Generic Ransomware Detection Comes to OS X

This is an interesting response by Patrick Wardle to the threat of KeRanger and other OS X ransomware instances.  I am thrilled to see some movement made in the direction strengthening detection and remediation of OS X issues.

https://threatpost.com/generic-ransomware-detection-comes-to-os-x/117534/

Rethinking Security with a System of Checks and Balances

This article was certainly preaching to the choir when it came across my news feed.  IT gets so wrapped up in creating that hardened outer shell of preventative controls that it loses sight of the activity and potential threats floating around in the soft, squishy center.  Layered defense combined with network monitoring and end point management can give you true visibility into your environment and definitely help you sleep a little more soundly at night.

http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/security-monitoring/rethinking-security-with-a-system-of-checks-and-balances/a/d-id/1317498