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Another Day – Another Ransomware Attack

We say it time and time again – it’s not IF you’ll be the target, but WHEN? Ransomware attacks, cyberattacks, breaches – you name it – they’re happening every day, every week and growing at an alarming rate. But, why? Invincibility and lack of...

Hacking the Car

In today’s Internet of Things (IoT) world, almost everything is reachable online. From your home thermostat and garage door opener to locks on your doors, almost everything is connected (or can be connected) to the internet. Considering all the...

Still Using Windows 7? New Warnings Issued for Personal Usage

The time has now come and gone for Windows 7 users to upgrade to the newest operating system, Windows 10. Windows 7 has officially said its goodbyes on January 14th of this year, ultimately meaning Windows has officially pulled the plug on its...

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...

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