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Source: tech.co By Rene Kolga Microsoft’s End of Extended Support date for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2 was January 14, and that seems to be creating a global panic. But don’t let the alarmist news headlines or Microsoft’s apparent attempt to discourage you from participating in its own Extended Security Updates (ESU) program scare […]

By Rene Kolga Nyotron founder and CTO Nir Gaist and I recently led a webinar on the Nyotron Research team’s discovery of the RIPlace evasion technique that malicious actors can use to bypass anti-ransomware technologies and other security solutions. The recording is now available for free here.  Nir explained how the technique leverages a legacy […]

By Ira Winkler, CISSP I am frequently asked to write predictions for the coming year. To summarize my expectations for 2020: the same as 2019, but worse. It’s not possible for the industry to make sweeping changes in a mere 12 months.  Security is an iterative and an evolutionary problem, not revolutionary. When you look at […]

By Ira Winkler, CISSP Traditional anti-malware software looks for files with known signatures to detect those that contain malicious software. When a server or email client receives a file, the security software scans for malware. However, if malware can somehow avoid being scanned, it has a chance to cause harm. Steganography is one proven way attackers […]

Source: (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study There are few career paths that hold as many exciting job opportunities for new and experienced candidates as cybersecurity. Companies and government agencies large and small are increasing their cybersecurity investments, and expanding their security departments. But an air of desperation hangs over the industry because the gap between the […]

We recently announced our discovery of a new Windows evasion technique we’ve named “RIPlace” that renders most ransomware protection technologies ineffective. All businesses and the public sector are potentially vulnerable, so our efforts to inform security professionals continue. This week Nyotron Founder and CTO Nir Gaist will lead a webinar that will feature a live […]

Source: Microsoft Microsoft has long bundled its Windows Defender AV (recently renamed to Microsoft Defender AV) software for free with machines running the Windows OS. However, its ineffectiveness drove organizations to spend a significant portion of their security budget on alternatives.  While these software suites provide better protection than Windows Defender, they still were, and […]

Courtesy: Getty Images by Robert Zamani, Nyotron Exaggeration is a way of over-emphasizing something, either making it better or worse than it really is. Exaggeration can be used to communicate the importance of something, to create a lasting impression, or to evoke stronger feelings than otherwise. Marketing professionals love referring to the latest versions of their […]

It seems like all news reports on successful ransomware attacks quote security experts who provide the same two pieces of advice: stay up-to-date on all software patches, and implement modern endpoint protection tools (e.g., antivirus) to prevent malware-laden emails from getting through to users. This combination has provided organizations with somewhat adequate defense – until […]

By Ira Winkler, CISSP A week ago, I had the honor of speaking again at the (ISC)2 Security Congress in Orlando. The event was incredibly well run, and the keynote speakers were among the best (ISC)2 has had in its history, including Captain Sully Sullenberger and Admiral William H. McRaven, a former commander of the United […]

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