Sirius Case Study: A Recovery That Began Before a RobinHood Ransomware Attack

The odyssey began with a panicked phone call. A Sirius enterprise client had just experienced complete data loss. The RobinHood ransomware virus infected every Windows instance in his environment. All Windows infrastructure data was impacted, including data for web servers, accounting, claims, payroll, human resources and more. The Sirius solution architect—who designed and implemented the [...]

Secure Your IoT Data With a Zero-Trust Strategy

If you’ve felt like new reports of data hacks and security breaches are becoming more common, it’s not your imagination. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of the fastest-growing device categories today means that securing your IoT data is more important—and difficult—than ever. By some estimates, as many as 300 billion [...]

Happening Now: Ransomware Attack

There has been a very aggressive global ransomware attack over the last 72 hours. The initial variant of the "WannaCry" malware is an attack against a SMB (server message block, one of the fundamental Windows domain technologies) protocol vulnerability present in many Microsoft OS's, patched by MS17-010. Microsoft issued a patch for this vulnerability in [...]

What You Need to Know: Protecting Your Organization from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and it’s on the rise. Attackers are becoming more sophisticated, leaving unprotected organizations defenseless. According to the FBI, U.S. victims of ransomware lost $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared to $24 million in the entire year of 2015. In this Carbon Black eBook, [...]

Strategies for Reducing Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that criminals use to encrypt files and hold valuable data for ransom. In recent weeks, the Sirius security team has seen pandemic outbreaks of ransomware across the country. And once infected, organizations are forced to restore data from backup with some data loss or pay the ransom. Unfortunately, ransomware likely needs no [...]