Ashley M. Madison

Ashley is the Marketing Director for HORNE Cyber. She is responsible for the overall development and management of the marketing and business development strategies.

Recent Posts

Oct 4, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Brief: Ransomware vs Everyone Else

This cybersecurity awareness month, we’re going to brief you on current hot topics in the cybersecurity space. This week, we’re talking ransomware. Chances are high that “ransomware” has been a common term tossed around your office over the last several months. The increase in enterprise ransomware attacks so far this year is enough to make any IT team or business leader nervous, to say the least.

Topics: ransomware, cybersecurity awareness month

May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Attack Surface Ep. 6: Cyber Assurance Industry Updates (FFIEC, SOC, NIST)

In recent months, there have been several updates and improvements to various cyber assurance frameworks. Leighton Foster, Operations Manager, sat down with Megan Hudson and Brad Aldridge, Cyber Assurance Managers, to discuss the changes in their areas of expertise and how these improvements will benefit organizations. Their conversation includes information about the improved FFIEC reporting criteria, the newly released SOC for Supply Chain criteria, and how the NIST cybersecurity framework can be utilized to strengthen security around IoT devices. Grab a cup of coffee this morning and join the conversation.

Topics: Podcast

Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity in the City: What You Need to Know

Last week, HORNE Cyber, in partnership with Willis Towers Watson Nashville, hosted a cybersecurity seminar at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee. This seminar featured a unique series of presentations given by renowned subject matter experts. Topics included offensive security testing (ft. a live hacking demo!), incident response planning, how company culture impacts cyber risk, and today’s threat landscape.

Topics: Executive Insights

Mar 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Attack Surface Ep. 5: What's Up with Ransomware and Cryptomining?

I was recently intrigued by the increased number of reported ransomware attacks on local governments. Since the start of the new year, cities such as Akron, Ohio and Sammamish, Washington have been temporarily crippled by ransomware. Often, attacks on “big fish” make the headlines… but what about the “little fish”? Why are we seeing an uptick in attacks on smaller entities? What kind of threat does ransomware pose to small businesses and local governments? For answers, I turned to my colleague and cybersecurity expert, Dr. Wesley McGrew, and asked, “What’s up with ransomware?”. This led to an interesting discussion around the evolving attack methods used by threat actors, specifically ransomware and cryptomining, and why smaller entities are their prime target.

Topics: ransomware, Attack Surface, Podcast

Jan 8, 2019 11:06:27 AM

Attack Surface Episode 3: Reverse Engineering Ransomware

In our latest episode of Attack Surface, I sit down with Director of Cyber Operations, Wesley McGrew, to discuss reverse engineering ransomware. McGrew discusses the benefits of reverse engineering in advanced penetration testing, digital forensics, and incident response. As he noted in a previous blog post, reverse engineering can answer the following questions for an organization in the wake of an attack:

Topics: Reverse Engineering, Podcast

Jan 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Our 5 Most Read Blogs of 2018

As we transition into the new year, we look back at 2018… from previewing DEF CON and Black Hat USA talks to cryptocurrency mining and blockchain, our readers, clients, friends, and teammates gave us a space to discuss the latest in cybersecurity. For this, we thank you!

Topics: ransomware, black hat USA, SOC for Cybersecurity, Executive Insights, DEF CON

Dec 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Attack Surface Ep. 2: Predictions for 2019 Cybersecurity Trends

If you're curious about the changes in the threat landscape, organizational roles, and industry business models in the coming year - this episode was made for you. As 2018 comes to a close, our team of security experts has been reflecting on and looking at recent industry trends. Many of said trends are predicted to remain or become even more prevalent in 2019, including increased physical hacking and changing organizational roles.

Topics: Podcast

Oct 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Attack Surface Ep. 1: Three Strategic Investments for Your IT Shop

Join HORNE Cyber’s marketing director, Ashley Madison, as she sits down with Mike Skinner and Brad Aldridge to discuss “Three Strategic Investments for Your IT Shop” on Episode 1 of Attack Surface: The Cybersecurity Podcast for the Want-To-Know Organization.

Topics: Executive Insights, Podcast