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What We're Reading for April 2018

The Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report is out. This year’s edition says that malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through their own encryption. Noting that 50 percent of global web traffic was encrypted as of October 2017, it s...

Of Note @ Crypsis ...

The Crypsis Group has opened a new office in Austin, Texas.  It will be staffed by Crypsis cyber security experts and serve clients in the region who have a need for the company’s data breach incident response, cyber risk management, and digital investigations and forensics services. This brings to ...

The Axis of Hack-sis?

Recent events are bearing out the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, delivered to Congress in February by the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, which pointed a finger at Russia, Iran and North Korea as states that are using cyber operations as a low-cost tool ...

Crypsis ... periodically | December 2017

U.S. Government Blames N. Korea for WannaCry Earlier this month, the U.S. government formally accused North Korea with carrying out the WannaCry cyber attack, a ransomware virus that disrupted computers and networks around the world and caused billions of dollars in damage earlier this year. In an o...

Crypsis ... periodically | November 2017

NSA Hack There has been a lot of attention focused on the data breach at the U.S. National Security Agency, reportedly by a group known as the Shadow Brokers. The New York Times reported that the NSA had been deeply infiltrated by the group, with the damage already exceeding that done by Edward Snow...

Crackin’ the KRACK Attack

Author: Matt Ahrens Published: 10/18/17

Crypsis ... periodically | September 2017

Equifax Ransomware has been knocked out of the headlines (however temporarily) by a new event, the Equifax news. Some 143 million credit records may have been stolen, potentially putting Social Security numbers, driver's license and credit card numbers into the hands of criminals. Writing in Scienti...

Crypsis ... periodically | August 2017

Ransomware Keeps the Spotlight ... We were recently at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas, one of the world's leading information security events. It certainly feels like the conference gets bigger every year and based on what we saw in the exhibit hall, there is a lot of focus on security analytics.

Crypsis ... periodically | July 2017

Ransomware Keeps the Spotlight Following the high-profile WannaCry attack in May, last month saw the emergence of Petya as the latest ransomware to grab world headlines. Apparently originating in a software update in Ukraine, the Petya malware spread through large firms in Europe, including the adve...

How to Avoid Wannacry

Author: Matt Ahrens Published: 05/13/17