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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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The Department of Homeland Security is Using AI to Improve Enforcement Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security is Using AI to Improve Enforcement Efforts

Given the widespread discussion surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) in households nationwide, it's evident that this technology has become integral to the operations of numerous entities. AI has found its place, from business and education to civic affairs, even within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). How exactly is the DHS harnessing AI to enhance the security of everyday Americans?

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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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Something as Simple as Hovering Over Links Can Improve Your Security Practices

Something as Simple as Hovering Over Links Can Improve Your Security Practices

Phishing messages are the single most common type of threat out there. Any business, small or large, can fall for them. Therefore, you must do all that you can to prepare for the inevitable situation where someone accidentally falls for one. One of the most powerful preventative methods we can recommend is as easy as hovering over links.

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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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Three Documentaries that Will Expand Your View of Modern Technology

Three Documentaries that Will Expand Your View of Modern Technology

With the advent of streaming media, more people have access to entertainment than ever before. They watch real stories unfold right before their eyes through the lens of a documentary or biopic, offering perspectives that they might not have otherwise gotten had they engaged with the story through a different lens. These dramatized documentaries can be remarkable wellsprings of information, and you might be shocked by how much you can learn just by committing a couple of hours of your day to one.

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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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Good IT Policing Requires These 3 Components

Good IT Policing Requires These 3 Components

Small businesses must monitor and police the IT-related policies of their workplace and network infrastructure, but this can be a challenging prospect. It’s critically important that companies aggressively protect their assets, data, and reputation from factors that could affect or threaten them. How can you ensure you are doing all you can to keep your organization safe through policy and procedure?

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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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Tip of the Week: Four Tips to Practice Better Password Security

Tip of the Week: Four Tips to Practice Better Password Security

These days, you cannot simply rely on passwords to keep your data safe. That said, a good password is significantly better than a bad one, and you need all the help you can get to keep your accounts safe from cyberattacks. Here are some tips to help you create better passwords for all of your credentials.

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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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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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Planning Your Technology for the Long Term

Planning Your Technology for the Long Term

Even the best-laid plan can be disrupted, and any business needs to understand that going into these types of situations with limited knowledge is also risking the plan falling apart. Business technology needs to be cost-effective, and if you don’t have a plan, you could wind up paying far more than expected. It helps to have a professional on your side who can help you make these decisions.

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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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