Monthly Archives: August 2016

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How Ransomware Can Affect Your Business?

This cyberattack scheme hasn't garnered nearly as much attention as the usual "break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version," but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks have begun appearing in the last few years and its practitioners are so polished that in few cases they even have mini­call centers to handle your payments and questions.So what is ransomware? [...]

By | 2016-08-31T13:59:17+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Ransomware Can Affect Your Business?

Data Breaches are a Question of When Not If

You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is suggests a distorted view of where cyber attacks are taking place. These attacks are not solely hitting large organizations. Small firms represent a significant portion of [...]

By | 2016-08-24T13:58:11+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Data Breaches are a Question of When Not If

Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing

Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because...” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad. Consider two scenarios. “All of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable... we know this because a hacker took all of your customers’ credit card info and locked all of your [...]

By | 2016-08-17T17:29:41+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing

Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, to work was an idea a few years ago that is becoming a reality very fast. To use your personal smartphone, tablet or laptop for work seems increasingly natural. Employees are embracing this concept without any serious reservations. As more and more business activity becomes technology driven, to have [...]

By | 2016-08-10T14:09:36+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?

SMBs: It is Hackers v. You – Don’t Let Them Score

Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize business you store your client's personal information, collected from different sources, on your computers and servers. Your Point-of-sale (PoS) terminal and some website transactions can be [...]

By | 2016-08-03T17:07:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SMBs: It is Hackers v. You – Don’t Let Them Score