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Why It Is Vital for Your Organization to Upgrade from Windows 7/Server 2008

Posted on March 28 , 2019

Why It Is Vital for Your Organization to Upgrade from Windows 7/Server 2008

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How Malicious Software Impacts Law Firms

Posted on January 25 , 2019

The American Bar Association completed a TECHREPORT in 2017 to investigate the impact of cyber security breaches on law firms.

According to the American Bar Association: "The 2017 Survey responses make it difficult to tell how many breaches there have actually been with exposure of client data because almost 5% overall report that they don’t know about the consequences. This includes 'don’t know' responses by 3% in firms of 10-49 [attorneys], 8% of firms of 50-99, 25% of firms of 100-499, and 14% of firms of 500+. The uncertainty is increased by the high percentage of respondents (22%), discussed above, who don’t even know whether their firm experienced a data breach."

 

 

According to research from the Verizon RISK Team, few breaches are unique, meaning the vast majority of incidents are caused by a small number of scenarios. Verizon classifies 18 different data breach scenarios into four groups; the human element, conduit devices, configuration exploitation and malicious software. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the malicious software that makes institutions vulnerable.

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What’s the Difference Between Malware and Ransomware?

Posted on October 16 , 2018

Malware is one of the fastest-growing cyber threats facing businesses today, with a new threat emerging every 4.2 seconds. The term ‘malware’ is often used interchangeably with ransomware, but there are some key differences between the two.

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