What is Penetration Testing? Penetration testing, also commonly referred to as ethical hacking or “pen testing” for short, is a process in which a business thoroughly tests its computer system, its network or its applications in an effort to uncover any and all security vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by someone with malicious intentions. … Continued
There’s so much information out there about hacks, threats and cyber security in general that it can be natural to feel overwhelmed and fatigued. You understand that the consequences of leaving your business exposed are severe – but at the same time, you don’t know where to begin to address them. You may even have … Continued
One of the common themes that’s permeated a lot of the meetings I’ve been having with both current and prospective clients lately can all be summed up in a single word: security. These chats may not, however, be taking the shape you probably think they are. Yes, cyber security is critical and it’s an issue … Continued
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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