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Ransomware is a Societal Problem, Not Just a Business Problem

Ransomware is a Societal Problem, Not Just a Business Problem

We’ve spent several weeks discussing ransomware's impact on various subsets of everyday life, including how it has affected customers and businesses. Today, we want to highlight the impact of ransomware on society in regards to economics and geopolitical security.

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Ransomware is a Huge Problem for Any Business

Ransomware is a Huge Problem for Any Business

Last week, we explored ransomware's extensive "second-order harms" on downstream businesses and everyday people. This time, we’re returning to the "first-order harms"—the direct impacts on the businesses that fall victim to these attacks.

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Tech Term: What is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

Tech Term: What is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

For those of you who are fans of American football, you are familiar with the interception. When your team’s quarterback throws a pass that ends up in the other team's possession, it can be one of the most frustrating plays for a fan. Let’s discuss the man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack, which is effectively a hacker intercepting data as it is passed from one person to another. Let’s get into it. 

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Without Employee Training, Phishing Scams Could Cost Your Business

Without Employee Training, Phishing Scams Could Cost Your Business

It’s hard to vouch for the idea that someone is constantly being attacked by cyberthreats when there is no real tangible evidence to support this notion. People won’t trust words of warning against threats that they cannot see and won’t feel threatened by them until they’re knocking on their door. Today, we want to discuss how you can turn around these challenges, particularly when it comes to training your staff on the importance of cybersecurity.

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Keep Your Printers from Being a Vulnerability

Keep Your Printers from Being a Vulnerability

Many businesses rely on multifunctional printers to get things done. Unfortunately, they can be  a gateway for hackers to infiltrate your business and steal its data and resources. It’s important for any organization to do what they can to protect their users and data so, in today’s blog, we’ll go through some of the things you need to know about protecting your networks from printer-based vulnerabilities. 

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4 Security Mistakes You Should Not Be Making

4 Security Mistakes You Should Not Be Making

There are many important elements to cybersecurity, but some mistakes are significantly more costly than others. Today, we want to highlight some of the particularly egregious infractions that you can make regarding your cybersecurity measures.

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How to Recover from a Lost or Stolen Phone

How to Recover from a Lost or Stolen Phone

Losing your phone might feel like the end of the world, especially when you consider just how valuable it is and what kind of data you might have stored on it. There are ways to prevent a lost device from completely sinking your mood and your chances of recovering it. Let’s consider some of them today.

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Understanding Zero Trust Security and Why It Works

Understanding Zero Trust Security and Why It Works

Zero trust security is an invaluable approach that helps significantly boost how protected an organization is against threats. Nevertheless, many people may need to become more familiar with the term or what it entails. Let’s take a few moments to review the concept and clarify how beneficial it can be.

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What You Need to Do to Qualify for Cyber Insurance

What You Need to Do to Qualify for Cyber Insurance

Data loss has a severely damaging impact on the businesses that suffer from it, so why not help protect your business the same way you would with other damages? Cyber insurance helps do just that, and is therefore a super helpful investment for today’s businesses to embrace.

That said, just like other forms of insurance, there are certain requirements that must be met for a business to qualify. Let’s touch on some common requirements insurance providers have.

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Smart Devices Need More Attention Than You May Think

Smart Devices Need More Attention Than You May Think

Smart devices empower individuals and businesses to redefine the boundaries of connectivity, granting unprecedented control over their homes and offices. With just a tap on a screen, people can adjust their thermostats, secure their front doors, and regulate their energy consumption. The Achilles' heel of these interconnected devices, however, lies in their security.

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Your Data Security Hinges on Five Key Safeguards

Your Data Security Hinges on Five Key Safeguards

It’s no secret that data security is of paramount importance, with phishing and ransomware making weekly appearances in the news cycle at this point. You need to prioritize your business data’s privacy. Otherwise, you’re apt to suffer from your data being accessed without authorization and all the consequences that come with this outcome. Today’s criminals are very capable, which makes it challenging to protect yourself.

Here, we’ve put together some essential strategies to make it easier.

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How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack… But We Hope You Never Have To

How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack… But We Hope You Never Have To

When it comes to ransomware, you want to do all that you can to prevent an infection rather than respond to one. Of course, this isn’t always possible, so if you are struggling with a ransomware attack, you’ll need to act quickly to keep it from spreading. Let’s go over some of the steps that you’ll need to take to come out of a ransomware attack without too much scarring.

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Being Aware of Cyberthreats is a Big Part of Maintaining Security

Being Aware of Cyberthreats is a Big Part of Maintaining Security

Every organization must implement a baseline of cybersecurity measures, encompassing elements such as firewalls, antivirus software, VPNs, encryption, and centrally managed security policies. However, the evolving landscape of cyberthreats means that modern cybercriminals are adept at circumventing these defenses.

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Killware Is Potentially Devastating in Multiple Ways

Killware Is Potentially Devastating in Multiple Ways

Imagine a malicious computer virus meticulously tailored for your organization, possessing a complete understanding of your software, hardware, and the configurations that could inflict maximum damage. This cyberthreat infiltrates your system with alarming precision, targeting the most vulnerable facets of your business, and wreaking havoc in its wake.

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To Help Prevent Ransomware and Other Threats, Trust Nothing

To Help Prevent Ransomware and Other Threats, Trust Nothing

Ransomware is a serious issue for modern businesses of all sizes, many experiencing attacks on a fairly regular basis—and that’s before we factor in all the other cyberthreats that a business could likely have to contend with, and the fact that those responsible for these threats are getting craftier in how they spread them. Today, there’s a good argument to be made that the best approach to security is to trust no one and nothing… without verification, at the very least.

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There’s Psychology Behind the Scams We Have to Avoid

There’s Psychology Behind the Scams We Have to Avoid

Psychology, the systematic examination of the mind and behavior, can offer profound insights into optimal actions for your company. From crafting compelling client messages to building a strategy of team motivation to better meet your organizational goals, this understanding has a lot to offer your organization.

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Protect Your Business from Browser-Based Malware Attacks

Protect Your Business from Browser-Based Malware Attacks

Technology plays an important role in today’s society, and as such, cyberthreats look to subvert everyone’s reliance on it to their own benefit. Browser hijacking attacks are on the rise, so we thought we’d focus today’s blog on exploring some of the techniques used in these types of attacks and how small or medium-sized businesses can keep themselves safe.

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If Your Business Uses the IoT, You Need to Keep Its Security in Mind

If Your Business Uses the IoT, You Need to Keep Its Security in Mind

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is everywhere. Right now, you probably have a device that is part of the IoT within reach, or on your person. Many businesses use the Internet of Things for various purposes, but behind this use lies significant risks from cyberthreats, and some seem to accept these risks without much concern...as in, the vast majority of businesses utilizing the Internet of Things exhibited a lack of protection, but they were not bothered by it.

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How a Next-Generation Firewall Can Change Your Business’ Security for the Better

How a Next-Generation Firewall Can Change Your Business’ Security for the Better

Cyberthreats have grown exponentially more powerful and more dangerous over the years, and unless you do something to protect yourself, you can expect your current security measures to slowly succumb to the latest threats. Next-gen firewalls, or NGFWs, are advanced network security devices or software solutions that include both your traditional firewall system with stronger protection and visibility tools to keep tabs on network traffic. NGFWs are a solution that addresses the near-constant evolution of cyberthreats like malware, intrusion attempts, and other types of malicious threats.

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Cybercrime Stats Show Major Concerns for Board Members and Business

Cybercrime Stats Show Major Concerns for Board Members and Business

It’s not just major corporations and enterprises that need to worry about cybercrime and other types of digital threats; even the small businesses and local shops of the world have to contend with cyberattacks that could potentially strike at any moment. Let’s examine some statistics concerning one of the fastest growing threat vectors out there.

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