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New Year, New Threat Landscape: What to Expect in 2020

It’s no surprise that 2019 was an extremely turbulent year for data breaches, cybersecurity and overall privacy threats. Many businesses, big and small, learned the hard way about how critical it is to have a well-designed and secured cybersecurity...

Windows 7 End of Life is Almost Here

Hopefully, you've already upgraded your operating system to Windows 10 if you're a Windows user. However, if you are in the 39% of people who still use Windows 7 you'll need to prepare for the inevitable end. On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will...

The Worst Data Breaches of 2019

It's New Year's Eve and 2020 starts tomorrow! While we want you to enjoy this time, we also feel like it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the most devastating data breaches that we've had to witness in 2019. No one wants to repeat...

Free Wi-Fi – A Game of Risk

All too often we find ourselves searching for free Wi-Fi access while on-the-go, shopping, patiently waiting for appointments, working or traveling. However, we tend to fall victim to free and available Wi-Fi networks because they seem simple,...

Cyber Experts Have Found Themselves Using a New Four-Letter Word

RYUK Have your systems been tagged with a death note of ransomware? Ryuk has been making its rounds this December and causing holiday misery for organizations left and right this year. Typically, attacks increase near the holiday season and end of the...

A Review of 2019 Cybersecurity and a Glimpse into 2020

What Will 2020 Bring? As we embrace a new year, we want to bring our "A" game when it comes to having the reputation that customers can trust their personally identifiable information (PII) with. Everyday we read another headline about a new breach or...

Keeping Your IoT Gifts Secure This Holiday Season

IoT Has Arrived With the holiday season in full swing, many of us have Internet of Things (IoT) devices on our wish lists or the wish lists of friends and family. These are home automation technologies like lights, thermostats, doorbells, smart TVs,...

Don’t Fall Victim to a Cyberattack – Know the Signs

*WARNING: content might inflict a sudden urgency to assess your company’s cybersecurity* You can never be too sure that your system is fully protected. Even with the latest technology, firewalls, software and security measures, you’re still a wading...

Ransomware: A Proactive Approach

Ransomware is a word that companies dread because, for them, it means spending time, resources, and money to fix a completely unexpected problem. However, from a cybersecurity standpoint, the fact that businesses aren't expecting an attack seems to be...

How to Get past the Password Problem

Passwords as a security measure are swiftly becoming obsolete as technology, and cybercrime advances. Weak passwords are too easy to hack, and strong passwords are too complicated to remember. Make sure you have a different password for every account...

Camera App Vulnerability Allows Hackers a Look at Your Private Information

What is the most un-nerving action hackers can do to your smartphone? Perhaps, hack into your camera and watch you as you go about your day? What about jack into your microphone and listen to everything you say in your daily meetings? Well, a series...

How You Can Reduce the Ransomware Spikes

According to CNN Business, there were 140 ransomware attacks to local governments, schools and hospitals from January 2019 through October. The increase in ransomware this year is likely connected to the increase in payouts. It makes perfect sense...

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