The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) Cybersecurity Risk Alert reported increased ransomware attacks to SEC registrants (broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investment companies) and potentially service providers – especially if they maintain client assets or registrant records. Companies should be aware of the potential risks they face.
HALOCK partnered with a Manufacturing company to recover data exfiltrated from a ransomware attack
HALOCK contained and eradicated a ransomware attack on a manufacturing company’s internal assets and set a wholistic plan to mitigate future risk through enhanced MFA, policies, and training.
During the pandemic HALOCK and the information security community have been responding to a significant spike in cyber security incidents.
Pandemic Breaches Bulletin During the pandemic HALOCK and the information security community have been responding to a significant spike in cyber security incidents.
The top 6 things you should do right now to prepare and defend against a ransomware attack.
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VULNERABILITY N+1. AUTHOR: Terry Kurzynski, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 AUDITOR As Americans, we love lists. That fact is self-evident when browsing our favorite blog sites, as many blogs start out with catchy headlines like, “The Top 5 ______ (fill in the blank).” The love of lists is rooted deeply in our culture. We loved the […]
Cleverly Disguised Ransomware Infecting Chrome Users. A new variant of ransomware is spreading via poorly secured websites and the Chrome Web Browser. Users are fooled into downloading what they think is a missing font pack in order to resolve the error. This attack technique is not uncommon, and has been recently reported delivering click-fraud malware, […]
BEC Phishing is a Bigger Threat than Ransomware. AUTHOR: Terry Kurzynski, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 AUDITOR Ransomware stole a lot of headlines in 2016 as organizations across the world fell victim to it. From hospitals to city transit systems, the infectious malware invaded enterprises, encrypting files and generally wreaking havoc. For most of those afflicted, ransomware […]