Evolution of the Hacker Trade

Sometimes change happens so gradually it’s easy to miss. That’s often the case in cybersecurity. We see statements like “the security landscape is evolving” or “hackers are getting smarter” that just get brushed off as the latest marketing jargon. Still, they hold some serious weight if you stop to think about it. 

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is everywhere. In 2021, ransomware was involved in at least 10% of breaches. Businesses in Healthcare, Financial Services, and Professional/Legal Services are consistently on the list of "most at risk" of ransomware attacks. So what is ransomware? What are the specifics that we as businesses need to understand to educate ourselves and our organizations on this imminent risk?

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Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

Let’s be honest, the cybersecurity marketplace is complex and confusing. Businesses are already struggling to make sense of security and defend themselves from modern attackers. It doesn’t help that they are also drowning in a sea of acronyms and jargon while doing it. MDR, EDR, NGAV, SIEM, the list goes on and it can feel like you’re staring at a bowl of alphabet soup.To help you make sense of today's complex security landscape, we've defined the key acronyms and capabilities that can be found in several of today's most crucial security categories.

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How to Defend Against Credential Stuffing

Credential Stuffing was our topic last week. If you missed it, here is the link. We discussed what it is, the steps hackers take, and how likely you are to be a victim. Other than not reusing passwords, we did not cover how to prevent falling victim to one of the most common attacks. Let’s look at how to stay safe from a credential stuffing attack.

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Just In From Microsoft

Microsoft consistently has something new and exciting up its sleeve. Last month, Microsoft did not disappoint during this annual conference, Ignite, which they virtually hosted. Ignite is typically one of the venues where new announcements and enhancements are revealed. This year, these announcements spanned multiple products and business needs and are sure to provide assistance in your office.

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Don't Delay, Update Today!

It's that alert on your desktop—the "upgrades available" indicator when you check your computer. Or when your smartphone tells you that it's going to update later while you're sleeping, and you defer it to another time. What if you miss an email or a text? You think to yourself; you don't need to do that update; your phone is working fine. Well, unfortunately, that thought is incorrect. You very much need that update.

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Collective Action Against Cybercrime

Recently, President Biden met with leaders in the private sector as well as those in education to discuss the need to address cybersecurity threats to the nation and efforts needed across the board. The increase in incidents and the ongoing threat of attack transcends all invisible borders that we put on humans or businesses. In other words, cybercriminals don’t care about your race, religion, income, or the industry that you work within. Data is valuable to them, and they will obtain it however is necessary. This meeting was held to unify efforts so that collectively we are fighting the battle against hackers with the hope of having a more significant impact. The outcome of the meeting was as follows…

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