MSIL/Samas.A Threat Notice

Recommended audience for post: Computer network defenders, system owners and administrators.   What is SAMSAM? SAMSAM (Version 4), also known as MSIL/Samas.A, is a ransomware strain that shares analyses of vulnerabilities on the dark web that cyber actors then use to deploy the ransomware on a network.   How does SAMSAM work? According to MalwareBytes… Continue reading

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Upgrading to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11: Why, when, how

“60% of a company’s data security success is in implementing it right, the first time.” What drives data security successes in organisations: product or service? The launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11 affords us the opportunity to relook at organisations’ data security posture from the point of best practice. When it comes to endpoint security,… Continue reading

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Multi-national logistics company chooses Microsoft Azure to tighten security and optimise data centre costs

Summary A multi-national Logistics Company had identified Azure as the target for rapid expansion but were concerned about the potential loss of security features that had already been developed in the existing data centre infrastructure. AVeS Cyber Security took their Azure environment down to a low-level Technical Design with a focus on Security and hardening… Continue reading

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Inspiring Cyber-Savvy South African Kids this Mandela Day

  As part of our #67minutes of #MandelaDay, we freely shared our cyber security knowledge with a group of Gr 10-12 IT students in Johannesburg.   The objective? Protect kids against online threats by making them aware of the risks in cyberspace and educating them on how to spot some of the more obvious dangers (like… Continue reading

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Worldwide ransomware attack infects users in over 100 countries

Immediate action required by all Windows users   #Ransomware featured in the top news this weekend when the exploit-encryptor-worm WannaCrypt (nicknamed #WannaCry) spread across the world by piggy-backing off the Windows exploit #EternalBlue. Researchers in our security network reported that around 100,000 users saw their computers encrypted in a matter of minutes over the last… Continue reading

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