Beazley’s $45 Million Cybersecurity Bond: A Solution for First-Party & Third-Party Cyber Losses

Beazley, a leading specialist insurer, has recently launched a catastrophe bond for cybersecurity and ransomware breaches. This $45 million bond is designed to provide financial protection for organizations that suffer a significant cyber-attack resulting in a loss of $300 [...]

Beazley’s $45 Million Cybersecurity Bond: A Solution for First-Party & Third-Party Cyber Losses2023-01-19T14:08:36-08:00

Impact of Cyber Attacks on Water Infrastructure

We hear a lot about critical infrastructure and how important it is to secure it. But few categories of infrastructure are more critical to human existence than water and wastewater processing and transport systems. Next to the air we [...]

Impact of Cyber Attacks on Water Infrastructure2023-01-31T15:06:09-08:00

Why Ransomware Targets Education and Healthcare Sectors

Nowadays, tech and ransomware go hand in hand. Hackers look for two characteristics when they scope out their next target: first, an organization or individual with valuable information and assets; and second, someone who is fairly easy to attack. [...]

Why Ransomware Targets Education and Healthcare Sectors2022-12-16T17:41:34-08:00

U.S. Department of State’s $10M Bounty on Conti Ransomware

The U.S. Department of State announced last week that it is offering a $10,000,000 bounty for information on the identification or location of five highly ranked members of Wizard Spider, the Conti ransomware syndicate. Since the emergence of Conti in [...]

U.S. Department of State’s $10M Bounty on Conti Ransomware2022-12-15T00:57:47-08:00

The EPA Adds Cybersecurity Rules for Water Sector

As cyber attacks continue suppressing critical infrastructure sectors like water and wastewater systems, implementing proper cybersecurity practices is becoming more vital in protecting against highly disruptive cybersecurity incidents. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these threats on process control [...]

The EPA Adds Cybersecurity Rules for Water Sector2022-12-15T00:58:31-08:00

Windows 11’s New Update Defends Against Compromised Credentials

Passwords protect our identity in the digital space, allowing for safe and secure interactions. Despite the strength and efficacy of any given sophisticated password, private data is at risk when credentials are compromised. To combat these online attacks, Microsoft is [...]

Windows 11’s New Update Defends Against Compromised Credentials2022-12-15T00:59:04-08:00

AstraLocker 2.0 Ransomware is a Smash & Grab Variant

A version of AstraLocker, AstraLocker 2.0 ransomware, has just been released. This updated version is what some threat analysts call a rapid attack, or smash-and-grab style of ransomware. The AstraLocker 2.0 developers use Microsoft Word attachments in emails to distribute [...]

AstraLocker 2.0 Ransomware is a Smash & Grab Variant2022-12-15T01:00:38-08:00

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