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What is Penetration Testing and Why Does it Matter?

Penetration Testing (also called Pen Testing or Ethical Hacking) is a process by which your network is subjected to attempts to hack into it in order to identify vulnerabilities that could open your company up to data breaches. This is an audit that provides a point-in-time analysis, along with a report on the security gaps […]

Posted: November 17, 2021 | View More »

Five Signs of Social Engineering

Social engineering can come in many different forms: via email, websites, voice calls, SMS messages, social media and even fax. If it is a communication method, scammers and criminals are going to try to abuse it. Although the communication’s method may vary, the message the scammer is trying to convey has five traits in common. […]

Posted: October 13, 2021 | View More »

79% of Employees Have Knowingly Engaged in Risky Online Activities in the Past Year

With employees not believing that it’s important to personally worry about cyber security risks, they also tend to believe they’re not a target, new data suggest as the reason for the risky behavior. In most cyberattacks, the employee plays some role – clicking on a malicious attachment, giving up their corporate credentials to an impersonated […]

Posted: August 16, 2021 | View More »

80% of Ransomware Victim Organizations Experience a Second Attack

The impact of ransomware attacks is much more than just the sensationalized cost of ransoms. New data spells out how victim organizations have suffered at the hands of ransomware. With the future of ransomware looking pretty bleak, it’s important for organizations like yours to have a realistic understanding of just how impactful a single successful […]

Posted: August 16, 2021 | View More »

Ransomware Attacks This Year Are Already Higher Than 2020

According to the 2021 Cyber Threat Report by SonicWall, 304.7 million ransomware attacks occured in the first half of 2021, already surpassing the total number of ransomware attacks for all of 2020 with 304.6 million (a 151% increase YTD). The increase in ransomware attacks are due to the shift to remote work, allowing threat actors […]

Posted: August 16, 2021 | View More »

Choosing a Cybersecurity Approach

In the first part of this series released on Tuesday, we set the stage for present-day ransomware attacks. These professional enterprises have developed (and continue to improve upon) automated technology that increases their reach and depth of attacks. Businesses can no longer take a wait-and-see approach or keep kicking the cybersecurity can down the road. […]

Posted: July 22, 2021 | View More »

Ransomware Attacks Aren’t Just for Big Companies

While millions of Americans were celebrating a long Independence Day weekend, something sinister was happening behind the scenes. Considered to be one of the largest ransomware attacks ever, more than 1,000 businesses worldwide were suddenly locked out of their own IT systems with demands to pay up to $5 million each to regain access to […]

Posted: July 19, 2021 | View More »

Ransomware Attacks Run Rampant as Fujifilm Becomes the Next Victim

We just covered a recent story today that there was a ransomware attack on Steamship Authority. And like clockwork, another company becomes the next victim. Fujifilm, a huge Japanese company known for digital imaging products, has been hit with ransomware at their Tokyo headquarters. In a statement from the company, “We want to state what […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

When Cryptocurrency Investments Really Are Too Good To Be True

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that victims have lost more than $80 million in cryptocurrency scams since October of last year, with about $2 million of that total going to Elon Musk impersonators. Scammers are taking advantage of misunderstandings that often surround cryptocurrency investments, and they use a variety of techniques. Impersonating celebrities […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism

June 3, 2021 – 3:30PM EDT — The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters. Internal guidance sent on Thursday to U.S. attorney’s offices across […]

Posted: June 16, 2021 | View More »

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What is Penetration Testing and Why Does it Matter?

Penetration Testing (also called Pen Testing or Ethical Hacking) is a process by which your network is subjected to attempts to hack into it in order to identify vulnerabilities that could open your company up to data breaches. This is an audit that provides a point-in-time analysis, along with a report on the security gaps […]

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Five Signs of Social Engineering

Social engineering can come in many different forms: via email, websites, voice calls, SMS messages, social media and even fax. If it is a communication method, scammers and criminals are going to try to abuse it. Although the communication’s method may vary, the message the scammer is trying to convey has five traits in common. […]

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