Cybersecurity or Computer system security is the act of protecting information and services against damage, theft or disruption.


Online Cybersecurity Tips for Your Holiday Shopping

Online Cybersecurity Tips for Your Holiday Shopping


‘Tis the season for online shopping and cybersecurity tips! While Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have ended, the holiday shopping season has just begun, and during this time of year, cybercriminals are out to cause havoc.

 

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UPDATE: City of Atlanta Spends Another $9.5 Million to Repair Damage Caused by Ransomware Attack in March

UPDATE: City of Atlanta Spends Another $9.5 Million to Repair Damage Caused by Ransomware Attack in March


As the city of Atlanta took on a massive ransomware strike back in March 22, the repercussions have continued to grow exponentially, with the city’s municipal government chief information officer (CIO) revealing how the cyberattack was more far-reaching and costly than predicted.

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News

Cisco Switch Flaw Led to Critical Infrastructure Attacks


A flaw in Cisco switches was the culprit of critical infrastructure attacks in numerous countries, according to a security report from the Cisco Talos team. The cyberattack reportedly affected 168,000 systems in the process.

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Ransomware

Beat Back Ransomware with Snapshot-Based Backups


Ransomware is quickly becoming one of the most pervasive and dangerous cyberthreats. The latest ransomware attacks can evade even the most robust enterprise security systems and quickly spread throughout a company, impairing user productivity and disrupting business for hours or even days. 

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Backup and Recovery

6 Ways Your Business Can Benefit From a Flat Backup Solution


Cybersecurity threats are continuously evolving; IT systems administrators are tasked with constantly seeking better backup methods that can bring their information systems back online in the event of a malware attack.

It is now common knowledge that having an up-to-date or even a state of the art anti-virus program may not always protect a business from getting infected. There are always Zero-day or obscure security issues that can be exploited; not to mention the possibility of internal threats.

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News

Companies are Stockpiling Bitcoin. Why?


Have you heard about Bitcoin?

I’m guessing you’ve seen it in the headlines by now. What is it, you ask? We’ll keep it pretty simple and drop a link here if you’re interested in reading more about it. To keep it short, Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that involves technology, economics, math, and social dynamics. It’s an anonymous currency that, quite frankly, is a bit risky.

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News

Newly Discovered WPA2 WiFi Security Flaw


Ars Technica reported findings about a newly discovered security flaw known as KRACK, which is something that affects WPA2 (a security protocol used in most WiFi devices). KRACK is an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attack and involves reusing a one-time key during an attempt to join a secured WiFi network. When this is done, it gives the hacker the opportunity to decrypt all information that’s being exchanged from the device (smartphone, laptop, etc.) to the access point. Not only is your private information up for grabs, but your credit card numbers, passwords, messages, emails and more are about ready to be stolen.

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Cybersecurity

10 Easy Cybersecurity Tips for SMBs


Cyber and data security concerns are kept at top of mind for SMBs, as they very well should be. The surge in security breaches over the last several years prove that cybersecurity is no longer something to just snub our noses at; we need to consciously make an effort to protect ourselves. This article walks you through 10 easy cybersecurity tips for SMBs to implement and shield your data from the dangers of digital attacks.

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Tip of the Day

Protect Yourself While Shopping Online


Online shopping is slowly taking over brick and mortar shopping and the conveniences are unmatched: no parking, no traffic, no crowds to navigate through. With Amazon becoming the norm and having same-day or Sunday deliveries, it’s safe to say that shopping is changing. App shopping has become the newest craze, especially in the fashion world with Instagram and Pinterest.

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Cloud Storage

How to Choose the Right Online Backup for Your SMB


Do you have important digital files? Of course you do. Unless you’re living in a 1970s time warp, most of your mission-critical information is in digital form. Digital files have some advantages over paper, like instant duplication, easy sharing, and not taking up physical space in a room. But they’re also prone to damage or loss, which could be devastating for a small to medium sized company. A hardware failure, a software bug, or a security breach could wipe out mission-critical data, which could have serious financial and operational consequences.

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Ransomware

What is Ransomware? (And How Can It Affect You?)


Ransomware is one of the most common types of malware attacks today, and once you’ve been targeted, it’s difficult to get yourself out of the situation. The attackers encrypt your files, and they’re the only ones that have the key. Decryption is next to impossible. Unfortunately, many Ransomware victims end up simply paying the hackers -- which is exactly what they want you to do.

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Cybersecurity

Testing Cryptfile2 ransomware in action


It’s always interesting to see how a malware or ransomware attack works and infects a network. In this review, we are going to initiate a manual infection to see how Cryptfile2 ransomware functions and infects files and network shares.

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