June 2017 - Cybersecurity for Business.

Not properly protected: Hacker forces hospital to turn away ambulances, cancel surgeries

(Threatcare) If one thing is for sure, the WannaCry ransomware revealed that many industries are not nearly as protected as they think they are. The WannaCry attack on the NHS has certainly left little doubt about that; the ransomware even caused a hospital to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries. Now, after the recent Petya

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Merrill Lynch: Cybersecurity is one of the top global risks

(Threatcare) A recent report by the analysts over at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has revealed that cybersecurity is one of the top global risks today – and that it should also be one of the top focus areas for investors. The analysts say that cybersecurity is part of the five categories that they describe

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Why are executives underinvesting in cybersecurity, even when they are the most vulnerable?

(Threatcare) Cybersecurity is an industry unlike any other; hackers are quickly evolving creatures, and many times you may not even know a hacker or their malicious software is in your company’s network — until its too late. Often, people think of cyber security as a “fortification process” of firewalls and turrets, or they may fall

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Luck isn’t a good strategy to fight ransomware, even though it stopped WannaCry

(Threatcare) Should the world really be leaving internet security to chance and a stroke of luck? While a 22-year-old security blogger was able to take down WannaCry, the latest ransomware to strike hundreds of organizations across the globe, it’s important to recognize this is certainly not the end of malware or related security concerns. As

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Hollywood under hacker control: What can they do to protect themselves?

(Threatcare) After leaking a stream of unreleased TV programs, the hacker group known as “The Dark Overlord” has an ominous message for show business: “Hollywood is under attack.” Reports indicate that the hacking collective wrote a message to The Hollywood Reporter to take credit for their misdeeds, and to make it known that they are

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