MAZE Ransomware: 3x Threat to Data Security

MAZE Ransomware represents a change for the worse in the capabilities of online hackers today. Traditional backup strategies are no longer enough to provide a get-out-of-jail-free card when hit with ransomware. Data confidentiality is also at risk now and that changes who will pay ransoms dramatically. Prepare now to avoid this scourge of online hacking.

Administrator Rights

Administrator Rights is the highest level of permission given to a computer user. A user with admin rights (privileges) allows them to access anything within the system or network they …

Least Privilege

Business ownes may feel as though the principle of Least Privilege only applies to government Spooks, however, a simple example – removing administrator rights from all desktop users at a company – could be the difference between ransomware compromise and no incident at all.

Need to Know

Need to Know often gets applied to Classified Top Secret information. However, understanding how it applies could provide insights in how to better protect your SMB’s data and spot errors, omissions, and potentially malicious insiders.


Availability is one of three security terms in the trifecta of data protection. The other two being Integrity and confidentiality.


Integrity is the property whereby information (data), an information system, or a component of a system has not been modified or destroyed in an unauthorized manner. It is also a …


Confidentiality is one of three critical data protections in cybersecurity. The other two are Integrity and Availability.  (see links below for those Cybrary pages).  Confidentiality seeks to ensure that information …