NSA Issues Rare Advisory on BlueKeep Windows Vulnerability

Jordan Kadlec

After nearly three weeks of Microsoft urging Windows users to patch their systems, the National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a rare advisory, warning users to update their systems to protect…

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Baltimore City Government Still Recovering from Ransomware Attack

Jordan Kadlec

On May 7, an unknown hacker group infected Baltimore’s city government with ransomware variant RobbinHood. Over two weeks later, the city is still unable to provide basic city services, and according…

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Ransomware Continues to Hit Municipalities

Jordan Kadlec

Municipalities in California, Florida, Maine, New York, and North Carolina were victims of ransomware attacks in the month of April. The financial constraints placed on a city’s ability to spend…

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Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Increased Nearly 200% In Q1 2019

Jordan Kadlec

According to a recent Malwarebytes report, ransomware attacks on businesses increased 195 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Moreover, compared to the first quarter of 2018, ransomware attacks on…

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DLL CryptoMix Exposes Ransomware Infection Method

Jordan Kadlec

As users become more and more aware of malspam (malware spam), or phishing emails, hackers are finding different ways to distribute ransomware. DLL CryptoMix is the latest example of ransomware…

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Arizona Beverages Hit With Ransomware Attack

Jordan Kadlec

Arizona Beverages (Arizona), one of the largest beverage suppliers in the United States, was hit by a massive ransomware attack last month. The ransomware, believed to be iEncrypt, was triggered…

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RDP Brute Force Attack Detection and Blacklisting with Powershell

Nathan Studebaker

Overview Monitoring systems provide great value because they alert us to unusual events. They allow us to check a box on our audit sheet, but really a monitoring system is just half of the equation.…

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The Ever-Changing Role of the CISO

Jordan Kadlec

The Chief Information Security Officer, better known as the CISO, is a relatively new C-suite position that oversees a company’s information security program. As billions were affected by…

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Norsk Hydro Hit by LockerGoga Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

Norsk Hydro, one of the largest aluminum producers in the world, has been forced to switch to partial manual operations due to a ransomware attack. The company announced Tuesday that it was the…

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