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NEWS ALERT – NEW GLOBAL RANSOMWARE OUTBREAK

Comment provided by Andrew Douthwaite, VP Managed Services VirtualArmour. What we know On the heels of the “WannaCry” attack and as businesses and governments are in the midst of beefing up their cybersecurity standards another [...]

What Company Executives Need to Learn From WannaCry

There are many lessons to be learned from last month’s cybersecurity event which left 400,000 machines infected and disrupted businesses, factories, hospitals, and schools in over 150 countries. The WannaCry ransomware aimed to take control [...]

You will need more than tissues with the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The recent outbreak of the WannaCry (specifically WannaCrypt0r 2.0) ransomware has hit over 200,000 hosts in more than 100 countries around the world. Affecting multi-billion dollar companies, national health services and many other entities. Many [...]

The Unseen Threats to Wireless Connections

Unsecured wireless networks can hemorrhage personal and business data and even create far-reaching legal issues Once upon a time, owning electronic equipment also meant owning a plethora of cables - it was an accepted drawback [...]

Six Essential Steps Towards Building a Sound Cyber Defense Strategy Part Two

Continuing to break down how organizations can protect themselves against serious cyber threats Previously we looked at how a company can begin to approach a cyber defense strategy. These next three steps will address how [...]

Six Essential Steps Towards Building a Sound Cyber Defense Strategy Part One

A two part look at the most important steps organizations can take to guard against cyber threats With the current highly-publicized nature of data breaches, it’s easier than ever for executives and risk auditors to [...]

Dark Web – The Internet’s Dark Side

The dark web is a growing concern in the cyber-security space and has been the subject of numerous, recent, crime-related headlines. For users who access it, the dark web is a part of an anonymous [...]

Filling the Cybersecurity Gap in the Age of IoT

Rewind a couple of years and if you had asked a stranger on the street if they’d heard of a botnet or a DDoS attack*, they would likely shrug their shoulders or give you a [...]

Cloudbleed – The issue you didn’t know about that can impact your business

Another day, another high profile “bleed” incident has hit the headlines. Following shortly behind recently discovered F5 bug “Ticketbleed” (CVE-2016-9244), Cloudflare, a popular internet services company best known for their CDN (content delivery network), announced [...]

The Evolution of Cybersecurity in the UK vs. US

War is an ever-changing monster, and as crime and warfare evolve and become increasingly sophisticated, governments have been forced to enact new and evolving strategies to defend themselves. Perhaps this is no more evident than [...]

The Ugly Reality of Ransomware

This malicious software will kidnap your data, hold a gun to its head and say: your move. Some attacks go even further and plant incriminating evidence on your computer to prevent the authorities getting involved. [...]

OilPro – Combating cyber-crime through industry collaboration

The oil and gas industry is beginning to take some steps towards collaborating on cyber-security, but there is much more that needs to be done. Cyber-crime poses a very real threat to both onshore and [...]

Information Age – 2016: a year to remember in cyber security

DDoS attacks, zero day vulnerabilities, data breaches, ransomware and hacktivism – 2016 has been a whirlwind year for cyber security. But in light of all the doom and gloom, here are four things to be [...]

Compare the Cloud – A Secure path to the cloud – is there one?

40 percent of North American business-critical applications are in the public cloud, whether it is file storage, a communications application, or full blown IaaS. These strategies are attempting to address one common theme, increasing productivity [...]

Business Review – Cyber security lessons every Canadian business should learn from 2016

Having worked in cyber security over the last decade, I have witnessed a staggering escalation of estimated costs relating to cybercrime. Eye-watering figures have become so prevalent in our day to day that many have [...]

Giving Thanks To Cybersecurity

Written by Chris Storer, Senior Systems Engineer- VirtualArmour 2016 has been a whirlwind year in the world of cyber-security, from unprecedented growth of DDoS attacks, numerous Zero Day vulnerabilities and attacks, countless instances of breached [...]

A Secure Path to the Cloud- Is There One?

Written by Chad Schamberger, Director of Engineering- VirtualArmour 40 percent of North American business-critical applications are in the public cloud*, whether it is file storage, a communications application, or full blown IaaS.  These strategies are [...]

The Dark Side of IoT

Written by Tianyi Lu, Senior Systems Engineer- VirtualArmour As we continue our path towards 40 to 50 billion Internet-connected devices in 2020, there is a looming threat of malicious use cases for all of those [...]