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David Bisson

David Bisson

David Bisson is an information security journalist and security news junkie. He is the Senior Content Manager at Bora Design, an IT security marketing agency which specializes in content creation and social media management. Through Bora, he serves as Associate Editor for The State of Security, the official blog for Tripwire, Inc., and Contributing Author for Venafi. David also writes for IBM Security Intelligence, Gemalto, and others.

March 12, 2018 | David Bisson

Countering Crypto-Malware: A Guide to Preventing a Ransomware Infection

Ransomware had what Malwarebytes describes as a "banner year" in 2017. In the 2017 State of Malware report, telemetry gathered by the anti-malware provider reveals that business and consumer ransomware detections swelled by 90 percent and 93 percent, respectively. The monthly rate of ransomware attacks against businesses grew by approximately 10 times the rate of 2016 over the same period in 2017. A 700 percent increase in ransomware…

February 21, 2018 | David Bisson

Crypto-Miners: What Are They and What Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself

Bitcoin's value grew significantly in 2017. At the beginning of the year, a single Bitcoin was worth less than $1000. By year's end, its price had grown to over $13,000. That's after peaking at $19,086.84 on 19 December.Such growth didn't go unnoticed by digital attackers or by organizations looking to supplement their online advertising revenue. Both responded by deploying crypto-miners.…

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