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These Factors MUST Work For Every Successful Ransomware Attack. DNS is Always Involved.

A government agency that found itself infected with ransomware and having to pay the ransom to restore service. Another local agency has opted not to pay the ransom and restore operations. Ransomware targeted at organizations is still a threat and even with backups, you have a highly disruptive and public event to try to get back online that comes with serious costs and potentially lost revenue.

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GreyEnergy Discovered As Successor to Notorious BlackEnergy

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ThreatSTOP & The Libssh Vulnerability: What You Need To Know

This week, the libssh project announced a serious bug in versions of their library released in the last few years.

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Torii: The New IoT Botnet You Might Need to Start Worrying About

An extremely sophisticated IoT botnet has recently been discovered and dubbed “Torii.” One of Torii malware’s many advanced capabilities is running on just about every type of smartphone, computer and tablet, with over 100 malware variants supporting over 15 different architectures.

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Bite Size Security News: Now Is The Time For Zero Trust Security

Zero Trust Networking is that all network communication should be considered untrusted unless otherwise designated as safe (i.e. with authentication, a known source, or other criteria).

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Bite Size Security News: Apple Denies Cybersecurity Breach to Congress

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John Bambenek Speaking at Infragard Symposium: A Primer on Cyber Security Intelligence & the Need For Threat Sharing

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Bite Size Security News: What Facebook's Breach Means

Organizations store and maintain more consumer data than ever and the failure to protect it (or having it breached) can mean real losses. One estimate suggests Facebook may by on the hook for over a $1B USD fine for the current breach.

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