Monthly Archives: May 2017

Layer 8 Security In the News – Cybersecurity Expert Weighs-In On New Ransomware Emerging

Layer 8 Security Managing Director, Kevin Hyde, was interviewed by CBS Philly's Ian Bush about this past weekend's WannaCry ransomware crisis in his article "Cybersecurity Expert Weighs-In On New Ransomware Emerging." Kevin Hyde, the managing director at Layer 8 Security in Exton said, “We expect the unexpected. We say, ‘OK, a new strain of ransomware. [...]

By |2017-05-16T13:41:52+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security In the News – Cybersecurity Expert Weighs-In On New Ransomware Emerging

Major Ransomware Attack Hits 99 Countries and Counting

 What you need to know: There has been a high volume of reports of Ransomware attacks called "WannaCry" affecting Microsoft Windows systems. WannaCry exploits a vulnerability called EternalBlue that Microsoft provided a patch for in March. You can learn more about this patch at Microsoft's blog. U.S. firms should be prepared for WannaCry to show [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:36+00:00May 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Major Ransomware Attack Hits 99 Countries and Counting

Massive Phishing Scam From a Surprising Source

By now you’ve likely heard about the nation-wide phishing scam that struck through what many consider a surprising source, Google Docs. What everyone down to the user level needs to keep in mind is that no avenue of attack is ever expected, but none should be surprising. If there is a way, any way, hackers [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:36+00:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Massive Phishing Scam From a Surprising Source

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYS DFS”) Cybersecurity Regulations: We are all connected

Layer 8 Security's General Counsel, Steven Fiergang, was one of Philadelphia PACT's May newsletter featured authors. His article, "The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYS DFS") Cybersecurity Regulations: We are all connected" discusses how cybersecurity regulations for financial services in New York impact the marketplace. "Rather than proffering a construct for another “voluntary” framework [...]

By |2017-05-04T13:04:50+00:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYS DFS”) Cybersecurity Regulations: We are all connected