Posts tagged Ransomware

4 min Ransomware

3 Strategies That Are More Productive Than Hack Back

Hack back, as used by non-government entities, is problematic for many reasons. Here are 3 alternative strategies to thwart the attackers.

4 min 2022 Planning

2022 Planning: Prioritizing Defense and Mitigation Through Left of Boom

In this post, we'll use ransomware as an example for 3 areas where you can apply a left-of-boom approach in your defenses in the coming year.

10 min Ransomware

Ransomware: Is Critical Infrastructure in the Clear?

Is critical infrastructure in the clear, is it a specific target of ransomware attackers, or is it simply on the same footing as any other organization?

5 min Ransomware

The Ransomware Killchain: How It Works, and How to Protect Your Systems

How does a machine go from one that's working perfectly fine to one that's inoperable due to ransomware? This post takes a close look.

8 min Ransomware

The Rise of Disruptive Ransomware Attacks: A Call To Action

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. In this post, we examine the dynamics of this trend and where it might be headed.

8 min Ransomware

Slot Machines and Cybercrime: Why Ransomware Won't Quit Pulling Our Lever

Ransomware remains a significant problem, partly because the incentives for everyone, including victims, are there to increase the number of ransomware attacks.

7 min Ransomware

The Ransomware Task Force: A New Approach to Fighting Ransomware

The Institute for Security and Technology put together a comprehensive Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to identify new approaches to shift the dynamics of ransomware and reduce opportunities for attackers.

3 min Ransomware

Decrypter FOMO No Mo’: Five Years of the No More Ransom Project

The amazing No More Ransom Project celebrates its fifth anniversary today and so we just wanted to take a moment to talk about what it has accomplished and why you should tell all your friends about it.

3 min Research

PSA: Increase in RDP Attacks Means It's Time to Mind Your RDPs and Qs

Our research team looks into the increase in RDP attacks against RDP servers without multi-factor authentication enabled and helps organizations strengthen their infrastructure against these attacks.

3 min Ransomware

Ransomware Payments and Sanctions - U.S. Treasury Advisory

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued an advisory warning that paying ransoms to cybercriminal groups risks violating sanctions. Rapid7 has previously recommended that victims not pay ransom, and urges organizations to focus on ransomware prevention and recovery.

3 min COVID Health

The Healthcare Security Pro's Guide to Ransomware Attacks

In this blog, we discuss the best practices to defend against ransomware attacks in the healthcare industry.

2 min Incident Response

4 Key Lessons from the Citycomp Data Breach

On April 30, 2019 Motherboard reported on a combined data breach and extortion attempt against Citycomp, a network and internet infrastructure firm based in Germany.

4 min Medical

Top 5 Threats Healthcare Organizations Face and How to Combat Them

Looking to protect your healthcare organization from cyber-threats? Here are the top five threats to look out for and tips on how to outsmart attackers.

3 min Penetration Testing

7 Funny and Punny Halloween Costume Ideas for Tech and Cybersecurity Pros

Stuck on what to be this year? Here are some of our favorite Halloween costume ideas for tech and cybersecurity professionals.

3 min Project Heisenberg

No More Tears? WannaCry, One Year Later

WannaCry, one year later, and what happened to the SMB target environment.