McAfee Labs Threats Report August 2019

August 29, 2019

Welcome to the McAfee Labs Threats Report, August 2019. In this edition, we highlight the significant investigative research and trends in threats statistics and observations in the evolving threat landscape gathered by the McAfee® Advanced Threat Research and McAfee® Labs teams in Q1 of 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, ransomware attacks grew by 118%, new ransomware families were detected, and threat actors used innovative techniques.

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Awesome Cyber Security Facts - Infographic

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

Check out our "Awesome Cyber Security Facts" infographic below to see how crucial cyber security attack was for some businesses, what are our main weaknesses in terms of personal cyber security and even more.

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INDUSTRIAL CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT

whitePaper | May 21, 2021

Critical infrastructure owners and operators have managed industrial risk for hundreds of years. This risk is usually measured in impact to health, safety, and reliability. As these industrial systems become increasingly digitized, so does the risk. What were once seen as isolated, manual processes have become reliant on communication networks and digital devices.

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Project Blackfin: Automated Breach Detection Using Intelligent Agents

whitePaper | December 4, 2019

This paper describes a distributed anomaly detection approach designed to accurately track actions performed by adversaries across a network. The illustrated approach involves running multiple machine learning models on both endpoints and the network as well as on a centralized backend, and includes communication and replication of learned states between these models.

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Sharkgate Whitepaper

whitePaper | December 11, 2019

SharkGate specializes in protecting websites and has geared up to build the next-generation of website cyber protection: SharkGate is creating the World’s first distributed ledger powered Cyber Security solution designed exclusively to protect websites against hackers. SharkGate is taking a new approach that will change website security as the industry knows it and make the next-generation of cyber protection available to all websites worldwide.

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Warring State - China's cybersecurity strategy

whitePaper | December 1, 2019

Cyberspace and information technology have enabled the economic, political, and cultural inte - gration of the United States and China. However, interdependence creates costs as well as benefits. Increased interconnection has also contributed to major obstacles in the bilateral relationship, generating mutual distrust of incentives, actions, and norms in cyberspace. Information technology raises new challenges for states by allowing actors to exploit networks, conduct cyber espionage, or compromise national security with greater ease.

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Understanding Ransomware and Strategies to Defeat it

whitePaper | March 5, 2020

Held Hostage in Hollywood: In February 2016 the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, in Los Angeles, paid a ransom of about US$17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network with ransomware. The hospital paid the ransom of 40 Bitcoins (currently worth about $16,664) after a “network infiltration” began on February 5, when employees reported being unable to access the hospital’s network and electronic medical records system. “The malware locked access to certain computer systems and prevented us from sharing communications electronically,” said hospital CEO Allen Stefanek.

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Online Business Systems

Online Business Systems is an information technology and business consultancy. Since 1986, we have been helping enterprise customers enhance their competitive advantage by designing improved business processes enabled with robust and secure information systems. Our unsurpassed delivery, our people, and the Online culture of loyalty, trust and commitment to mutual success set us apart. Today we have nearly 300 business and technical consultants throughout Canada and the US.

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