Evolution of Ransomware Attack Methodology in 2018

Are you sick of almost weekly ransomware news? We are too, but we also know ransomware is becoming more complex instead of dying down. We wanted to take a closer look at the evolution of attackers’ methodology, so we wrote this article – which also analyzes the industries and geographical areas targeted most by ransomware in 2018.

Evolution of Ransomware Attack Methodology in 2018
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Security Services Evaluation Criteria and Considerations When Selecting MSSP Partner

There are many blogs, articles and whitepapers out there that discuss why you should partner with a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP). But once you’ve made the decision to partner with a Managed Security Services Provider, what criteria should you consider?

Security Services Evaluation Criteria and Considerations When Selecting MSSP Partner

To learn more, read the article The Top Five Evaluation Criteria When Selecting an MSSP that discusses:

  • The five areas you absolutely have to consider when selecting an MSSP
  • Understanding the depth and breadth of an MSSP’s service offerings
  • Identifying the focus of your MSSP’s expertise

There are different types of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) out there, and choosing one that meets the needs of your business requires a lot of research. When selecting an MSSP for the critical job of protecting your company’s information you want an MSSP who can, at a minimum, score well against these criteria, and at best, become your trusted partner in information security.
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Know, Detect, Disrupt and Eradicate Advanced Threat, Breaking Kill Chain

The Kill Chain is the high-level framework or workflow that threat actors employ in their efforts to compromise a target. Disrupting any part of the chain means that the attacker’s efforts are thwarted.

Know, Detect, Disrupt and Eradicate Advanced Threat, Breaking Kill Chain

To learn more, read on the article and infographic, Breaking the Kill Chain that discusses:

  • Breach sources and the increasing advanced threat problem
  • The steps an adversary follows as they progress through the kill chain
  • 4 keys to breaking the kill chain and the questions you should ask yourself

This infographic is accompanied by a summary document, sharing in greater detail the most relevant and important considerations as you try to Break the Kill Chain.
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Unlock Efficiency with ABBYY FineReader Corporate

Large enterprises receive and produce thousands of documents every day. Success in business is determined by their ability to effectively manage those documents and make the most out of the information they contain. They are able to organise, search, excerpt, share, edit and archive documents quickly and easily so they can run their operations efficiently, serve their customers and partners well and grow their businesses.

Unlock Efficiency with ABBYY FineReader Corporate

Even if your company already has some established document workflows, there is always room for improvement. Many of the documents you work with may still be paper, and it is difficult to manage paper documents efficiently in our increasingly digital world. Your company can lose significant time and money trying to access, use and share the information contained within paper documents.

Digital documents can also present challenges. The ones you receive from customers, partners and vendors are often scans and image files that are neither searchable nor editable. It is not always easy to find or extract the relevant content from digital documents and it can also be difficult to share such documents securely.

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How to Make Money by Selling SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Take control of the Internet and grow your bottom line. Finding a cost-effective solution to secure your network that is easy to manage, reliable, and provides superior protection is a challenge.

How to Make Money by Selling SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Learn how to make more money with DNS protection and save countless hours on infection-related technical support and remediation, while your clients save numerous hours through uninterrupted productivity.

This article provides insight on how to better control Internet security and drastically reduce the number of threats that infect your clients’ networks. Read on this guide and learn:

5 Best Practices ASIC Semiconductor Chip Supply Chain Process

Managing an end-to-end ASIC supply chain process is one of the primary challenges of chip projects. The semiconductor value chain, which has always been complex, does not seem to get any simpler. Not only is the process long and complex, but it involves multiple technologies, dependencies and stakeholders. A McKinsey report pointed out “there has been a 50 percent increase in test and verification time during the design process over the past few years.”

5 Best Practices ASIC Semiconductor Chip Supply Chain Process

Even after chips enter the market, potential problems don’t stop. As the report mentions, “customers may encounter unexpected performance issues and ask semiconductor companies to help resolve them—a difficult task, since there’s no way to trace a chip from design through use.”

The financial stakes involved in mismanaging any of the countless steps in the semiconductor supply chain process are huge – late delivery of products to the market, financial losses due to high production costs, product recall and loss of reputation.

In this article, we’ve assembled five best practices to help you translate ASIC specifications into a final product through a smooth supply chain process. By following these practices, you’ll be able to reduce time to market, cut cost through higher and more predictable yields, and above all – achieve peace of mind throughout the process. By reading this article you’ll learn how to:

  • Avoid costly, time-consuming issues through careful planning
  • Cut cost through higher and more predictable yields
  • Achieve peace of mind while maintaining full control throughout the process

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Connecting Business Processes and Applications with Industrial IoT (IIoT) Smart Manufacturing

For companies that make parts, components, and other products, the IIoT is integral to creating smart factories that leverage high-speed communication and computing for real business impact. With the Industrial IoT (IIoT) becoming a key tool in the creation of smart factories, leading companies around the world are using the IIoT to bring operational technology (OT) and informational technology (IT) together for their success.

Connecting Business Processes and Applications with Industrial IoT (IIoT) Smart Manufacturing

Connecting business processes and applications with the industrial internet of things provides manufacturers with a treasure trove of actionable data. This article explains how the powerful partnership of PTC and Microsoft enables companies to bring smart manufacturing to life.

By creating a universe of connected things through leveraging the powers of the IIoT, leading corporations are able to:

  • Collect and analyze data more efficiently
  • Optimize their business practices
  • Improve their customer experience
  • And drive new revenue streams

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Strategies to Optimize Cloud Security and Accelerate Transformation

Cyber threat actors, whether on premises or in the cloud, are adept at escaping detection. Every second counts when trying to stop sensitive data from being stolen and sold on the underground marketplace.

Strategies to Optimize Cloud Security and Accelerate Transformation

SecureWorks provides the top five strategies for success at minimizing dwell time and identifying threats as soon as possible. This white paper includes questions to consider along with recommendations that will help organizations of all sizes resume operations more quickly and determine root causes of threats to avoid re-compromise after a cloud data breach.

What You Will Learn:

Data Encryption in Drupal for Meeting Compliance Requirements

What Information Do I Need to Encrypt in Drupal? Organizations collecting information from their web site should have this question on the top of their minds. It is a simple question, but can be hard to answer. For Drupal developers, encrypting data to industry standards can be a particular challenge. This article explores PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, FISMA, and FFIEC. Read on this article to learn:

  • What data needs to be encrypted
  • Which compliance regulations require encryption (PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, FISMA, etc.)
  • How to encrypt data and manage encryption keys in Drupal

Data Encryption in Drupal for Meeting Compliance Requirements
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Principles of Effective Encryption Key Management for Industry Data Security

Data security has come a long way within just the past few years. Organizations no longer have to continue to maintain current patchwork methods because there are no available, cost-effective, or interoperable solutions that easily solve their problems. Encryption and encryption key management are now industry standards and work across both legacy and newer business systems, multi-platform and multi-tenant networks, remote access workstations, geographical offices, data centers, and third party business partners.

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Securing data from intruders has never been more important. Companies such as Harley Davidson, Micros – Retail, and Enterprise Holdings trust our Alliance Key Manager to protect their data-at-rest. This article chock-full of great information; and with each stolen record from a compromised database costing $154 and up, now is a good time to be prepared. Check it out:
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Channel Incentive Program Mistakes to Avoid

Working with a professional channel incentive provider, or simply familiarizing yourself with valuable industry software, can help you master all the details so your program works like a well-oiled machine. And regardless of who’s at the helm, understanding the potential pitfalls can help enormously in planning and managing your channel incentive promotions to meet their full potential. Find out some of the more common mistakes, including:

  • not segmenting your audience appropriately;
  • establishing the wrong time frame;
  • not communicating regularly;

Channel Incentive Program Mistakes to Avoid
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Keep SQL Server Estate Secure by Monitoring

With greater risks from attacks on your data systems like SQL Server becoming increasingly creative and sophisticated, high security demands from regulation, monitoring is becoming a key part of your data security, you need a monitoring solution that doesn’t just find known attacks, but spots general signs of improper access as well.

Keep SQL Server Estate Secure by Monitoring

Sometimes attacks are predictable and easy to spot, but often your assailants will be trying new and unusual approaches you may never have known to check for. To defend against this evolving threat you need a monitoring solution that doesn’t just check against known attacks but also looks at a broad range of metrics so you can spot unusual patterns of activity anywhere and unearth hidden attacks.

Read on this article to learn how you could stop the next attack on your systems and ensure confidence in your data security. In this article you’ll learn:

  • Why standard monitoring can still leave you vulnerable against novel or unusual attacks.
  • How to defend against unknown attacks with a broader monitoring approach.
  • How you can still find the hidden signs of these attacks with a broader surveillance approach to monitoring.
  • How to set up a monitoring system to spot, investigate, and stop attacks.
  • What you need to set up this monitoring systems to spot, investigate, and stop attacks on your data.
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8 Signs You May Be Dealing With Fraudster Fake ID

Meet Aida: Data Scientist, Trust Builder, Fraud Fighter

Hello, I’m Aida, the world’s first identity verification bot. My name is an acronym for Authentic Identity Agent, but I’m also named for the first computer scientist, Ada Lovelace. Like my namesake, I thrive on studying patterns, devising solutions, and seeing the truth others miss.

8 Signs You May Be Dealing With Fraudster Fake ID

You can learn a lot about people—including fraudsters—from the digital exhaust they leave behind. Patterns emerge from these datasets. Over time I can extract insights that can help you understand how your fellow humans behave when they transact online. With this information, businesses can make smarter decisions about their customers.

I believe truth lies in data.

In this article, I’ll share significant findings from my analysis of actual fraud attempts across our client base. I was able to spot certain trends that predict a greater likelihood of fraud during account origination, when a business has never before seen an applicant. However, it’s important to note that fraud changes as often as trends do. Therefore, I continue to learn and evolve faster than the fraudsters, which is the advantage I have as a machine.
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Barriers, Challenges and Moving Beyond Buzzwords in Digital Transformation (DX)

‘Digital transformation’ relies too much on technology and not enough on strategy and processes. From a company focused on enabling technology solutions for our clients, we know this sounds a little crazy.

Advanced technologies have paved the way for a new competitive environment, unlike one we’ve seen before. Organisations have turned to adopting the same technologies their newer, younger competitors were built on, in an effort to transform themselves – embarking on what’s become widely known as ‘digital transformation’ or DX.

However, DX doesn’t seem to be paying off for everyone. Last year, businesses spent $1.3 trillion on digital transformation globally, of which
$900 billion was wasted. Closer to home, with only 8% of Australian organisations seeing results from their digital transformation efforts, something clearly isn’t working. We believe the focus needs to shift from technology to strategy – the first step to overcoming barriers to transformation.

Barriers, Challenges and Moving Beyond Buzzwords in Digital Transformation (DX)

So, why do some succeed while the rest struggle? Read on this article to explore the current transformation landscape, the barriers faced by mid-tier organisations, and discover steps you should take to accelerate your transformation.

Building Strategic Advantage with Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)

You might see contract management as something that only pertains to legal or finance. But if you’re responsible for closing deals, you’re more involved with contracts than you realize. Every business should care very much what’s inside its contracts, because they are binding, and they govern over 80% of transactions and value.

Contract Management

Contracts are the lifeblood of companies. They outline the rights and obligations of the company and its customers, vendors and partners.

If your Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) isn’t integrated within a full end‐to-end Quote‐to‐Cash process, you are missing opportunities to streamline sales, standardize terms, increase efficiency, and eliminate risk across the organization.

This article will outline the steps of the contract lifecycle and show how you can maximize the value of your deals with effective Contract Lifecycle Management.
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