Ransomware is a type of malware that quite literally holds your data for ransom until you pay a fine. Malware (short for malicious software) refers to any software used to gain access to a computer or network with the intent to gather private information or disrupt operations. There are many types of Malware, but ransomware is among the most common, in part because you often do most of the work.Read more »
Data security is a top priority for every organization from retail and finance to healthcare and government and everyone in-between. Blocking malicious access and activity is not an easy endeavor as we have seen from the high profile breaches in recent years. Once inside, hackers essentially have had unfettered access to launch an attack as the time to detection has been notoriously slow.Read more »
The rise in safety and security concerns have prompted many organizations to invest in video surveillance technology. A 2016 Capital One survey reported that than just over half (52 percent) of security professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses.Read more »
Remember in December when we told you that Yahoo confirmed a new security breach that affected over one billion accounts? And remember how we told you that so many of these attacks start with a phishing email? Well, just yesterday an FBI agent said that this attack was initiated with a phishing email directed at a mid-level employee within the company.Read more »
Ransomware attacks are on the rise for this simple reason: it’s a low-risk, high-reward venture.
With many forms of cybercrime, hackers have to remain under the radar until they have found their target. This is difficult because each attack involves a multi-step process and each step presents the fresh possibility of being detected. With ransomware, once infiltration has occurred, systems are locked immediately and a demand for ransom is initiated to release them.Read more »