New variants of Locky—Diablo and Lukitus—have surfaced from the ransomware family presumed by many to be dead. After rising to infamy as one of the first major forms of ransomware to achieve global success, Locky’s presence eventually faded. However, it appears this notorious attack is back with distribution through the Necurs botnet, one of the largest botnets in use today.
Webroot protects against Diablo and Lukitus
For the initial list of MD5s and more detail on Locky, read our latest blog post.
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What is Webroot Security Awareness Training?
In July 2017, Webroot acquired the assets of Securecast, an innovative startup that has developed cloud-based, multi-layered end user security awareness training.
You can read all about it here.
How do I start the Webroot Security Awareness Training?
Webroot chose Securecast specifically for their very intuitive cloud-based console and easy five-step process for initiating security awareness trainings and user education programs. The software is very easy to use and the phishing simulator and education program are straightforward to test.
To request access and receive a 60 day free trial, click here and enter your details. We will then send you all the information you need to get up and running.
For now, feel free to go over to the Webroot Security Awareness Training Beta group in the community here and click on the 'request to join' button.
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Webroot Security Awareness Training Press Release
60 Day Free Trial of Webroot Security Awareness
Request Access to the new Webroot Security Awareness beta group in the community
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Recently, we covered the results of our survey of more than 600 IT decision-makers at medium-sized companies in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. Participants shared valuable insights into their cybersecurity understanding and preparedness. Be sure to read Part 1 if you missed it.
Today’s online landscape is incredibly dynamic and changes every day. To manage risks in the face of increasing changes and challenges, we recommend small and medium businesses partner with MSPs that can provide critical security services, and work with their in-house teams on education and business continuity strategies. Businesses should also maintain security basics correctly and on a continuous basis, while doing extensive worst-case scenario planning.
By taking these types of steps, we can ensure a safer, more secure online experience for all of our respective businesses and customers.
Get the full report and more stats here.
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Like any cloud provider, Webroot updates its EULA from time to time to make sure we’re giving you accurate disclosures as a customer, and to keep pace with dynamic legal and business changes.
The following is a short summary of some of the substantive changes made to our previous EULA:
(1) we added a dispute resolution clause for any disputes under the EULA, which includes an arbitration provision with a way for you to opt-out, and a class action waiver;
(2) we added that we can contact you via in-product messaging;
(4) we made other clarifying and grammatical changes
Please contact Customer Support if you have any further questions on the EULA.
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Webroot Acquires Securecast, Launches Webroot Security Awareness Training
Beta Program Available Immediately to Help Businesses Reduce the Risks and Costs of Cyber Threats with End User Education
Webroot has acquired the assets of Securecast, a security awareness training platform. Building on Securecast, Webroot Security Awareness Training will give managed service providers (MSPs) and businesses a solution to reduce the risks and costs of phishing, ransomware, and other cyber threats with end-user education.
Webroot Security Awareness Training is available today as a beta program, with general availability scheduled for later this fall. The beta will allow participants to operate phishing simulations and provide a test course to address the weakest link in an organization’s security posture: the human factor. By combining the latest threat intelligence, technology, and training, Webroot enables businesses to reduce their security risks by continually educating their users and testing their awareness on cybersecurity best practices.
Explore Webroot Security Awareness Training
Webroot Security Awareness Training Beta Key Facts:
Webroot Security Awareness Training is a fully hosted Awareness-as-a-Service platform with an end user training program and a sophisticated phishing simulator.
The phishing simulator, including a growing template library, allows MSPs to engage and test users with real-world phishing scenarios. Companies can design targeted phishing simulations relevant to their line of business.
All training and phishing campaigns are tracked for reporting; personalized for internal or MSP partner use; and are intuitively launched in a few easy steps.
Webroot Security Awareness Training General Availability Key Facts:
Upon general availability later this fall, Webroot Security Awareness Training will be integrated into the Webroot SecureAnywhere® business portfolio.
The platform’s interactive training courses may be sent out directly to end users from MSP security administrators, ensuring highly relevant training tuned to specific security risks. Users will be able to launch the courses with one click on their mobile device, tablet or laptop.
Industry Key Facts:
Research conducted by Webroot among MSPs and businesses revealed that high quality, cost-effective, ongoing IT security awareness training was one of their most needed capabilities.
The Webroot 2017 Quarterly Threat Trends report revealed that, in the last two years, 65 percent of businesses experienced as many as 10 cybersecurity incidents. During that time, phishing attacks were the most common threats they faced, and 45 percent of businesses reported infections related to insider negligence.
According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 43 percent of the breaches documented involved social-engineering attacks, with phishing being the most common form (93 percent). Almost all phishing attacks that led to a breach were followed with a form of malware, and 28 percent of phishing breaches were targeted.
The Verizon report also reveals that, within a typical company (with 30 or more employees), about 15 percent of all unique users who fell victim once also took the bait a second time.
Chad Bacher, SVP of Product Strategy and Technology Alliances, Webroot
“The human factor is a consistent weakness in overall cyber defenses, and security awareness training is the only solution. As cyberattacks like phishing become increasingly sophisticated, users are exposed to a variety of hidden threats that will compromise their own data along with their employer’s data. Building on Securecast, Webroot will offer our MSP partners the security awareness training they need to address this evolving threat landscape, and build a profitable new line of business.”
Daniel Fox, Co-Founder and CEO, Securecast
“Co-founder Shane Crockett and I designed and built Securecast as a web-based enterprise-class security awareness solution that’s so intuitive, any business can run it in minutes. With an easy-to-use platform, Securecast quickly became a solution preferred by MSP service providers. Teaming up with Webroot, the leader in cybersecurity solutions for MSPs, is the best move for our solution and the MSP community.”
Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, ESG “Those who closely follow today’s cyber threats know that an organization’s users are often its weakest link. By acquiring Securecast, Webroot is making the right decision to integrate IT education and awareness training into its products and services. Looking ahead, this type of training will be a crucial part of any organization that wants to avoid cyberattacks.”
William Augustine, President, Augustine Consulting “We know how crucial it is for our customers to educate their employees on IT security best practices, but, until now, they have struggled to find an affordable, practical, and integrated solution. We believe the Webroot Security Awareness Training offers an unparalleled value. The solution is easy to deploy, and provides the ongoing employee education our clients need to minimize the risk to their business and ensure compliance with any regulatory bodies.”
Webroot Security Awareness Training Beta
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Ransomware, one of today's biggest security threats, has become a massive growth opportunity for our channel. As key stakeholders fear now that their organisation will eventually be hit by a ransomware attack, they are willing to spend more on IT security solutions.
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Thanks for your idea. We recently improved our overall community design and more importantly mobile experience! This new upgrade is 100% responsive and will render much better on your phone/tablet.
At this time we are not looking into developing a dedicated mobile app for iPhone or Android.
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Thanks for submitting this idea! This sounds like a lot of fun. The team and I will be reviewing this and going over how we can implement this into our community.
Thanks again for sharing.
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