ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

Flash Briefing: Presidents' Day Hackers Abound

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Feb 14, 2019 11:04:20 AM

Presidents' Day is on Monday of next week and this isn’t lost on fraudsters and wire-transfer hackers. Once a wire has mistakenly been sent to the bad guy, each minute counts - the longer the delay the greater the chance they’ve been able to transfer your funds to an account that can’t be reached by the FBI. The added holiday adds an automatic delay that works to their advantage and even the most prepared organizations can fall victim.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Incident Response, FBI, security incident response

Involving the FBI After a Cybersecurity Incident

Posted by Patrick Quinn on Feb 20, 2018 9:38:41 AM

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Jeffrey Huber, who runs point on cybersecurity for the state of Iowa, was on hand at a recent ProCircular roundtable to talk about the FBI’s Cyber Division and its role in addressing cybercrime.

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Topics: Data Breach, Incident Response, hacking, FBI

WannaCry: Solutions to the Latest Ransomware Challenge

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on May 15, 2017 7:56:20 AM

 

The WannaCry (aka wCry or WannaCrypt) ransomware is making its way across the world, and there are several variants on their way to the united states. The original version of the ransomware behaves much like the Locky or other mainstay threats – it encrypts your data with military-grade encryption tech, starts a timer, and provides you with a place that you can pay to get a key which allows you to decrypt your valuable data.
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Incident Rsponse, Incident Response, it risk assessment, healthcare

Startup Cybersecurity Strategy

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Mar 20, 2017 9:24:18 AM
In the world of startups, cybersecurity is often an afterthought.

Not because budding entrepreneurs haven’t heard the horror stories, but it seldom ranks highly among things that directly generate cash or hurry a company to market. Like so many other priorities, cybersecurity often falls to the wayside in the early business stages.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, Security Awareness Training

Executive's Cybersecurity Checklist

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Mar 13, 2017 9:55:05 AM

Cybersecurity Checklist for the Non-IT Executive:

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, Security Awareness Training

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