Summary of the most jaw-dropping ransomware on the planet

Having been highly publicised and popularised after the WannCry and NotPetya incidents, ransomware is now squarely in the public domain. Forbes France Magazine even suggests that 20,000 computers a month are infected with malicious software in France. But did you know that there are ransoms and, well, ransoms? A summary of the most surprising ransomware of the past few years.…

Small businesses and cyber-attacks: the 10 most common threats

  Connected but often with little protection, small businesses are manna from heaven for cyber-criminals and hackers. E-mails, wifi network, USB keys, etc. Discover the 10 most common entry points in micro, small and medium-sized businesses*. 1- E-mail E-mail is undoubtedly the most common means by which to be hacked. A malicious attachment is often the preferred vector for phishing…

Micro businesses and IT security: an inventory of the main protection solutions

  For many small business, financial restrictions might justify neglecting IT protection equipment. This is a risky strategy as long as micro businesses and SMEs are exposed to cyber-threats. Especially as there is a whole arsenal of effective solutions that are adapted to their budget. Like in any company, small business IT security starts with making employees aware of best practice: operating…

Qualified security solutions: choosing a trusted solution

How much do you trust the security solution that protects your information system? It's a key question, but one that isn't asked often enough. Whether you're a business or a government body, you need complete confidence in the solution that's there to protect you. What's the use of rolling out a security product if it's inefficient... or worse, if it…

The thorny issue of “digital self-defence”

Cyber security often skirts with a "red line". Honeypots, hack backs, dabblings with the darknet... some ways of responding to computer attacks are often tempting and sometimes useful, but also double-edged swords. Knowing how to use them is the key. Cybercrime can have impacts at the highest level of business, with considerable economic repercussions. In 2014, for the first time,…

Stormshield awarded 4 ANSSI Security Visas

The software publisher and French leader of the cyber-security market, Stormshield, has once again seen its expertise acknowledged: The National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) awarded the company four new Security Visas following an assessment of its whole range of solutions. In addition to this initial recognition, Stormshield also received two awards for the qualification and the certification of its…

HTTPS, the new Trojan horse of cybercriminals

By combining HTTP with an encryption system like SSL or TLS, HTTPS guarantees visitors to a website that the site is reliable and complies with the rules of confidentiality. Yet, its rapid rise is attracting an increasing number of cybercriminals. According to the Gartner Predicts 2017 survey, by 2019, 80% of all companies' traffic on the web will be encrypted.…

Connected hospitals and e-health: data, a double-edged sword

Like many sectors, the digital era has opened up many new possibilities for hospitals. However, the explosion of health data is also a source of increased cyber-risks that need to be anticipated. Since 25 May 2018, the day GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force, the notion of "health data" has been clearly defined for the first time. The…

LPM/NIS: cyber-security offers you a competitive advantage

Inspired by the French military planning law (LPM), the European NIS (Network and Information Security) directive came into force on 9 May 2018. Now that the decree of application in France was published on 25 May, Robert Wakim, Industry Offer Manager at Stormshield analyses the impact of this series of new cyber-protection regulations. The entry into force of the European NIS (Network…

Cybersecurity for micro, small and medium-size businesses: why antivirus software alone doesn’t cut it

Cybercriminals see micro, small and medium-size businesses as easy prey and therefore target them all the more frequently. That is why these businesses must invest in cybersecurity. While antivirus software is a step in the right direction, it cannot be their only protective measure. Robert O-Callahan is a former engineer at Mozilla, the foundation that brought us Firefox. On 26…