WannaCry, Petya and Copycat Ransomware Expose Good History Lessons for Small Business and Enterprise Security

On Friday, May 12, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware burst onto the worldwide scene on its way to infecting over 200,000 systems and 150 countries in just 3 days. NHS hospitals in the UK operations ground to a halt. Petya malware followed suit this week by targeting and ransacking systems in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe before spreading to other countries.

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Highlights From The 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

The tenth edition of Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2017 includes the latest data on real-world data breaches and security incidents investigated by Verizon or by one their data contributors (such as security vendors and law enforcement agencies). This year’s report also includes data specific to key industries and who targets such verticals and why.

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How a University Fought Off an IoT Attack and 12 Lessons Learned

The Verizon security team recently announced the first Data Breach Digest, a series of 18 cybercrime cases the team investigated. The Verizon team starts with a sneak peek of one of the case studies that describes how a university was attacked by an IoT botnet consisting of over 5,000 infected hosts. The study concludes with 12 good lessons learned from the attack.

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