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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Cyber risk management: Top responsibilities of C-level employees this year

The risk landscape in 2018 is changing the way executives look at cyber risk management in their organisations. Here are seven tips on how C-level employees can effectively manage cyber risks in their organisations this year. Although most companies have invested in IT security solutions to protect their networks and data, these tend to focus… Continue reading

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AVeS Cyber Security stacks up awards and eyes further growth

From humble beginnings 19-years ago as a small yet creative IT security company helping businesses gain control of their digital information, AVeS Cyber Security is stacking up impressive accolades and earning the respect of industry heavyweights as a leading provider of comprehensive Information Security, IT Infrastructure Architecture and Governance solutions. In 2017, the company has… Continue reading

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Protecting your information: Ransomware and PoPIA

This podcast is in Afrikaans. Summary: A discussion with Charl Ueckermann about ransomware and how to protect your personal information. The discussion looks at the reasons behind the recent worldwide WannaCry ransomware outbreak and also how the Protection of Personal Information Act (also known as POPIA) can help you protect your information.

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