Cyber Insurance Does Not Pay out for Human Error

Insurers will always work to limit their risk, so it is important for the buyer to be aware of what is in the fine print of any policy. Particularly with the recent WannaCry Ransomware insurers [...]

The Cyber Warfare Cell that Worries the West

Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware strain that hit a couple of weeks ago? A recent Reuters article points out what is happening in North Korea and it seems more and more signs are point [...]

ALERT: Massive Wave Of CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections

We received this email from our friends at KnowBe4.com today:

Fake Netflix App is Actually Ransomware

Kaspersky warned on their blog: "People are downloading a new app, looking to get free access to Netflix accounts. What they’re actually getting is a malware strain called Netix that encrypts [...]

February 8th, 2017 |Categories: NetFlix, Social Engineering, Ransomware, Security, knowbe4.com

USB Sticks Could Infect Your Network

We ALWAYS recommend strict and tight controls around the use of USB sticks or drives in your environment. They have long been the carriers and purveyors of malware and viruses on corporate [...]

January 24th, 2017 |Categories: Malware, Social Engineering, Phishing, Security, knowbe4.com, Email

How long does it take to recover from a ransomware infection?

It Takes 33 Hours according to a recent survey by Vanson Bourne of 500 cybersecurity decision makers that was sponsored by SentinelOne.

Ransomware spreads like a virus in the cloud

The focus on exploitation never stops, and the hackers are always one step ahead. Today we were notified in an artcile from the folks at www.knowbe4.com of an obscure 2-year old ransomware strain [...]

October 5th, 2016 |Categories: virlock, Technology, netskope, Ransomware, Security, knowbe4.com

Employee Awareness is Ransomware's Greatest Protection

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a great opportunity to strengthen your human firewall in the war against this ransomware epidemic. We love that term, "Human Firewall" - that is [...]

FBI Warns That Ransomware Attacks Are Getting More Dangerous And Expensive

This "security" thing continues to become more and more of an issue in our business lives, as well as personal. Recently the FBI posted a warning explaining what the potential losses are, [...]

Top 10 Phone Scams Revealed

With all the ongoing talk of ransomware and the continued rise of cybercrime we may forget that phone scams continue to run rampant. I (Paul) have recently been the subject of one of the IRS phone [...]

August 3rd, 2016 |Categories: irs, Security, knowbe4.com, ftc, robocall, Scam