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The Role Backup Plays in Combatting Ransomware

Backing up data is an essential component of a proactive security strategy for any business. Without several backup copies, companies are leaving themselves open to the ever-increasing threat of ransomware. Even though properly backing up data can't prevent ransomware attacks, it can protect businesses from losing data when victimized by malicious software. While there are plenty of reasons why businesses should back up their data regularly, ransomware comes first to mind, especially in today's ever-evolving [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:31:32-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Newsletter Articles, Ransomware|Comments Off on The Role Backup Plays in Combatting Ransomware

Using Public WiFi? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Public WiFi is available in more places than ever before. You can log on while at the local coffee shop, doctor’s office, on the train, and at the airport. Local governments and cable companies are even starting to offer free WiFi in some locations. The convenience is undeniable, especially for the ability to work remotely, but this freedom to connect can also present a security risk if you don’t know who else is connecting to [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:31:51-05:00March 20th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles, Remote Working|Comments Off on Using Public WiFi? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Thinking About Purchasing Cyber Insurance?

With cybercriminals increasing their attacks on businesses of all sizes, businesses are turning to cyber insurance for another layer of protection. Growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 28 percent from 2016 to 2022, the worldwide cyber insurance market is expected to generate $14 billion by 2022, according to a report released by global market research firm Allied Market Research. Even though the majority of organizations aren’t covered by cyber insurance, some [...]

By |2020-08-04T13:51:22-05:00March 9th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Thinking About Purchasing Cyber Insurance?

Ransomware: Its History, Components and Future

Two years ago, the world woke up to a ransomware threat as WannaCry spread around the globe. Within days, the attack hit hospitals, manufacturing plants, and more, grinding operations to a halt as companies struggled to recover their encrypted systems. Ransomware attacks have only arguably become more intense in the time since. In the past year, we’ve seen city and state government operations crippled for days and critical infrastructure systems targeted. These attacks have not [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:04:27-05:00February 21st, 2020|Newsletter Articles, Ransomware|Comments Off on Ransomware: Its History, Components and Future

Can You Spot a Phishing Email?

If you know what to look for, phishing emails are easy to spot. Even though phishing scams are always evolving, knowing just the basics can help you with identifying potentially malicious emails. Scammers use common forms of communication to maximize the reach of their scams — and so far, they’ve been successful. People lost $30 million to phishing schemes in 2017, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Hackers use phishing attacks to gain [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:16:56-05:00February 7th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Email, Newsletter Articles, Ransomware|Comments Off on Can You Spot a Phishing Email?

Ransomware: Why Your Employees Are the Last Line of Defense

Ransomware has been a growing concern for businesses of all sizes for many years. While there are many ways to prevent the threat from negatively impacting your business, one of the best strategies to follow is to educate your employees on the dangers of ransomware. IT security professionals have been warning their clients about malicious software for years. Even federal agencies have been monitoring the growing threat of ransomware. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:17:14-05:00January 24th, 2020|Newsletter Articles, Ransomware, Remote Working|Comments Off on Ransomware: Why Your Employees Are the Last Line of Defense

SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

While the growing number of cyberattacks should be alarming to businesses of all sizes, SMBs aren't too concerned, but the truth is they should be. Cybercriminals are not just targeting larger global companies. The damages associated with cybercrimes can quickly put an SMB out of business. A report, titled "The 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study," was conducted by cybersecurity provider Keeper Security. The study surveyed more than 500 senior-level decision-makers at companies with 500 employees or [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:23:13-05:00January 10th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

Ransomware: What You Should Know About the Latest Attacks

Ransomware is a multi-cloud problem for organizations of all sizes, especially small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which have become a new favorite target for cybercriminals. A couple of the latest attacks have highlighted the increasing need for SMBs to take proper precautions to better protect themselves against malicious software infiltrating networks across the country. Ransomware attacks aren’t going away anytime soon. There was a 363 percent year-over-year increase in ransomware attacks during the first half [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:05:05-05:00December 20th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Ransomware|Comments Off on Ransomware: What You Should Know About the Latest Attacks

Unlike Y2K, Microsoft’s EOS Deadlines Aren’t Overhyped

More than 20 years ago, you'd find many of us frantically running around concerned about the Y2K bug. Remember that? We were basically led to believe the world was ending. Even though there was a lot of uncertainty about the Y2K bug, we still prepared for it. That’s how you should approach any pending deadline, especially when missing it could result in significant damages to your business. With some of Microsoft’s end of support (EOS) [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:22:22-05:00December 10th, 2019|Microsoft, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Unlike Y2K, Microsoft’s EOS Deadlines Aren’t Overhyped

How to Prevent Cyberattacks When They’re Increasing

Nearly every day, there’s news about a new data breach or cyber threat. The ever-evolving threat landscape is putting businesses of all sizes on edge, including the cybersecurity professionals working for them. Despite efforts to curb attacks, they’re increasing — and there are reasons for this. Cybercriminals are continuing to damage and disrupt computer systems and networks, even with all the security measures available to enterprises in today’s marketplace. The severity and volume of cyberattacks [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:22:33-05:00December 6th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on How to Prevent Cyberattacks When They’re Increasing
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