Do IT security terms like “phishing” and “intrusion protection” sound extremely foreign to you? If so, it’s time you familiarize yourself with these and other common cybersecurity terms. By learning these basic concepts, you’ll be more aware of the depth and scope of online dangers and, hopefully, be better prepared to deal with them.
Some of the most high-profile ransomware cases in recent memory include the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks in 2017, which infected hundreds of thousands of Windows PCs around the world. However, ransomware such as EvilQuest target Mac computers specifically.
It is good to have an IT team and/or a third-party partner like a managed services provider (MSP) that helps keep your company protected against cyberthreats. It is even better to have all stakeholders be involved in preventing data breaches. Here’s how everyone can be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity.
You probably didn’t need to worry about antivirus protection before. At the office, the IT department handled it. At home, your personal setup may not contain enough valuable information to warrant industry-strength. But because of the global pandemic forcing most of us to stay indoors, your home is now your office, too.
Remote work policies have become a necessity not just because of the current coronavirus crisis, but also for the ways they improve a company’s bottom line and efficiency. Yet despite remote work’s benefits, it leaves you and your company exposed to online scams and other cybersecurity threats.
Although a majority of ransomware attacks usually target Windows computers, this doesn’t mean Mac users are completely safe. Ransomware attacks for Macs are a rarity, but they do occur. So how can you prevent ransomware from infecting your Mac? We’ve compiled some helpful security tips for you.
As IT security consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Managed IT services providers (MSPs) such as ours want to provide clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology.
Strict parents can monitor their kids’ online activities, law enforcement officers can see your outgoing messages, and some employers can (unethically) check whether employees are on Facebook during working time. All they need to do is install a keylogger on one’s computing device.
Keeping up with HIPAA regulations may be a pain for most healthcare institutions, but it does provide guidelines on how to protect your organization from devastating cyberattacks. That said, following HIPAA rules may be your best shot in fending off ransomware like WannaCry.
This month, ransomware has taken center stage yet again. WannaCry has already infected thousands of users around the world. In true ransomware fashion, WannaCry holds user data hostage until the victim decides to pay the ransom. What’s more alarming, however, is that the global success of this malware will likely spawn even more potent variants.