Why Persistence Is a Staple For Today's Hackers?

Chances are that you lock your doors as you leave your house to prevent any unwanted visitors from entering while you’re gone. Although it isn’t foolproof, locking your doors presents a challenge for strangers without authorized access to enter. As a result of your efforts, an unwanted visitor—such as a burglar—would need to jump through a few hoops to enter your house.

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Still Experiencing "Zoom Fatigue?"

A little over a year ago, we started hearing the term "Zoom Fatigue," that referenced the extreme exhaustion from virtual meetings.  Many of us are still using virtual meetings reasonably consistently, and I can guess that all of us are tired of seeing our own faces during these calls. Not only is it exhausting and extremely distracting watching your own face throughout a meeting, but many times, we look very unnatural because of the orientation of our eyes since it is challenging not to watch ourselves. Luckily, Microsoft has an answer.

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Do You Have A Plan?

We often discuss the proactive approach you should take when it comes to cybersecurity. Ongoing training will help strengthen the human risk factor, and sending fake “phishing” emails will keep your organization engaged. However, the fact is, you can’t eliminate all the risks when it comes to experiencing a data breach. That means that having an incident response plan (IR) should be on your list of “must-haves” when it comes to intelligent cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity Common Sense

As a child, how often did we hear from our parents, "How many times do I have to tell you..." We teach kids when they are younger by repetition. Lessons become so ingrained in our head that we can all recite "Look both ways!" "Don't touch that!" "Wash your hands" – and countless others. Why is it that as adults, we decide to stop learning things that are for our own good; rules that help protect us? 

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Cybersecurity Superheroes Unite

It’s holiday blockbuster season! The time of year when the big screens are full of movie releases that are expected to pull in the crowds that want to watch Marvel and DC Comic heroes unite to save the world. They come from all realms to fight the dark forces that threaten humanity. Together, they will save the planet. It usually happens while the human race is blissfully unaware of the dangers that lurk in unknown territories. They work silently and slowly to initiate our demise and take over the planet. These stories are engaging, thrilling, and by the way, who makes up this stuff? That would never happen ‘in the real world, ’ right?

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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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Holiday Shopping Scams

The holiday season has officially started for most of us, and thus the shopping has also begun. In addition to our increased shopping habits, those looking to take advantage of you are also kicking their season into high gear with scams that target shoppers, travelers, and just about everyone else. With last year being a record $9 billion Black Friday, a lot of money moving is as tempting to hackers as is that extra piece of pumpkin pie.

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