondering if you should contact the FBI after a ransomware attack, or other law enforcement. The quick answer is mostly yes, but with important caveats to consider. Because of the [...]

Ransomware Attack: Should I Contact the FBI and Law Enforcement?2022-02-27T23:49:27-08:00

What to Expect from Your Cyber Breach Insurance Policy

The last two years have been a bloodshed for cyber breach insurers. From 2016 through 2019, the payouts on each dollar of cyber breach insurance billed ranged from $0.43 to $0.48. In other words, loss ratios were 43% to 48%. [...]

What to Expect from Your Cyber Breach Insurance Policy2022-04-08T17:42:23-07:00

Yes, You Need Cyber Breach Insurance!

Is Your Business More Likely to Burn Down, or Get Hit with a Cyber Attack? What is most likely to happen to your business in the next two years? Will it burn down, or will you experience a cyber [...]

Yes, You Need Cyber Breach Insurance!2022-02-27T23:53:59-08:00

Cyber Safety Tips for the Holidays

With the holiday season now in full swing, we wanted to share some helpful cyber safety tips and guidance when it comes to your cybersecurity strategies (or lack thereof). The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, as well as the FBI, [...]

Cyber Safety Tips for the Holidays2022-02-27T23:55:26-08:00

Why Firewall Patching (Updating Firmware) is Critical for Your Business

Firewall patching (updating firmware) is one of the most prudent aspects of network security management that, if neglected, can have dire consequences for your company. Now more than ever, consistent firewall patching is a must have for every business, big [...]

Why Firewall Patching (Updating Firmware) is Critical for Your Business2022-02-27T23:57:39-08:00

How Much Cyber Breach Insurance Do I Need?

Though cyber attacks have continued to grow in both scale and destructive power, there has also been an increase in the choices available to insure against the many types of cybersecurity threats and losses. But business decision makers might be [...]

How Much Cyber Breach Insurance Do I Need?2022-02-28T00:00:35-08:00