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WannaCry Ransomware Attack - an action plan for prevention and recovery

The WannaCry ransomware attack is an ongoing worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry (a.k.a. WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor, Wcry) ransomware cryptoworm, which targets computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.


Think a full system lockdown from Malware won’t cost you?

Someone inside your organization will undoubtedly receive an email attachment that contains ransomware. They will open it, and it will cost your business a lot.

You need Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection: Attachment Protect.


Will your employees recognize a phony email survey link?

At any given moment, anyone inside your organization could click a malicious URL – without even knowing it's a phishing scam.

It will be alright... with Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection: URL Protect.


Think you're safe from an impersonation attack?

Nope. Fraudsters could be targeting someone in your organization right now, pretending to be the CEO and about to request a high-cost wire transfer.

You need Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection: Impersonation Protect.


Your business email may be unsafe, secure it with Mimecast

Your organisation can't afford a disruption to business operations — breaches cost millions and destroy reputations. You dread having to explain to customers and the media how sensitive information got into the wrong hands. Protecting against routine spam, viruses and malware is important, but you also need help responding to new threats and challenges that your current security infrastructure just wasn’t designed for.

Even with training, 23% of phishing emails are still opened. So protecting the company against human error is a top priority.


US FATCA for TCI financial institutions, deadline looming

The reporting deadline for financial institutions under a Model 1 IGA is September 30 2016. Code Syncro can help manage much of the reporting process for you, to meet this fast approaching important deadline.

A core step in the process involves obtaining a security certificate for your company from an IRS approved certificate authority (CA). For companies registered in the TCI the process will take longer than the typical turnaround for a U.S./Canadian/UK based company.


Your password has been compromised, here's what to do about it

With the news of yet another tech company getting breached, Dropbox this time, we highly suggest heading over to to check if your email(s) are associated with accounts that have been compromised.

Many of you most likely use the same password across many services; if a hacker cracks it on a service like Dropbox, they will try your credentials on other services... perhaps at your online banking site, PayPal account, email provider, etc.


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