Threat Update: Hidden Cobra – Volgmer Trojan

November 15, 2017
HTTPS interception

Herjavec Group continues to closely monitor the news and activity around Hidden Cobra. Managed Security Services customers can rest assured that should there be an escalation in your environment related to Hidden Cobra, the alert shared with you via HG’s Analytics Platform will be enriched with threat intelligence to indicate the applicable Threat Actors.  The […]

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Globe and Mail: How to tackle ‘the thorny issue’ of cybersecurity

November 8, 2017

Manjit Bagri, CPA, CGA, is vice-president of financial planning and analysis at Toronto-based Herjavec Group Inc., a global cybersecurity services firm. What is the downside of digitization in terms of cybersecurity? A recent Gartner report indicates we are connecting 5.5 million new devices to the Internet each and every day. This connectivity increases productivity, provides […]

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When a Phish Catches a Shark

October 31, 2017

It happens – and if it hasn’t happened to you it probably will. I wanted to share a recent experience with you all hoping it will reinforce the diligence required in email communication. Because again, if you haven’t been phished, you will be. And you need to know what to look out for! I recently […]

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It Takes a Cyber Village to Raise a Savvy Cyber Kid

October 27, 2017

Not only is October known as Cyber Security Awareness Month but it is also the month that includes Halloween. As such, it is a great time to remind our kids that there are scary things lurking around in the darkest corners of the Internet which can have some far-reaching, often risky consequences. Today’s kids are […]

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How to Start a Successful Career in Cybersecurity

October 26, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Now in its 14th year, this month is designed to engage and educate businesses and consumers through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase everyone’s […]

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Threat Advisory: Bad Rabbit Ransomware Update

October 25, 2017
HTTPS interception

This is an update to Herjavec Group’s initial Bad Rabbit Ransomware threat advisory. Additional Bad Rabbit Information Initial analysis from various AV vendors show that the Bad Rabbit malware it is a variant of the NotPetya sample. It is not known yet if there is actual code re-use or if the tactics and strings were […]

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New Ransomware Infection “Bad Rabbit” Reported Around the World

HTTPS interception

There have been multiple reports of a new ransomware, dubbed “Bad Rabbit,” infecting computers in many countries around the world. This suspected variant of Petya ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer and restricts user access to the infected machine until a ransom is paid to unlock it. As always, Herjavec Group advises against paying the […]

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2017 Cybercrime Report

October 18, 2017

  Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Cybercriminal activity is one of the biggest challenges that humanity will face in the next two decades. This report offers an overview of the cybercrime epidemic impacting governments and enterprises globally in 2017. Topics discussed include: The ever-expanding global cyber attack surface […]

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Herjavec Group Cybersecurity Cast: How Consumers & Enterprises Can Stay Safe Online

October 17, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Now in its 14th year, this month is designed to engage and educate businesses and consumers through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase everyone’s […]

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Several Key Vulnerabilities Found in WPA2 Security Protocol

October 16, 2017
HTTPS interception

Several key vulnerabilities have been found in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol that may allow cybercriminals to eavesdrop on Wi-Fi traffic between computers and access points. If exploited, attackers may take control of affected systems to conduct attacks such as packet replay, TCP connection hijacking, HTTP content injection, arbitrary packet decryption, and […]

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