Cyber Weekly Roundup – April 28, 2017

In the news this week – fileless malware, botnets back with a vengeance, hundreds of legit files nuked, Carder Kingpin Roman Seleznev’s Record 27 Year Prison Sentence, MIRAI & HAJIME locked into IoT botnet battle, and diet pills from beltway bandits:

NetCentrics Employees Marvin Marin and Michelle Miranda Join CSA Cloud Security Services Management Working Group

NetCentrics’ cyber experts and Program Managers Marvin Marin and Michelle Miranda were recently accepted into the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Security Services Management Working Group. The group aims to develop a research whitepaper, focusing on building a cloud security services management platform. The whitepaper will serve as a guideline for cloud service providers to secure its cloud platform and provide cloud security services to cloud users, for cloud users to select security qualified cloud service providers and for security vendors to develop their cloud-based security products and services.

Cyber Weekly Roundup – April 21, 2017

In the news this week – initial doom-and-gloom reports of 0-day exploits in Microsoft operating system have turned out to be false, stalkware use is on the rise, and rejected Symantec certificates.

Ransomware: playing an effective defense

In this final installment in our series on ransomware, we will discuss what you and your organization can do to protect yourself from the threat of ransomware and how to mitigate the damages, both financially and to your organizational reputation, if you find yourself the victim of an attack.

Ransomware: new markets and new possibilities

In the previous parts of this series, we explored the concepts underlying ransomware as well as some of the tactics and variations on basic ransom-based malware. Here in part IV, we will explore what makes ransomware an appealing enterprise for cybercriminals; as the title of part III indicates, the ransomware industry is booming.

The Booming Business of Ransomware

Once considered the domain of nation-state intelligence agencies, tech-savvy teenagers with too much time on their hands, and miscreants devoted to chaos and disorder, the development and deployment of malware has matured into a profitable business model – last year the cost of ransomware was estimated at $1 billion and a report sponsored by Malwarebytes estimated that more than 40% of those affected paid ransom demands.

NetCentrics Deploys Adaptiva OneSite for Government Agency to Enhance Cybersecurity

HERNDON, Va., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NetCentrics Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise IT services and cybersecurity for the U.S. government, announced today the deployment of a breakthrough systems management technology for one of its government customers. The new product, OneSite™ from Adaptiva, increases cybersecurity and addresses longstanding obstacles of limited bandwidth and network saturation […]

NetCentrics’ Program Manager, Vasili Ikonomidis, Published in Federal News Radio

Vasili Ikonomidis, a Senior Program Manager and Service Desk Manager for NetCentrics, has published an article in Federal News Radio about Windows 10. Vasili offers seven considerations federal agencies should take into account when planning for the transition to the new platform. Read the full story here: http://federalnewsradio.com/commentary/2017/04/seven-considerations-successful-upgrade-windows-10/.