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Leading Malware Threats De-Weaponized Allowing Companies to Safely Test Network Security

HORNE Cyber today announced the release of Threat Runner, a revolutionary security product that, for the first time, safely emulates an authentic malware infection on your organization’s network, exposing vulnerabilities in need of remediation without encrypting files and sensitive data.  Read More.

Horne Cyber debuts Threat Runner, a malware emulation tool

Horne Cyber has debuted a proprietary security product for its cybersecurity clients. Threat Runner emulates an authentic malware infection on an organization’s network, exposing vulnerabilities in need of remediation without encrypting files and sensitive data.
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Why Are Cybercriminals Targeting the Manufacturing Industry?

In the early days of cybercrime, cyberthieves were known to target companies with valuable financial data or mine social media accounts for personal details. But as technology continues to evolve, so do cybercriminals, and now the manufacturing industry has started to come under attack more frequently. HORNE Cyber's McGrew spoke with ThomasNet about why cybercriminals are targeting the manufacturing industry and steps to improve security posture. Read More.

Reverse engineering attacks: 6 tools your team needs to know

Director of Cyber Operations, Dr. Wesley McGrew, spoke with TechBeacon about the use of reverse-engineering of code by researchers to better understand malicious software. Read More.

How Riviera Beach left the door wide open for hackers

Last week, Riviera Beach, a small city of approximately 35,000 Floridians, authorized a $600,000 ransom payout to attackers in an unsuccessful attempt to regain access to its data. Due to interim leadership, outdated systems, and other factors, the city's network was left vulnerable to ransomware. HORNE Cyber's Director of Cyber Operations, Dr. Wesley McGrew, comments on the attack in a recent article from The Palm Beach Post. McGrew noted that "it's very rare that the value of the information exceeds the ransom itself." Read More.

How Riviera Beach left the door wide open for hackers

Last week, the city council of Riviera Beach, a small Florida city of about 35,000 residents, authorized a $600,000 ransom payout to attackers in an unsuccessful attempt to regain access to the city's data. Dr. Wesley McGrew, HORNE Cyber's Director of Cyber Operations, provides comments on the attack in The Palm Beach Post.  Read More.

CCH Tax Software Outage Leaves Accountants in Limbo

Director of Cyber Operations, Dr. Wesley McGrew, spoke with CFO Magazine about the recent CCH Axcess outage caused by a malware attack on Wolters Kluwer.  Read More.

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting updates concerned customers on breach

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is keeping much of CCH’s functionality offline as a precaution against any possible further compromise of data, according to the company's latest announcement. Accounting Today spoke with Dr. Wesley McGrew, Director of Cyber Operations about the malware attack. Read More.

How to Secure Your Cloud-Based Software in Light of Recent Attacks

In a recent AccountingWEB article, Partner in Charge Mike Skinner provides insightful tips for protecting your data in light of recent attacks.  Read More.

Cybersecurity in the City: HORNE, Willis Towers Watson host hacking demo, discussions, more in Cool Springs

FBI special agents and cybersecurity experts gathered this week at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs to discuss the threats facing Nashville businesses of all sizes. The event was co-hosted by HORNE Cyber and Willis Towers Watson and included a live hacking demo as well as discussions on cybersecurity response planning and ways to control the human element of cybersecurity. The day’s keynote address on common threats and proactive measures companies can take was delivered by FBI Special Agent Regis Billings. Read More.

Events

Women in Technology of Tennessee (WITT) July Meeting

July 30, 2019: Franklin, TN - Join Marketing Director, Ashley M. Madison, at WITT's July meeting where she will discuss "Cybersecurity for the Road Warrior and Remote Employee". Read More.