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June 27, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Daniel Maloof, IANS Managing Editor

 GoldenEye Ransomware Wreaks Havoc on Global Networks

The ransomware hits keep on coming, and just like the WannaCry outbreak, this looks like a big one. For the second time in as many months, corporations around the world are experiencing a massive cyber-attack that’s once again crippling enterprise networks and demanding a Bitcoin ransom to decrypt files.

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June 12, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Ken Van Wyk, IANS Faculty

 Van Wyk: Responding to Ransomware

Last month, I wrote that targeted attacks require much deeper analysis than those that are not targeted. While that still rings true, battling non-targeted threats like ransomware is becoming an increasing problem for organizations. 

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May 22, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Dave Kennedy, IANS Faculty

 Dave Kennedy on WannaCry and the Future of Ransomware Attacks

IANS Faculty Dave Kennedy, president and CEO of TrustedSec and frequent guest on major news networks such as CNN and Fox, stops by the IANS studio to review the latest details surrounding the WannaCry attack and offer tips for thwarting future attacks, from disabling SMB-1 to implementing application whitelisting.

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May 10, 2017 | Incident Investigations, Handling and Tracking
By Ken Van Wyk, IANS Faculty

 Van Wyk: Targeted Attacks Require Much Deeper Analysis

In the world of information security, intentions matter greatly, but they’re only a starting point. Apart from simple intentions, though, is the matter of whether or not an attack is targeted. In fact, when we can establish whether an attack is targeted, we often come to a vital decision point in an incident response operation. A targeted attack can change everything.

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