Cyber criminals have no off season. Here are some of the most popular attack tactics and techniques your organization should be prepared to defend against.
What we know so far…
Looks like there’s a new kid on the block in Ransomware today that is creating havoc for a number of organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Turkey.
As an all-around nerd, not just a security nerd, I spend a lot of time checking out non security related blogs that involve a lot of technology. One in particular is Lifehacker.com. They usually have some pretty interesting blurbs about software or attacking a problem in a different way. Nothing too heavy, but still useful.
Although cyber attacks against large companies make the biggest headlines, small and medium-sized organizations are not immune to the threats. Smaller organizations are just as vulnerable as large enterprises, and in many cases, more so; because they have fewer resources to devote to cybersecurity.
Infogressive’s Jeff Murphy provides feedback from SC Magazine’s article “Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre.”
For Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to have paid out over three million dollars in ransomware and suffered a week of down time indicates a less than stellar cyber security posture.