Ransomware Cycle - Watch Wince Repeat

Watch, Wince, Repeat – The Ransomware Cycle

Three high profile ransomware attacks in only 2 months is certainly making news across the globe. And it’s clear from all the headlines there are plenty of easy targets whose IT Management are stuck in the ransomware cycle – Watch, Wince, Repeat. Silly, because these ransomware attacks are/were preventable from the start. In May, a[…]

SC Cybersecurity

Perfect Storm For Cybersecurity Risk

Greg Masters, Managing Editor of SC Media does a great job painting a clear picture of cybersecurity this year from the statistics recently published in ISACA’s “State of Cyber Security Study 2017”.  It is clearly a“Perfect storm: Not only is the volume and complexity of cyberattacks increasing, but there’s also a lack of resources necessary to[…]

SecurityInfoWatch

Rob Clyde: Ransomware (i.e. WannaCry) Is Not New

Rob Clyde, Executive Chair of the Board of Directors at White Cloud Security, shares his perspective in Steve Lasky’s article WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attacks the World. A Security Executives article through SecurityInfoWatch.com. “Ransomware attacks are not new. In fact, ISACA has been sounding the alarm on the increasing spate of ransomware for a while now.[…]

Cyber Mindset

Better Cybersecurity Starts With Mindset Change

Your Mindset is STILL the key element to better cybersecurity. Your understanding of the newest threats and defense technologies, and your willingness to make changes are what improve your cybersecurity. There will always be discussion and buzz on new tools and tactics, but the essential element is your cybersecurity mindset.   If you fail to grow[…]

Prevention Beats Remdiation - Every Time!

Prevention Beats Remediation

$10 Million in Remediation and Counting!! For those that have been following the Yahoo breaches, news reports today are stating the investigation and remediation costs are $10 million and STILL COUNTING! And that is NOT total losses. What will be the agreed upon value of Yahoo for the Verizon acquisition that is still pending? Hmmm.[…]

Controlling Your Apps

What is Application Control?

What is Application Control? Apparently, Application Control is whatever the salesperson says it is!   NOT! 2017 is going to be another big year of change for Cybersecurity professionals as hackers continue their successful campaigns to phish, breach, and collect ransom money. And vendors will continue to add new “Application Control” products to their portfolios, and market each of[…]

The world champion Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Smart Business vs Great Sport

For all those that witnessed the Chicago Cubs victory over the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, I’m sure you agree it will be a VERY LONG TIME before we see another spectacular battle for a title. A series that ran through all 7 games complete with home-field upsets and more heart played by both[…]

White Cloud Security Announcement

Jim McLendon now COO of White Cloud Security!

WHITE CLOUD SECURITY, INC. PROMOTES FORMER SYMANTEC EXECUTIVE TO ROLE OF CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Austin, Texas – December 1, 2016 White Cloud Security is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim McLendon to the role of Chief Operating Officer for White Cloud Security, Inc. Jim McLendon, USAF Colonel (Retired), retired from a distinguished career in[…]

ddos-attack-map

DDoS Attacks – Making Sense Of It

Cybersecurity has certainly had an interesting few days with the massive DDoS attacks across the USA. The cause, the method, and the massive reach of this DDoS attack truly underscores another dimension of the importance of cybersecurity: making sure your network is not participating in an attack like this. Breaking down the DDoS attack to[…]

Malware Prevention vs Antivirus

Malware Prevention vs Antivirus

Understanding malware prevention, what you have and what is available to protect your computer network and data is essential. Otherwise you will be spending a lot of money on antivirus products that don’t do what you expected. Could also very likely spend a lot more money recovering from a breach (i.e. fines, lost time, lost[…]