Think Like a Hacker is designed for systems administrators interested in the cybersecurity field as well as information security professionals interested in secure systems design.
WannaCrypt has been all over the news lately, discussing its impact and repeating details from cybersecurity analysts. In this post, we look at ransomware and its origins to gain a better understanding of WannaCrypt.
Antivirus, when used properly, can provide great protection for an organization if used effectively. Although antivirus may appear to be a set-it-and-forget-it software, diligence in managing antivirus can pay off. Understanding Signatures As you probably know, antivirus software works off of signatures of known malicious files. These signatures are distributed periodically to all antivirus clients, … Continue reading Understanding Antivirus – Signatures, Scans, and Schedules
One of the difficulties involved with malware analysis is determining exactly how concerned you should be when you find a new sample on your network. Categorizing malware does not require high cost tools and access to subscription-only databases (although these can help). The following is a list of ways to help determine how concerned you should … Continue reading Am I Pwned? – 5 simple ways to help determine if you should be concerned about malware you discover on your network