Updated June 28, 2017: New Ransomware, Petya: a global threat Many organizations worldwide are being crippled by a new variant of the Petya ransomware. The new variant, also known as Petrwrap *update: it seems some groups are referring to this outbreak as “NotPetya” and classifying it as a “Ransomworm”, has penetrated a number of vital network…

Missed our webinar “Guarding your business against ransomware”?   We’ve got the presentation available for download here and the video will be ready shortly.  In the meantime, feel free to contact us with your questions on Ransomware and how Layered Security – combined with end user training – can safeguard your business not only from ransomware but many of the…

Protect your business from WannaCry and future ransomware threats We’re providing a quick action list to reduce the spread and impact of WannaCry, the ransomware which affected 200,000+ systems in 150 countries starting on Friday May 12.  While the situation is very serious, the solution for stopping this breed of ransomware is now clearly documented and…

  Is your data an easy target for social engineering hacks? For a process called ‘penetration testing’ a credit bureau recently hired a security company (run by a well-known former cybercriminal skilled in a variety of break in techniques) – to devise ways to breach security in their IT systems, to look for openings in…

Todd Howe, Linux Systems Engineer Traditionally, specialists in information security divide into two opposing camps — the Red Team and the Blue Team. The Red Team’s role is to simulate barbarians at the gate: probing network defences and acting like attackers in order to expose and report weaknesses. Blue Team is left to pick up…

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