Infected USB Drives Handed Out at Data Security Event

By Roger Murray | January 19th, 2018 | Network Security

During a recent data security expo hosted by Taiwan’s Presidential Office, 54 malware-infested thumb drives were handed out to the public by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. These infected USB sticks were among the 250 drives the bureau gave to winners of a game about cybersecurity knowledge at their exhibit.

Unusual Ransomware Strain Encrypts Cloud Email In Real-Time

By Roger Murray | January 16th, 2018 | Network Security

A white hacker recently developed a working ransomcloud strain that encrypts cloud email accounts like Office 365 in real-time.  A scary thought when so many organizations trust the cloud and software manufacturers like Microsoft to keep their information secure. 

Top 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2017

By Roger Murray | December 27th, 2017 | Network Security

Each year, researchers from SplashData revealed the worst passwords of 2017, based on the over 5 million stolen login credentials made public over the year.  Despite the continued warnings from cybersecurity experts, people continue to choose weak, easily guessable passwords to protect their most precious information.

Google Partners with ESET to Provide Malware Detection for Chrome

By Scott Evans | November 2nd, 2017 | Network Security

Chrome Cleanup uses ESET technology to identify and eradicate suspicious or unwanted software on your Windows computer.  The tool operates in the background, with no slowdowns or interruptions to the user with three easy steps.

Four Ways Ransomware Can Destroy Your Backups

By Chris Souza | September 14th, 2017 | Network Security

I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with “The prevailing wisdom is that if you back up your data you can recover from a ransomware attack. While this premise generally holds true, simply backing … Continued

The Current State of Ransomware Among SMBs

By Roger Murray | August 1st, 2017 | Network Security

In a report conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Malwarebytes, more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses were surveyed in June 2017 about ransomware and other critical security issues. What we discovered was surprising—ransomware authors aren’t only targeting enterprise businesses for big payouts. They’ve got their greedy gaze on businesses of all sizes. In … Continued

Data Breaches Up 29 Percent Over Last Year

By Roger Murray | July 26th, 2017 | Network Security

Data breaches are running 29% above last year, according to a report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center and Cyberscout.  Hacking was the leading cause of data breaches nationwide, more than 790 so far this year. More than 12 million records have been exposed, although two-thirds of data breach notifications or public notices did … Continued

Why “I’m Just Not Very Tech Savvy” Is Inexcusable

By Roger Murray | June 8th, 2017 | Network Security

We live in a tech-driven world; whether in the office, at home, the car, or even in sky, the convenience and access to vast amounts of information is always a fingertip away. If you ignore innovation, you risk rendering yourself obsolete.  However, when you’re responsible for making technology investment decisions for an entire organization, being … Continued

How to Educate Your Employees About Cybersecurity

By Roger Murray | May 2nd, 2017 | Network Security

Network Infiltration and Data Breaches are normally blamed on the malicious outsider.  However, the responsibility for most organizations network security is with their employees, who unwittingly open the door welcoming cybercriminals into your environment. That’s why it’s crucial to properly educate your employees about Cybersecurity.  When you provide routine training as a preventative, not reactive, … Continued

eCommerce Security Tips

By Isaiah Bollinger | April 6th, 2017 | Network Security

eCommerce security is a constantly evolving topic for any organization, regardless of their size.  As the CEO & Cofounder of Trellis, a local full-service design firm, we partner with organizations to develop robust WordPress & Magento websites.  One of questions I often face is what a new or smaller business can do to improve their … Continued

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