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How Much Do You Know About Ransomware?

Whether local business, large corporation, or an entire city, the risk of ransomware attacks is increasing. In a ransomware attack, computer systems or networks are held hostage if a payment is not made. In 2020 alone, roughly $350 million was paid in ransomware attacks in the U.S. But, what is the history of ransomware, and […]

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What You Need to Know About the Kaseya VSA Cyberattack

According to the vendors themselves, “Kaseya’s VSA product has unfortunately been the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack.”  Hackers believed to be associated with the Russian threat group known as “REvil” exploited a SQL vulnerability and an authentication bypass to hijack the on-premise deployments of Kaseya VSA. This resulted in files being encrypted for ransom on […]

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What’s More Dangerous Than Ransomware? Jackware.

In Sunday’s full-page editorial, The New York Times dissects the state of cyber crime today — citing the rise in ransomware and referencing the recent Colonial Pipeline attack that triggered a fuel shortage (and widespread panic) across the southeastern U.S. The ability of cyber criminals to “seriously disrupt economies” and “breach strategically critical enterprises or […]

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Facts about Ransomware: Black News Channel Interview with CEO John Higginbotham

Hackers hit a major IT software provider, allowing the attack to spread downstream to thousands of small businesses that now face ransom demands to unlock their computer networks. Due to the increase in these kinds of attacks our CEO, John Higginbotham, was invited to speak on the Black News Channel (BNC). Tashanea Whitlow and Lavern […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Closes Growth Capital Investment Round

Supports sales and marketing expansion of the Company’s proven cybersecurity solutions May 19, 2021 – Chantilly, VA.  Blue Ridge Networks, Inc., today announced that it closed an investment round with funding from a US private venture fund with additional investment support from the Company’s existing investors including USVC-1, a single purpose investment facility capitalized by […]

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Blue Ridge Networks and GlobalSeis Inc. Partner to Bring Zero-Trust Cybersecurity Solutions to Customers in Latin America

AppGuard and LinkGuard to fortify cyber protection for Latin American Solution Provider Feb 15, 2021 – Chantilly, VA – Blue Ridge Networks and GlobalSeis Inc. today announced that the two companies have established an alliance to provide proven endpoint and critical infrastructure cybersecurity solutions for the Latin American enterprise markets. GlobalSeis offers a best-of-breed approach to complex business challenges […]

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Athena Cyber Security Ltd. and Blue Ridge Networks Partner to Provide Global Industry-Leading Cybersecurity in United Kingdom

Patented cybersecurity solutions to provide cybersecurity to organizations in United Kingdom February 1, 2021 – Chantilly, VA. –Blue Ridge Networks and Athena Cyber Security Ltd today announced that the two companies have established an alliance to provide proven endpoint and critical infrastructure cybersecurity solutions for United Kingdom’s private and public sectors. Blue Ridge Networks’ solutions […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Wins 2020 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award

LinkGuard recognized as “Best Overall IoT Security Solution of the Year” in annual international awards program Chantilly, VA – October 21, 2020 – Blue Ridge Networks announced today that its LinkGuard™ solution was selected as the winner of the 2020 “Overall IoT Security Solution of the Year” award from Cybersecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Announces the Next Generation of LinkGuard™ Client

Flagship remote security solution establishes secure remote access and enhanced security amid global pandemic June 2, 2020 – Chantilly, VA – Blue Ridge Networks today announced that it has launched the next generation of LinkGuard™ Client, an easy to use cybersecurity solution that bolsters security for remote access and enables users to extend trusted connectivity […]

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Blue Ridge Networks and Imaging Center Partner to Provide Industry-Leading Cybersecurity in Mexico and Latin America

Patented cybersecurity solutions to provide additional protection to organizations in Mexico April 22, 2020 – Chantilly, VA – Blue Ridge Networks and Imaging Center today announced that the two companies have established an alliance to provide proven endpoint and critical infrastructure cybersecurity solutions for Mexico’s and Latin America’s private and public sectors. Blue Ridge Networks’ […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Provides Industry-Leading Cybersecurity in Qatar

Patented cybersecurity solutions to provide additional protection to organizations in Qatar April 2, 2020 – Chantilly, VA – Blue Ridge Networks today announced that it will provide proven endpoint and critical infrastructure cyber security solutions for Qatar’s private and public sectors through its partners Clearspan Strategic LLC and Al Mana Computer Services (ACS).   Blue Ridge Networks solutions are currently deployed by high profile government agencies […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Announces Mark Webber as New Vice President of Sales

Chantilly, VA – March 24, 2020 – Blue Ridge Networks announced today that Mark Webber has joined the company’s executive team in the position of Vice President of Sales. As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Webber will lead the strategy and direction for the Blue Ridge Networks sales team. In this capacity, he will guide […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Receives 2019 IoT Platforms Leadership Award from IoT Evolution

Chantilly, VA – March 10, 2020 – Blue Ridge Networks announced today that LinkGuard™ has received a 2019 IoT Platforms Leadership Award from IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering IoT technologies. This award honors the organizations and platforms that enable the widespread deployment of cyber-secure IoT devices, networks and services.   LinkGuard facilitates secure and segmented connectivity for organizations, taking proven cybersecurity technology, developed and battle-tested in the most rigorous environments, and applying it to […]

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Upgrading Cybersecurity: How Enhanced Versions Deliver Better Results

With Blue Ridge Networks releasing an upgraded version of LinkGuard, eliminating cyber threats is all set to become easier for enterprises. LinkGuard, an advanced cybersecurity solution from security enabler Blue Ridge, works seamlessly in a variety of environments to protect and prevent networks and assets by reducing exposure to cyberattacks and lending an unmatched level […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Announces Next Generation of LinkGuard: Highly Scalable, Faster Performance, Automated Provisioning

Available as a managed service or customer install, LinkGuard eliminates man-in-the-middle attacks with integrated public-key identity Chantilly, VA – January 28, 2020 – Blue Ridge Networks today launched the next generation of LinkGuard, the preventative cybersecurity solution that seamlessly conceals and protects networked resources, reducing your attack surface and extending trusted connectivity with a granular […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Named 2019 Tech 100 Company by NVTC

Cybersecurity provider recognized as an industry leader by the country’s largest technology council Chantilly, VA – November 26, 2019 – Blue Ridge Networks announced today that the company was named to the 2019 Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Tech 100 list for the second consecutive year. The NVTC Tech 100 honors the top companies and […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Welcomes R. Bruce Fisher as New Strategic Advisor

Chantilly, VA – October 1, 2019 – Blue Ridge Networks announced today that R. Bruce Fisher has joined its team of strategic advisors. In his capacity as strategic advisor, Mr. Fisher will work closely with the Blue Ridge Networks executive team to expand its reach in the marketplace and build on the organization’s growing momentum. […]

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How to design secure remote-controlled operations

Providing remote access to anyone—vendors, contractors or the most valued customers—can be very risky business, yet it’s often promoted as a way to help shorten unplanned downtime with remote troubleshooting. One means of risk reduction is two-factor authentication technology, which is designed to enable secure connectivity and future-proof breach prevention across an organization.

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Hackers May Already be in Your Infrastructure—Now What?

Cyber-attacks on industrial control systems (ICSs) are no longer a hypothetical. As pieced together by the Wall Street Journal, in 2017, Russian hackers attacked a small construction company, exploiting the organization’s connections with utilities and government agencies. Through an integrator, the hackers accessed computer-network credentials, giving them the ability to get into computer systems that monitor […]

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Evolving Zero Trust to Secure IIoT

Cyber-attacks are a relentless threat facing your business. According to McAfee Lab’s Threat Report, nearly 500 new cyber threats emerged every minute in Q4 of last year. Considering the increasingly risky cyber environment, is it ever possible to truly know which devices, applications and users you can trust?

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AppGuard and Blue Ridge Networks Win Managed Cybersecurity Services Contract with One of the Nation’s Largest Public Housing Authorities

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 11, 2019 — Blue Ridge Networks announced today that it has been awarded a managed services contract from one of the nations largest public housing authority to bolster its cybersecurity infrastructure with the AppGuard endpoint cybersecurity solution. The organization will be leveraging AppGuard’s zero trust cybersecurity protection to block undetectable attacks without the need for urgent and frequent […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Announces New President, Srini Mirmira

CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 5, 2018 — Blue Ridge Networks today announced the promotion of Dr. Srini Mirmira to President of Blue Ridge Networks. Prior to his promotion, Dr. Mirmira served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions, overseeing the development and market introduction of its next generation solutions. In his new leadership position, he is responsible for leading critical […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Named to NVTC’s Tech 100

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 28, 2018 — Blue Ridge Network announced today that it was named to NVTC’s prestigious Tech 100 list. NVTC Tech 100 celebrates the top companies and leaders in the Greater Washington, DCtechnology community. For more than two decades, Blue Ridge Networks has developed and deployed advanced cybersecurity solutions that isolate and contain high-value network operations of its customers to […]

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Blue Ridge Networks and Vericlave Partner to Enhance Cybersecurity Offerings

Blue Ridge Networks announced today that the company has entered into a new partnership with cybersecurity technology and managed services provider, Vericlave. The two cybersecurity pioneers will join forces to serve as a one-stop shop for critical infrastructure protection, secure communications, and network security. With combined expertise in a diverse range of industries, the partnership will enable […]

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Can OT and IT securely coexist?

Do you remember the days when OT (operational technology) and IT (information technology) departments operated independently? Both groups would go about their individual business operations, without any interaction or crossover.

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How to Protect Yourself from the Next Vulnerability Before it Hits

When you hold the keys to the money, you become a prime target for cyberthieves. Malicious acts of cybercrime continue to plague financial institutions, with the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report revealing that ransomware was found in 39 percent of cases where malware was identified.

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Blue Ridge Networks Receives 2018 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 16, 2018 — Blue Ridge Networks announced today that LinkGuard has received a 2018 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and Web site covering IoT technologies. The LinkGuard platform allows organizations to cloak critical data networks, making them invisible and inaccessible to everyone that doesn’t have previously […]

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How to Stop the Cyber-threat Firefighting

We continue to see state, local and municipal agencies fall victim to malicious acts of cyber crime that bring operations to a grinding halt. In March 2018, Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack that caused unexpected outages on computers used for day-to-day operations and customer-facing applications, forcing employees to resort to old-school, manual processes.

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Cyber Leaders from Department of Transportation and U.S. Navy Express Confidence in Zero Trust

The new paradigm emerging for cybersecurity is to never trust anyone at any time, at least for some federal agencies. “We’re in the process of implementing zero trust or near-zero trust,” said Andrew Orndorff, CISO and associate CIO for cybersecurity, Department of Transportation, during a panel at MeriTalk’s Zero Trust Cyber conference in June. “In the […]

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Feds Can Achieve Better Security Through Network Segmentation

Keeping pace with growing cyber threats is an uphill battle for Federal agencies as network complexity increases and the boundaries of networks extend to systems and devices not always under the control of their IT organizations. Most of today’s government networks are built to allow devices to access resources on the network, including devices from […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Wins 2018 Cybersecurity ‘Hot Company’ InfoSec Award

CHANTILLY, Va., April 17, 2018  — Blue Ridge Networks announced today that it has been selected as the “Hot Company” award winner in Cybersecurity, in the 2018 InfoSec Awards, presented by Cyber Defense Magazine. This week during the 2018 RSA Conference, Blue Ridge Networks and award winners from every category will be recognized and awarded. This is the […]

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Atlanta is the latest ransomware victim

Following am early-morning ransomware attack on March 22 that encrypted data across computers in Atlanta’s city government offices, the city is working with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security,  Microsoft and Cisco’s incident cybersecurity response teams to determine the extent of the attack and unlock the computers.

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2018 Cybersecurity Trends You Need to Know Now

It’s clear that financial institutions are prime targets for cyberattacks. According to a recent report from Thales, 42 percent of U.S. financial service institutions have already experienced a breach (that they know of), and 12 percent have been victims of multiple data breaches. The alarming reality is that attacks continue to bypass traditional cybersecurity solutions […]

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CES 2018: Data Breaches and Information Security Top the Agenda Amidst Tech Hype

When you think of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) data breaches and information security aren’t usually top of mind. But knowing just how disruptive innovation can be, the organizers of this event created an enterprise technology forum, CES Government, to discuss the impact of the latest tech on society. CES Government attracts some of the country’s best and […]

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Blue Ridge Networks to Participate in Cyber Roundtable at CES Government 2018

CHANTILLY, Va. Jan. 10, 2018 — Blue Ridge Networks announced today that its CEO, John Higginbotham, and Advisor, Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masso USN (Ret) will be participating in an executive roundtable during CES Government 2018. The session, “New Directions: Cyber Threats and Solutions,” will include executives from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, […]

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Defense in Depth Strategy Protects Healthcare Organizations from Cyber Attacks

The most valuable asset without a doubt for healthcare organizations is patient data. The recent global WannaCry malware outbreak, one of the largest healthcare security threats on record, wreaked havoc on the healthcare industry. Major surgery operations and appointments were canceled and ambulances diverted away – not because of resources shortages, but because trusts were […]

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Defense In Depth Strategy Provideds Financial Services The Protection Needed From Cyber Attacks

The financial services industry has seen its share of cybersecurity breaches this year, with attacks like the Equifax hack affecting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. And if we’ve learned anything from the largest breach in U.S. history, it’s that the industry must move towards smarter cybersecurity practices in order to confront and prevent cyberattacks sooner. As Tom Gilbert, […]

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Blue Ridge Networks Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Blue Ridge Networks today announced that Vice President of Operations, Maureen Gray, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Gray will lead the development and execution of marketing and sales functions to meet the company’s economic growth goals and ensure operational success across various departments.