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Ransomware Simulator Script – A tool for testing ransomware defenses

Nathan Studebaker

For too long, consumers have been without a method to test the cyber security products that they are purchasing or evaluating. Instead, the products are ‘field tested’ during a real event, at which…

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Deception Technology for Business

Nathan Studebaker

Hacking-As-A-Service and downloadable exploit kits have given rise to offensive hacking. These services allow less savvy hackers, known as script-kiddies, to carry out sophisticated attacks that…

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Stopping Ransomware Using Deception

Nathan Studebaker

Deception technology is prime for a comeback in 2017, and here are two big reasons why: The average time to detect a data breach is 205 days. Ransomware will be a 1 Billion dollar business in 2016.…

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Anatomy of Ransomware

Nathan Studebaker

A little over a decade ago, most computer viruses were simpler than the ones we see today. Back then viruses were like a 3 function Swiss army knife; they might change the background, rename files,…

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Test CryptoStopper - Ransomware Simulator

Nathan Studebaker

  TestCryptoStopper.exe was developed for use with CryptoStopper™.  We wanted to give our customers a safe and easy way to test the effectiveness of CryptoStopper™ against a ransomware attack.  

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Tip of the Week – A Free Tool For Testing Anti-Ransomware Defenses

Nathan Studebaker

We have written two PowerShell scripts that function just like ransomware. One script encrypts the data, and the other script decrypts the data using a public/private key pair. We created these as a…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week - Lessor Known File Extension Tricks Used By Hackers

Nathan Studebaker

Almost certainly by now, we’re all aware that cyber criminals use social engineering and phishing attacks to trick users into opening malicious emails. Hackers use double extensions such as…

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Why Didn’t My Antivirus Detect Ransomware?

Nathan Studebaker

Flawed Design The entire world uses antivirus yet the entire world keeps getting infected with viruses and ransomware. Why is that you ask? Simply put, antivirus is obsolete because their detection…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week - Enumerate File Shares With Powershell

Nathan Studebaker

Use PowerShell to Discover and Record File Shares An old college professor of mine once gave our class some simple yet sound advice; know your network. I didn’t realize it at the time but that his…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week - Password Expiry Email Notification

Nathan Studebaker

Overview Imagine it’s Monday morning, it’s 8:00 a.m., the work week isn’t even a full minute old, and the CEO is calling the support line, frantic because his password expired and now he can’t login…

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