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12400551497?profile=RESIZE_400xThere seems to be a very disturbing cyber-attack trend that is targeting our Healthcare sector.  This should be of a huge concern for everyone.  There used to be certain sectors that state sponsoredaccount access and criminal hackers would shy away.  Those days are gone.  The healthcare industry is an increasingly appealing target for cybercriminals from around the world.  The reason is simple: The healthcare value chain encompasses a large, complex network of connected entities that warehouse e

12324084900?profile=RESIZE_400xRansomware isn’t new, yet organizations still struggle to guard against this threat.  According to the Fortinet 2023 Global Ransomware Report, in 12 months, two-thirds of organizations were targeted by ransomware, with half of those falling victim to an attack.  As attackers advance their tactics, security and IT leaders must prepare for the inevitability of a ransomware attack.  It is no longer a matter of “if” a business will be breached but “when.”  Along with business leaders, those in the C

10919441478?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the past several weeks, our analysts were asked their opinions of what they believe will be the most pressing cyber security issues for the upcoming year.  I told them that you really can’t be wrong, as the malware used by all levels of hackers – is constantly changing.  Our job as cyber security professional is to try our best, based upon what we have seen recently, to identify immediate challenges in our profession. 

Are we guessing…… or do we use facts and evidence to make our expectations

10829660692?profile=RESIZE_400xRed Sky Alliance has been supporting cyber security prevention for years.  Prevention works and need to be employed to all cyber defenses.  Cyber-attacks know no boundaries.  They happen everywhere – even in Africa.  Companies are confronted with the increasingly difficult task of safeguarding their expanded digital estate against rising cyber threats. Previously, they'd implement security processes based on the physical network boundary, which was limited to their official premises.

Following t

9739418301?profile=RESIZE_400xMicrosoft has teamed up with Intel and Goldman Sachs to push for hardware security improvements that could help to mitigate supply chain risks.  Working under the auspices of the non-profit Trusted Computing Group (TCG), the companies have created a new Supply Chain Security workgroup that will aim to bring in experts from across the tech sphere.

The TCG argued that malicious and counterfeit hardware is particularly difficult to detect as most organizations don’t have the tools or in-house knowl

9472347259?profile=RESIZE_400xYears ago, baby monitors were able to listen in on remote telephones in people’s homes.  This may still be the case, only in reverse.  Current baby monitors include interactive devises that allow parent to both listen and watch their precious little one.  They can even talk to their babies remotely.  That is very cool, but it may come with vulnerabilities.

Many variants of smart devices have been identified as being at risk from cyber intrusion.  Devices of concern include security cameras, DVRs

8196181261?profile=RESIZE_400xDistributed denial-of-service attacks target websites and online services. The aim is to overwhelm them with more traffic than the server or network can accommodate. The goal is to render the website or service inoperable.  The traffic can consist of incoming messages, requests for connections, or fake packets. In some cases, the targeted victims are threatened with a DDoS attack or attacked at a low level.

DDoS attacks have not been in the spotlight this year, due the onslaught of high dollar a

8080252671?profile=RESIZE_180x180A Mac or iPad appearing on your organization’s network may not be cause for concern at first.  But when did it join the network? What is it doing? Is it the only one?  These questions can help discern a benign connected device from a malicious product trying to infiltrate an organization.

"The number of unmanaged devices has pretty much exploded in the last five years," said the head of threat research at Awake Security.  More people are connecting to corporate networks with devices that are not


Mirai is a self-propagating malware that infects networked devices and turns them into remotely controlled bots.  Targets include devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) such as IP cameras and home routers and access is achieved with either software exploits or via authentication with factory default credentials. Mirai is frequently updated to include new exploits making it difficult to mitigate.

This report provides cluster trending on infrastructure over the past several weeks from this repor