From Del Brazil Senior Security Consultant – Advent IM Fileless Malware Simply put Fileless malware is a very well-engineered piece of malware that is very difficult to detect as part of any post incident analysis. It is designed to operate and survive in the memory of systems and as such once a system is re-booted […]
Its that time of year. We look back over our shoulder and use the previous 12 months to try and work out what we can expect in the coming 12 months. Sometimes we get it horribly right, such as our prediction of the meteoric rise in ransomware and also that it would start to impact […]
This month Simon Banks talks to Mike Gillespie, Founder of Advent IM Ltd the UK’s leading independent information security and physical security consultancy. Mike is also Vice President of ‘The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science’. Read it here.
From Advent IM Director, Julia McCarron For those of you who read my irregular blogs, you’ll know I have a passion for the TV series NCIS. When I say passion more of an obsession really. So imagine the irony when they air an episode in the UK about Ransomware, in the wake of the world’s […]
York Racecourse is the venue for CSP: 2017 and this year it is 23-24 May. Ellie Hurst will be hosting a workshop to discuss the legalities and implications of paying ransoms through cyberspace, on day 1. Details of the event are here.
A guest post from Del Brazil – Advent IM Security Consultant Doxware is a more vicious version of Ransomware in that not only does the hacker holds the user to ransom having encrypted their files but also threatens to release sensitive information, photos and/or conversations into the public domain until such time a ransom is […]
It is always a treat to get a blog post from Advent IM Director, Julia McCarron and this time Julia has turned her eye to the spate of Ransomware attacks on US hospitals to ask how resilient the NHS is, should it face a similar level of attack. When I hear the word ransom it […]
Thanks to Chris Cope for this look at Festive scams. Its that time of year when we all spend plenty of money buying presents for loved ones and, in a trend that increases year on year, many of these transactions are carried out online. Online transactions are worth millions of pounds to retailers and its […]