Are you an Entrepreneur? CEO?

Here's what you need to know.

In May 2018, a CEO told his board how secure his company was. 

Two weeks later his $2 billion company was shaken to the core,
shut down by ransomware. 

Here are a few things that you should know:

  • What is Ransomware? Should you be concerned? How can it be stopped?
  • What is a Data Breach? How do they happen? 
  • Who does this?! Is it Real?
  • Need help? Contact us. Otherwise, read on.
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Here's what you need to know

One CEO told me he'd had his bags packed. He'd told his board, just four weeks earlier that his company was secure. 

And then... they'd been brought to their knees, completely shut down by ransomware. The company was offline for four days before he knew how bad things were, how they were going to restore the company to operation, and how they would protect themselves from future attacks. Yes, there is anti-ransomware.  

Who does this?!

Here's what you need to know

Wapack Labs has maintained a catalog of the top 250 bad guys for the last few years. Why? It helps identify the kinds of intelligence that need to go into your defenses. The table below is a sampling of that catalog of groups and attackers.  "Tier" assessment is the US Government's classification ranking of skill (and therefore, threat). Tier I is generally thought of as the least skilled hackers. Tier VI is the most skilled hackers. 


Data Breach!

Will you survive the New York Times test?

When your company shows up in the New York Times because sloppy security lead to a breach, will you survive the scrutiny?

Home Depot paid out over $179 million for a 2014 a data breach and was required, as part of the settlement, to tighten their cyber security practices. Why? Because they didn't have cyber security before. 

The CEO didn't survive because he'd made a decision to rely on insurance --which later, didn't pay out. 

Home Depot can afford a $179 million loss, but could you? 

Here are a few resources to help wrap your head around data breach, how they happen, who does it, and more.


A Reference Architecture for Small Business

What is a small company to do?

Trusted Internet is a small company too, run by security experts. This document describes how we protect our company, our homes, and our families. Will it stop everything? No, but it will stop almost every non-determined, non-targeted cyber event, including ransomware.

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(Federal Trade Commission) In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. Under a settlement filed today, Equifax agreed to spend

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What is a data breach? According to CBR online, 4.5 billion records were compromised in data breaches within the first 6 months of 2018. In comparison, there are merely about 7.5 billion people




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