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VeCyber Threat Level: Preventing the Worst Day

The State of Cyber Threat This year has seen no shortage of successful Cyber-attacks, each more devastating than anything previously known. This growing complexity of systems translates to larger and larger attack surfaces for Ransomware, Malware and ever more destructive, potentially life threatening attacks. Equifax hack affected over 240 million banking and credit card customers…

Bad Rabbit: What you need to know

On October 24th, a ransom outbreak called Bad Rabbit was unleashed that initially infected victims throughout Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Though the USA and other western countries were not specifically targeted by this campaign, Bad Rabbit has now been detected globally. What is it? Believed to be a variant of notPetya, a malicious Ransomware attack that encrypts user…

ROCA attack: What you need to know

US-CERT, the government agency charged with protecting US Public and Private Security interests recently published the ROCA vulnerability.    This affects authentication, signature and encryption tokens and chips used for Trusted Boot of operating systems. The vulnerability is present in NIST FIPS 140-2 and CC EAL 5+ certified devices since at least the year 2012.   This…

KRACK/WPA2 Hack: What you need to know

Yesterday, US-CERT, the government agency charged with protecting US Public and Private Security interests, published the WPA-2 Alert “Krack” attack.   All wireless devices using WIFI/WPA2 to communicate are at risk.  The main fallout from this is wireless encrypted traffic could be hacked for sensitive information, user ids and passwords.   Hackers must be in range of…

What You Don’t Know About Security Can Hurt You – Threats to HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Executives

  Introduction “The information age has already arrived, but most organizations are woefully unprepared… [making] it easier for perpetrators to steal, spy, or sabotage without being noticed and with little culpability if they are.”[1] That quote is from 1996 predicting the onslaught of data and its impact on our lives. Nowhere is that impact felt…