Jordan Kadlec

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Cybersecurity Q&A with WatchPoint CEO, Greg Edwards

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Oct 14, 2017 9:35:46 AM
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Cyberattacks, data breaches, malware, ransomware - these aren’t new to the headlines, yet the frequency of these incidents and the resultant focus on cybersecurity has dramatically increased.  Why are we seeing this trend?

The primary driver behind the increased number of data breaches is the ability of cyber criminals to monetize the data stolen.  This, in turn, has increased cybersecurity awareness and spending within organizations.  The fear CEOs feel of being publicly shamed and their company being financially harmed by a data breach is very real.  No CEO wants to go before Congress to explain their company was breached because of incompetence.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Business

Why You Should Change Your Passwords

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Oct 6, 2017 9:09:09 AM
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Almost exactly a year after Yahoo announced they suffered the largest data breach to-date, officials corrected the estimated number of users affected in a statement released on October 3rd. The initial estimation, which was made when they first announced their data breach in September 2016, was that the details of 500 million users were stolen. Three months later, Yahoo upped their assessment to one billion users. However, Yahoo is now telling users that virtually everyone who has a Yahoo account has had their data stolen. That’s correct, all THREE BILLION users have had their sensitive data stolen.

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Topics: Data Breach, Data, Breach, passwords, Yahoo, Yahoo Data Breach

Key Takeaways from the Largest Cyber Incidents of This  Year

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Sep 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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As we near the end of the third quarter of 2017, let’s take a look back at the key points from the major cyber incidents that have occurred over the last nine months. Serial entrepreneur and CEO of WatchPoint, Greg Edwards, will also weigh-in on what he believes are the two biggest takeaways from the WannaCry, NotPetya, and Equifax cyberattacks.

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Equifax Suffers Massive Data Breach

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Sep 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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Equifax, one of the largest providers of consumer credit reporting and other financial services in the United States, suffered a massive data breach where attackers made off with highly sensitive data of over 143 million users.

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Petya Ransomware - WannaCry's Successor is Here!

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 27, 2017 2:08:05 PM
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A major cyber-attack is spreading across Europe today (June 27th), shutting down several firms across the continent. The ransomware appears to be a new strain of Petya, which is inspired by the WannaCry outbreak that occurred last month. While the initial outbreak of Petya appears to be smaller than WannaCry, over eight countries have already been affected.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Ransomware, WannaCry, Petya Ransomware, Petya, Cyber Attack

Sorebrect - The Fileless, Code Injecting Ransomware

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 22, 2017 9:50:27 AM
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A new ransomware family has recently been discovered that incorporates a combination of fileless attack and code-injection. Dubbed Sorebrect, the fileless ransomware is targeting enterprises, instead of individual users.

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Topics: Ransomware, Fileless Malware, Fileless, Fileless Ransomare, Sorebrect

Microsoft & Co Release June Security Updates

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 14, 2017 3:49:44 PM
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Over the last two weeks, Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla, Google, and VMWare all released major security updates to their systems. Installing these updates, or ‘patches’ can be a key ingredient to your cybersecurity well-being. As we saw with the WannaCry outbreak back in May, failing to update your computer can have a devastating effect.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, WannaCry, Patch, Patch Tuesday

Bitcoins Are Worth How Much?!

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 9, 2017 10:37:37 AM
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A lot of people are looking for that next big investment that will make them millions. Well, a headline about Bitcoins caught my attention the other day: If You Invested $100 in Bitcoin in 2010, You’d Be Worth $72 Million Now. That’s a 720,000% return on investment.

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Topics: Ransomware, bitcoins, bitcoin

WannaCry Takeaways

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on May 18, 2017 3:37:58 PM
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WannaCry ransomware took the cybersecurity scene by storm last Friday (May 12th), becoming the fastest spreading ransomware to-date. Now that it is nearly a week later, we want to provide some takeaways on WannaCry. What happened, what did we learn, and what does the future look like?

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Topics: Ransomware, Wana Decryptor, WannaCry, WannaCry 2.0, WCry

WannaCry- Fastest Spreading Ransomware Ever

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on May 12, 2017 4:55:39 PM
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Cyber criminals are using an exploit kit to distribute the fastest spreading ransomware to-date. The ransomware being distributed is WannaCry 2.0 but is also referenced to as WannaCrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor, and WCry.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Business, Ransomware, WanaCry, WanaDecryptor