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  1. Understanding Ransomware in Healthcare

    Ransomware has dealt heavy blows to healthcare organizations in the past several years as it has increased in frequency. The Ponemon Institute even ranked it among the top threats facing healthcare. Not only is ransomware financially damaging, but the situation also becomes especially precarious in the healthcare industry because lives, in addition to data, could…


  2. This Month in SSL: April 2016

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption Google recently released a list of Certificate Authorities that are not trusted by browsers. Data Breaches A cybercriminal attempted to sell sensitive information for 1.5 million Verizon customers on the black market…


  3. 4 Tips for Avoiding Malware

    In late 2015, Cyphort reported that malvertising had increased by 325% since the previous year. Malvertisements are ads that can infect a user’s computer when they click on the ad. Malvertising is only becoming more and more of a threat for users every day; the attacks are relatively easy to implement, requiring attackers to pay…


  4. Ransomware: A Threat On The Rise

    Ransomware—it’s the rampant business wreaking havoc across the globe. With each week, there seems to be a new report about a company getting hit by ransomware, but what exactly makes these attacks so effective? Cybercriminals first identify vulnerabilities that allow access to computer files and then encrypt all the information on those files so the…


  5. This Month in SSL: November 2015

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    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption News Microsoft is reconsidering when they will deprecate support for SHA-1 Certificates due to research about increasing risks associated with using this hash. This blog post discusses deprecating the algorithm as early…