May newsletter

As we close out the month of May, Blue Ridge Networks hopes you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, recognizing the sacrifices of our troops.

Next, Blue Ridge continues to monitor the situation in Ukraine closely. We are continuously tracking evolving cybersecurity threats to that region—and watching many of those threats migrate to other frontline countries and even here to the United States.

Also this month, we joined one of our partners to address these threats in an interview with an ABC affiliate, which you can read about below in our Partner Spotlight column.

We are proud to say that our track record of zero breaches continues, even with the ever-increasing cybersecurity threats to commerce and critical infrastructure. Keep reading to learn more about how we do what we do. Lastly, we hope you’ll check out our most recent blog posting, about protecting critical infrastructure during a time of conflict.

Partner Spotlight

Blue Ridge Networks highlights valued partners every month, explaining how relationships and cooperation keep government, companies and critical infrastructure safe from attacks.

CHIPS, headquartered near Minneapolis, Minn., is an important technology partner. They understand the evolving cybersecurity challenges enterprises face and how Blue Ridge cybersecurity solutions help their customers. A recent news article addressing the potential for Russian attacks shows they truly understand the modern cybersecurity battlefield.

Cyber security expert Tony Chiappetta has been closely watching the war in Ukraine, concerned about the new malware landscape threatening the U.S.

CHIPS understands how important HIPAA compliance and intellectual property are to MedTech organizations. For more specific threats facing these organizations, make sure to read the Recent Breach Preventions column below. The CHIPS/Blue Ridge Networks partnership means data is protected so enterprises can focus on bringing revolutionary technology to market.

One CHIPS client is a multinational public company that requires a responsive and versatile U.S. company to provide IT services and work with IT support contractors in other geographic areas. This client partnered with CHIPS to ensure the right mix of capability and responsiveness. CHIPS stands out in ease of communication, quick response, broad capabilities and a forward-looking approach. CHIPS successfully delivers and supports the AppGuard solution, which prevents exploitation by known and unknown threats. Now more than ever, Blue Ridge Networks needs reliable and forward-thinking partners for technology services.

If you’re looking for quality services or a new partner, give them a look!

Recent Breach Prevention

When we talk about the cybersecurity threat to health care infrastructure, we hope you are listening.

In February, there were reports that a ransomware attack executed last year by the Conti group is still wreaking havoc on Ireland’s Health Service Executive. Conti, a Russian-speaking ransomware group, is active around the world and has cost Ireland more than $100 million. This is in addition to the negative impact on patient services, with medical appointments canceled and virtual services shut down. The attack impacted 85,000 computers and went through 2,000 different IT systems.

Blue Ridge Networks effectively repels similar attacks on a regular basis and makes protecting our health care systems the highest priority. We consider it our duty to not just protect against these attacks, but to also let the world know what they’re facing—and how to prevent it.

Recent Breach Prevention

When we talk about the cybersecurity threat to health care infrastructure, we hope you are listening.

In February, there were reports that a ransomware attack executed last year by the Conti group is still wreaking havoc on Ireland’s Health Service Executive. Conti, a Russian-speaking ransomware group, is active around the world and has cost Ireland more than $100 million. This is in addition to the negative impact on patient services, with medical appointments canceled and virtual services shut down. The attack impacted 85,000 computers and went through 2,000 different IT systems.

Blue Ridge Networks effectively repels similar attacks on a regular basis and makes protecting our health care systems the highest priority. We consider it our duty to not just protect against these attacks, but to also let the world know what they’re facing—and how to prevent it.

This graphic explains how our AppGuard product prevents such a breach. A user opens an email and clicks on a link, which brings up a PDF document. The innocent-looking PDF then attempts a backdoor attack with lateral movement and command and control process. All of these attempts are blocked by AppGuard—whose patented inheritance and isolation technology guards risky applications and all child processes that follow—without user intervention.

For a more in-depth explanation of how AppGuard protects individual users and networks, get in touch.