Tag Archives: endpoint security

Lockdown Locky

Locky is the latest in an ever increasing range of ransomware threats used by cyber criminals in an expanding and increasingly  lucrative market. . What makes Locky special is that it appears to have come from the same group behind several large Dridex campaigns showing that they are possibly diversifying their range of attacks.

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The Cyber Pyramid Scheme

In a previous blog I discussed why it is important to focus on the endpoint first when it comes to security. This generated some really interesting discussions with people arguing the case for product X and Y or asking “what about detection on the endpoint?”

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Endpoint vs. Network Security – who wins?

If you can contain or block threats before they hit the endpoint with network-based security such as detection and sandboxing, that is always a good idea. The problem is that if you don’t secure the endpoints first, you end up with an eggshell security stance, where you are reliant on a single outer shell to protect your data. Without secure endpoints, even one small crack in the network shell will cause all of your data to spill out, creating a real mess..

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Endpoint security is eluding many businesses – but why?

There’s a general consensus that people are now more aware of security threats than ever before. Therefore, when we commissioned the ‘Cyber Strategies for Endpoint Defense 2014‘ report from Ponemon, we expected to find a greater level of knowledge and cyber security competency. What we got was a different picture.

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