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Indian Organizations Among Most Targeted for Ransomware; Most Pay Ransom
September 8, 2021 | CISO Mag

In its Q2 Index Update, Cyber Security Works reveals new vulnerabilities in the ransomware arsenal. Its research shows that six vulnerabilities have become associated with seven ransomware strains; among them are the infamous Darkside, Conti, FiveHands, and the newly christened, Qlocker.

Ransomware Vulnerabilities That Could Bring Down Your Organization
September 6, 2021 | CISO Mag

Today, 266 vulnerabilities are associated with ransomware, and attackers are increasingly exploiting these weaknesses to launch devastating ransomware attacks. Therefore, identifying and remediating these vulnerabilities needs to be a critical priority for organizations if they wish to remain safe from ransomware attacks.

Cyber Security Works launches Flag Runner hackathon for College Students
Aug 17, 2021 | Times of India

Cyber Security Works (CSW), a US-based cybersecurity service has just launched its second online hackathon Flag Runner Chapter 2 for final year college students....

Synology NAS Devices Targeted by StealthWorker Botnet
Aug 11, 2021 | Data Breach Today

Taiwan-based network-attached storage device manufacturer Synology says the StealthWorker botnet is targeting its products with brute force attacks that could lead to ransomware intrusions.

Sri Lanka’s future lies in its cybersecurity
Aug 9, 2021 | Nation.IK

Digital security is now becoming as important as physical security. This isn’t really a new development, the world has been worrying about cybersecurity for some time, but with Sri Lanka finally having caught up to the rest of the world in living a significant part of their lives online, cybersecurity is now more of a concern than ever, especially for the business world.

JTIP Funds to support 190 jobs in July
Jul 27, 2021 | Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program board has approved around $1.3 million in funding to support 190 trainees at seven New Mexico companies in July, according to the state Economic Development Department.

After merger, cybersecurity firm relocates to Albuquerque to be near an early customer
Jul 21, 2021 | Albuquerque Business First

Cyber Security Works recently submitted a request for $411,390 in Job Training Incentive Program money for 13 trainees, according to documents provided by the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

The Vulnerabilities that Open the Door to Ransomware
Jun 15, 2021 | CISO Mag

The recent spate of ransomware attacks could have been avoided. If the concerned organizations had remediated vulnerabilities that are associated with ransomware, they could have shrunk their attack surface.

Time to stem Ransomware attacks
May 19, 2021 | The Hans India

A ransomware attack on one of the largest oil pipelines of the US, Colonial Pipeline, last week shows the vulnerabilities of global establishments to various cyberthreats.

Adversaries on a Vaccine Trail
April 2021 | CISO Mag

CSW research about global Pharma companies that are engaged in COVID research to find how susceptible they are to cyber attacks.

Ransomware attacks rise in 2020, SaaS apps are the new target: Report
Feb 28, 2021 | Hindustan Times Tech

The year 2020 saw a growth in cybercrimes targeting individuals, businesses, and governments around the world. A new report sheds more light on the cybersecurity perils, especially on the ransomware front.

What We Can Learn From The LK Domain Registry Hack
Feb 26, 2021 | RoarMedia

You may recall a recent uproar on social media, shortly after Independence Day, when the google.lk domain appeared to have been defaced, redirecting users to a site that detailed ongoing social issues. At first, it seemed like the typical website defacement that has been known to take place around important dates on the Sri Lankan calendar (not that this is something to be relieved about). Upon digging further, however, the situation appeared to be more dire than initially suspected.

Software-as-a-service applications emerge as new target for ransomware, report reveals
Feb 13, 2021 | The Hindu

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications have emerged as a new target for ransomware, and had the highest count of vulnerabilities that were seen trending with active exploits.

Ransomware attacks rose by 31% amid pandemic: Report
Feb 12, 2021 | New Indian Express

There has been a 31 per cent increase in ransomware attacks — which involve malware that encrypt files and hold the owner to ransom to access their data — in India amid the pandemic in 2020, according to a report by Chennai-based Cyber Security Works (CSW), a leader in Attack Surface Management (ASM) and an official CVE Numbering Authority (CNA), along with RiskSense.

The Moment of Reckoning? Inside Sri Lanka’s LK Domain Registry Breach
Feb 10, 2021 | Articulate

A deeper investigation has revealed further startling evidence. Although initially framed as a breach that occurred on 6th February, it can be exclusively shared that Admin Usernames and Passwords were available on the Criminal Dark Web as far back as 2012 and potentially even earlier.

Chennai firm allowed to validate bugs, software flaw
Nov 30, 2020 | The Hindu

Cyber Security Works (CSW), a firm based out of the IIT Madras Research Park, has been named a CVE Numbering Authority.

Chennai firm becomes CVE naming authority
Nov 6, 2020 | New Indian Express

Chennai-based Cyber Security Works (CSW) has gained the reputation of being the second Indian company to become a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) naming authority. So, what does this mean for the organisation? Thousands of bug bounty hunters in India and Asia can come to CSW with their findings and get a CVE ID after validation and earn cash rewards.

How fear of Covid pandemic became fodder for phishing attack
July 7, 2020 | Times of India

The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t just real, it’s virtual as well. Earlier, this week, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), an office within the Ministry of Home Affairs, issued an advisory regarding a potential ‘cyber offensive attack from the Chinese army’.

Virtually preying on fear of the pandemic
July 6, 2020 | Times of India

A report released in April by Chennai-based Cyber Security Works analysed 4,829 vulnerabilities spanning across technologies from 1999 to February 2020.