How Fear Motivates People to Click on Spam

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How Fear Motivates People to Click on Spam

Fear is one, if not the most, powerful motivators for action. It’s a profoundly primal instinct designed to protect us from harm by searing bad experiences into our memories so that we can avoid them in the future. Spam relies on the instinct of fear to get otherwise rational people to act irrationally. Many data engineers are actually trained on … Read More

COVID-19 Demonstrates the Power of Remote Workplaces (But Those Are Not Without Risks)

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COVID-19 Demonstrates the Power of Remote Workplaces (But Those Are Not Without Risks)

COVID-19 is changing the way society handles a lot of things, including how we work. As companies rapidly shift to remote workplaces, we can expect there to be a few hiccups along the way. In response to this lack of preparedness, cyber-criminals are increasingly taking advantage of the chaos COVID-19 has caused. Fortunately, there are concrete steps you can take … Read More

Ransomware is Only Getting Worse: Is Your Organization Prepared to Confront it?

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Ransomware is Only Getting Worse: Is Your Organization Prepared to Confront it?

Is Your Organization Protected Against a Ransomware Attack? Cybercriminals are increasingly turning to ransomware to fund their criminal activities, and according to Forbes, these criminals are now more likely than ever to target small businesses. Though only the largest attacks make the news, cyberattacks, including ransomware, cost American companies millions of dollars each year, with the average attack in 2019 … Read More

Cyber Hygiene 101: Basic Steps to Keep Your Company Secure

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Cyber Hygiene 101: Basic Steps to Keep Your Company Secure

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses, at least in part because the little guys are less likely to have robust cybersecurity defenses in place, and don’t typically have the resources to support an in-house cybersecurity team.  To help protect themselves, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly turning to experienced MSSPs (Managed Security Services Providers) to help them craft … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Managed Threat Intelligence (2020 Edition)

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The Ultimate Guide to Managed Threat Intelligence (2020 Edition)

Cybersecurity is incredibly important for any organization, regardless of size or industry, and a robust cybersecurity strategy rests on real-time, accurate threat intelligence. What is Threat Intelligence? Threat intelligence refers to the information organizations rely on to better understand cyberattacks that could target, or are actively targeting, that organization. This data is used to craft tailored response plans so that … Read More

What is Information Security (& How Does it Impact Your Business?)

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What is Information Security (& How Does it Impact Your Business?)

The internet has revolutionized how we do business, but it has also changed how business owners need to approach security. Cybercrime remains a serious threat, but there are steps organizations can take to safeguard their digital assets better. What is Information Security? Information security is an umbrella term used to describe any activity that aims to safeguard the integrity and … Read More

5 Old-School Hack Techniques That Still Work (& How to Protect Your Data)

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5 Old-School Hack Techniques That Still Work

Hacking, in the loosest sense of the term, was born in the 1950s when “phone phreakers” first figured out how to exploit the dial tone sounds produced by phones to make free long-distance calls. This form of hacking peaked in the 1960s and 1970s and has since fallen by the wayside. The 1980s brought us the term “cyberspace,” and saw … Read More

The 8 Most Expensive Cyberattacks of 2019

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8 Most Expensive Cyberattacks in 2019

In 2019, governments and companies in the United States faced a barrage of ransomware attacks. In all, 103 federal, state, and municipal governments and agencies, 759 healthcare providers, and 86 universities, colleges, and school districts were impacted by ransomware attacks. The potential cost could be more than $7.5 billion, and that’s only for US-based organizations.  That figure doesn’t even take … Read More

Cloud Isn’t the “Future”; It’s the Now

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Cloud Isn't the Future It's the Now

Technology is continually changing and evolving, creating new and innovative ways to conduct business. While many of us may still think the cloud is some futuristic concept, in reality, it’s already here and has been for a while. What is the Cloud? At its core, the cloud is a collection of web-based applications. Instead of purchasing a program, installing it … Read More