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This is why we preach ‘Layered Defenses’

As they say in the Intelligence Community, ‘our dear friends’ have shared some rather important news and it’s a big deal because you the human can do a lot to prevent the losses that are being yielded to the profiting cyber criminal groups. Ransomware is on the rise. This may come as a surprise to [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00March 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on This is why we preach ‘Layered Defenses’

Layer 8 Security In the News – Virtual Case Notes: The FBI vs. the Dark Web

Earlier this month in a controversial decision, the FBI dropped all charges against Jay Michaud, a Washington-state teacher who was a user of a child pornography website called "Playpen." Jeffrey Lipson, Executive Director of Layer 8 Security, was interviewed by Forensic Magazine about this recent decision by the FBI and to better understand the technology [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security In the News – Virtual Case Notes: The FBI vs. the Dark Web

Layer 8 Security in the News – State Democrats recover from ransomware attack

Jeffrey Lipson, Executive Director of Layer 8 Security, was interviewed by The Philadelphia Tribune about ransomware suffered by Pennsylvania State Democrats in early March. “I feel bad because businesses are getting more prepared, at least the big businesses,” [Jeffrey Lipson] said. “But there are so many small businesses and individuals who have been hit, and those are the [...]

By |2017-03-20T18:18:46+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security in the News – State Democrats recover from ransomware attack

Layer 8 Security In the News – Ransomware picks off broader targets with greater severity

Kevin Hyde, Managing Director of Layer 8 Security, was featured in CSO Online's newly published article about ransomware and how it is changing the information security landscape. "“Consider a ransomware attack on a police network or 911 dispatch center, making those civil functions inoperable could result in many criminals getting away with preventable crimes,” says [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security In the News – Ransomware picks off broader targets with greater severity

Cybersecurity and M&A: What can we learn from Yahoo?

Yahoo announced yesterday that CEO Marissa Mayer would forfeit a $12 million equity bonus due to the security breach incurred during her tenure.  The general counsel Ron Bell was forced to resign.  The breach cost Yahoo $350 million from its top value in the sale to Verizon and the company now faces at least 43 class [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Cybersecurity and M&A: What can we learn from Yahoo?