Ransomeware usually comes in two different types. The first is screen locker ransomware, which usually appears to be some sort of message from law enforcement or other group that prohibits you from doing anything besides paying a “ransom” to unlock the computer. The second type is a crypto ransomware (generally referred to as “cryptoware”), in […]

Archetype SC involvement with SANS Capital City 2015 and SANS Boston 2015

Archetype SC is proud to announce our involvement at SANS Capitol City 2015 and SANS Boston 2015.  Members of the Threat Management team will assist class instructors with several courses related to security essentials, ethical hacking, incident handling, and penetration testing.  The SANS Institute held in high regard and is considered one of the top […]

Security Ease of Use Triangle

Everybody wants to be secure but not everyone is willing to make sacrifices to achieve it. The security/functionality/ease of use triangle is a simple but effective representation of the challenges faced when implementing security of any kind. When applied to IT security it acts as a sliding scale directly impacting all three of the points. IT […]

APT28 – Old Dog New Tricks

APT28 is a renowned cyber espionage group suspected to be sponsored by the Russian government. APT28’s existence goes back to, at least, 2007. APT28’s focus has always been on intelligence theft that would benefit a government entity. The group has never before focused on intellectual property or financial information. Now it seems they have shifted […]

Archetype SC Partners with Intel Security

We are proud to announce a new and exciting partnership with Intel Security’s McAfee suite of products including the Endpoint Security Protection Suite. The McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection Suites add defense in depth against the full threat spectrum from zero-day exploits to hacker attacks, protecting Windows, Macs, and Linux systems, as well as mobile devices […]

Exploit Kits taking advantage of Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities..

Today we will be taking a look at some of the recent security issues Adobe has been including Adobe’s recently-issued security advisory APSA15-02 Summary A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the […]