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Why You Need a Secure Network

After what was a record-setting year of cyber attacks and cyber crime, two of the most common questions I’m answering these days are: 1) “We have a firewall, so my network’s secure, right?” or 2) “You guys are monitoring my network, so it’s secure, ...

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Two Factor Authentication is Where the Future Lies: Is Your Business Prepared?

After last year’s record-setting rate of cybercrime and data breaches, I’m sure you’d agree that login security is important for any business and individual. However, not many business owners know the difference between a standard security password ...

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The 5 Top Cyber Attacks That Left Businesses Exposed in 2017

Cyber attacks: These are two simple words that can send shivers down the spines of business owners, government leaders, and everyday consumers alike. It's hard to believe the scale and breadth that cyber attacks had on the public in 2017. It was a ...

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6 Things To Know About the Spectre And Meltdown Security Exploits

It seems the internet is all abuzz with news of the latest cyber security flaws and how, literally, the sky is falling. That said, it's hard to really know where the truth lies. Don't get me wrong, this is serious. There are reports that every CPU ...

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Why the Average User’s Cybersecurity Knowledge Should Scare You

The majority of the American public lacks basic cybersecurity knowledge. In a Pew Research Center survey of 1,055 adult internet users, most respondents could answer only five of 13 knowledge questions correctly regarding key cybersecurity terms and ...

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Why a Secure Password M@TT3R$ to Your Organization

As an IT services professional and consultant, it’s astonishing to me how often password security is one of the last things that people think about when it comes to cybersecurity. In many aspects of business, such as sales or operational ...

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Knowing Your Business’s Cybersecurity Awareness Training Level

I BM CEO Ginni Rometty has been quoted as saying, “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” And, unfortunately, there are WAY too many stats to help back up her claim. Nearly half of all cyber attacks focus on small ...

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Protecting Your Network from Ransomware in 8 Steps

Much like fashion, sometimes old technology trends become new again. Ransomware attacks, which were introduced in 1989, embody one such example of this cycle and have become increasingly prevalent over the past several years. Ransomware is a ...

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Pa$$w0rds and the Dark Web

Coming up with a strong password is way too hard. And it's so hard to remember all of them. So the easier they are, the easier they are for me to remember. And with all the web sites I visit, I try to make them all the same so that they're easier to ...

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The Tell Tale Signs of Social Engineering

It's scary to think that it's much easier for an attacker to exploit a victim’s natural inclination to trust than it is to find ways to hack their systems. Organizations can avoid many attacks by properly training employees on social engineering ...

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I Don't Need No Stinking Security - Wrong!

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive,” wrote Andy Grove, former CEO of semiconductor giant Intel. And in today’s connected world, a little healthy dose of paranoia might save you from serious damage that ...

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