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Best Practices for Securing Your Network – Part 1

What network security best practices should your company be following in 2018? In this 15 minute mini-webinar, Crypsis Group consultants Thomas Aneiro and Brett Rudloff take a look at the defenses that can keep your network safe. They cover general network security best practices, including...Read More

Bloomberg – Elliott Broidy and the GOP’s Bad Hacking Karma

“If there had been two-factor authentication in place, many of these attacks would not have been possible,” says Sam Rubin, vice president of Crypsis Group, a security advisory firm hired by Broidy. “Securing the human, as they say, is always going to be the weakest...Read More

The New Yorker – The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

Bret Padres, a former Air Force computer-crime investigator who is now the C.E.O. of the Crypsis Group, a cyberforensics firm, told me about some work he had done for a defense contractor whose server had been breached. He examined malicious code that the hackers had...Read More

The Crypsis Group Opens West Coast Office

 Cyber security firm hires nationally-known digital forensics expert to run new L.A. office; also expands operations in Chicago MCLEAN, VA – In response to the increasing demand for its cyber security services, The Crypsis Group announced today the opening of a new office in Los...Read More

Axios – The Growing Threat Of Ransomware Attacks

The ransom requested for access to an infected computer is $300 in bitcoin, and “doesn’t seem consistent with state-sponsored attackers,” Bret Padres, a former intel official and CEO of The Crypsis Group, tells Axios, although he would not rule out a state-sponsored attack. Read Full...Read More

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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...Read More

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...Read More

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 Scientific...Read More

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...Read More

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 advertiser WPP, food company...Read More

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The Crypsis Group Opens West Coast Office

 Cyber security firm hires nationally-known digital forensics expert to run new L.A. office; also expands operations in Chicago MCLEAN, VA – In response to the increasing demand for its cyber security services, The Crypsis Group announced today the opening of a new office in Los...Read More

The Crypsis Group Announces Hire of Bret Padres as CEO

Padres Adds Unique Expertise to Startup   MCLEAN, Va. – The Crypsis Group, a cybersecurity services firm that specializes in data breach response and risk management services, announced the hiring of Bret Padres as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. While still a young firm—founded in...Read More

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