Posts tagged Ransomware

6 min Ransomware

How Ransomware Is Changing US Federal Policy

The increased stakes of the ransomware threat are pushing regulators to take a harder look at whether regulatory requirements for cybersecurity safeguards are effective.

3 min Ransomware

Is the Internet of Things the Next Ransomware Target?

What would it take for IoT to be the target of ransomware? This post takes a closer look.

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.

4 min Threat Intel

What It Was Like to Attend Black Hat USA 2021 and DEF CON 29 in Person

I attended Black Hat USA 2021 and DEF CON 29, marking the fifth time that I made this annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for cybersecurity professionals.

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 Threat Intel

Colonial Pipeline Wasn’t the First, the Last, or the Worst of Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks

The energy, utilities, and industrials vertical has long been a significant target for criminals and state-sponsored threat actors.

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.