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by Joey Cherny It seems like I hear about a U.S. business getting hit by a new, major cyberattack every week. As a whole, cybercrimes have increased by 600% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In all the uncertainty of the past year, one thing we can be certain of is that cybercrimes will
Two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) is critical for securing your cloud-based or remotely accessible systems by adding a second verification step (two-step) in the logon/authentication process. The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Comp
While most businesses protect their systems and data against external threats like malware, many overlook the biggest cause of data breaches: internal risks. Internal vulnerabilities are responsible for 70% of all data breaches in small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). INTERNAL THREAT SOURCES I
Yes, I'm sorry, winter is near... Or, yes, I'm so excited, winter is here! Regardless of your view, the winter season's weather brings its own unique challenges. Freezing weather along with ice storms and snow storms can cause a variety of problems including power outages, snow days, and more.
President Trump recently signed S.J.Res. 34 which nullifies the Federal Communications Commission’s rule on privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services. Your internet service provider (ISP) is now legally allowed to use and analyze your
What is Ransomware Ransomware is a specific type of computer malware typically in the form of a virus or trojan. When a computer is infected with ransomware, it blocks access to your data by encrypting it. Hackers then request a ransom and may threaten to publish or delete your data unless paid
Introduction IT security is a deep and wide subject. It's complex. Threats abound. The scope is sometimes frightening and often misunderstood. It's easy to tune out that which you don't understand and that makes you even more vulnerable. Education is the first step towards peace of mind.
You and I and our computers are on the Internet. The phrase 'Internet of Things' refers to all the other devices that are getting connected to the Internet. TVs, appliances, game consoles, wearable items like upcoming clothing, smartwatches, thermostats, home control, media, security cameras, get-fi