Cyber Hero Weekly 5/06/2021- 5/13/2021

Cyber Hero Weekly

The ThreatLocker team provides the latest stories to keep you and your customers updated on ransomware and other malicious cybersecurity threats. Here's what's new this week:

Colonial Pipeline pays nearly $5 million to DarkSide

You've probably heard the news about the ransomware attack Colonial Pipeline experienced on May 7. Thousands of miles of critical oil pipeline were shut down this week as a result of the attack.

While pipelines are now back in business, it will be days before normal service resumes -- and the issues surrounding supply have already caused panic buying across some cities in the United States. 

This should serve as a warning to even bigger targets: the nation's financial industry.

Danny Jenkins, CEO of cybersecurity firm ThreatLocker, told CNN Business that banks get hit with attempted ransomware attacks "nearly everyday" but they're mitigated.

"The likelihood of seeing a major bank go completely offline is small but not impossible," he said, adding there is "much higher probability" that ATM networks or major branches get disrupted.

Join us for a Live ThreatLocker Demo on May 18th

Join us May 18 at 10:30 AM EST to learn why zero trust is key for growth-minded MSPs. Learn actionable steps you can take to achieve this framework with ThreatLocker CEO, Danny Jenkins. 

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Why "Deny by Default" matters

Danny Jenkins, CEO at ThreatLocker joins IoTSSA podcast host, Ryan Morris to discuss taking a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity. Danny explains, ‘When deploying cybersecurity, more, doesn’t always mean better’. ‘Operate in the world of controls when securing your clients’. Great conversation touching on recent attacks and how they could have been avoided to having tough or not so tough customer conversations.

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Where is ThreatLocker Headed Next?

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