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What is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

Chris Hartwig

Talk to any security expert in the field who has a few years of experience under their belt, and they will tell you the current threat landscape is ever-evolving and it takes a lot of effort and…

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Three Common Ways Ransomware Enters Your Network

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware attacks have ratcheted up significantly since the first quarter of 2016 as more and more cybercriminals attempt to extort money from victims by using ransomware to encrypt their data and…

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Best Ransomware Protection

Chris Hartwig

Tips to Improve Network Security Loss of productivity due to ransomware attacks is on the rise and cybercriminals are cashing in, making millions of dollars with minimal investment and effort.…

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Steps to Protect Your Network From Ransomware Attacks

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware attacks have dominated the headlines for the last several years and continue to cost American businesses millions of dollars in losses. This lucrative business is on target to net $1…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week – Recover Windows Activation Key

Chris Hartwig

It’s always a good idea to have your activation key handy prior to formatting your hard drive and attempting to reinstall or upgrade the operating system. If you have ever lost your Windows…

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Deception Technology in Action - CryptoStopper Bait Files Deceive Ransomware

Chris Hartwig

Deception Technology has come a long way since the first honeynets of the late 90’s; however, one product that hasn’t gotten better, even though it has had a 10 year head start, is antivirus. Expert…

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Banks Saving Bitcoins for Ransomware Payments

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware is a type of malware that denies access to a device or files until a ransom is paid, at which point the cyber criminals will provide a decryption key to allow the user to regain access to…

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CryptoStopper.io Demo – Isolate and Defeat TeslaCrypt Ransomware

Chris Hartwig

Today we are going to look at how CryptoStopper.io performs against a malware attack by the dreaded TeslaCrypt ransomware. In this demonstration, I will illustrate how quickly a server running…

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Ransomware Variant Won’t Decrypt Files After Ransom Paid

Chris Hartwig

Another week has gone by, and yet another cryptographic ransomware variant has emerged. The latest ransomware discovery has many in the industry concerned because it is rare for a cybercriminal to…

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Tip of the Week - Using NMAP to Find and Close Open Server Ports

Chris Hartwig

This week WatchPoint would like to highlight how you can use NMAP to increase security on your server by closing unused server ports.

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