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What you don't know about Ransomware

Posted on April 25 , 2017

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.

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5 Ways to improve your Cybersecurity posture

Posted on April 20 , 2017

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.

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Top 10 Trends in Video Surveillance in 2017

Posted on April 13 , 2017

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.

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Is your data safe from Ransomware? 4 ways to find out.

Posted on April 11 , 2017

Now that you have read and implemented our 4 step guide to stopping ransomware, you probably want to test to see just how vulnerable your system is. Here are our top four ways to confirm that you and your data are as safe as possible

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FBI and Russia, but what does Yahoo have to do with it?

Posted on April 06 , 2017

 

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.

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WHY RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ARE ON THE RISE

Posted on April 03 , 2017

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.

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