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 Ransomware2022-09-09T20:47:31-07:00

OFAC Sanctions Cryptocurrency Mixer Tornado Cash

What is Tornado Cash? A virtual cryptocurrency mixer on the Ethereum blockchain, Tornado Cash was officially sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on August 8th, 2022. The platform works to facilitate [...]

OFAC Sanctions Cryptocurrency Mixer Tornado Cash2022-09-09T18:43:16-07:00

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 Sector2022-09-02T17:48:19-07:00

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 Credentials2022-08-26T22:56:08-07:00

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 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

How Much Does It Cost to Recover from Ransomware?

The cost to recover from ransomware will depend on many factors. The three key variables are the size of your company, the complexity of the network and applications, and the ransomware gang that attacked you. There are many more variables [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Recover from Ransomware?2022-02-28T00:02:03-08:00