The State of Cybersecurity in Education

While recent attacks on infrastructure have taken center stage, what is less publicized is the rise in cyberattacks on schools. In 2020, K-12 schools alone saw a rise of 18% to 408 breaches.1 Indeed, schools faced a barrage of attacks such data breaches, leaks, ransomware and phishing attacks, as well as an alarming new threat […]

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2021 Cybersecurity Wrap-up and Trends for 2022

As 2021 wraps up, we’re taking stock of the year from our cybersecurity point of view. After a tumultuous 2020, this year continued to be a roller coaster of new workplace conditions, disruptive cyberattacks and optimism in government action. Below we list our top 3 trends and hacks that stood out for 2021, followed by […]

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NG Firewall for Home Use

Anyone connecting to the internet needs protection from cyber threats, even from our homes. Home users often rely on the built-in firewall that comes with their router which generally has very basic functionality such as content filtering and parental controls. However, to protect computers and IoT devices, a home user/worker should upgrade their firewall software […]

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What You Need to Know This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October often conjures up images of fall leaves, pumpkin lattes, and Halloween. But for IT Security professionals and organizations it’s something more; it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a government and industry partnership initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide information on how […]

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The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and have recently been front page news with attacks on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS Food and Kaseya. This ever-evolving malware can encrypt your files and block access to them. Previous ransomware attacks stole or accessed data and held that hostage while demanding a ransom and threatening to leak or […]

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Is Your Network Security Ready to Get Students Back to the Classroom?

As more districts and universities re-open for in-person classes again, it’s hard not to reflect on the turmoil of the last year. At the blink of an eye students were sent home to learn, leaving IT departments scrambling to find secure distance learning solutions, often with no additional budget or staff. Compounding the challenge was […]

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Ransomware 2021 has evolved. Are you keeping up with network security?

As we head deeper into 2021, it’s beginning to feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and we can all take a deep breath. 2020 was a tumultuous year, one marked by a global pandemic, natural disasters and civil unrest. Last year also saw record number cybercrime complaints, with the FBI […]

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Identifying COVID-19 Phishing Scams

As we continue to move through 2020 it has become very clear that cyber criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis as they continue to target new victims every day. In a recent report, the Federal Trade Commission has recorded, to date, over 59,000 coronavirus or stimulus-related complaints. These complaints have resulted in over […]

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The Cost of Ransomware Attacks on Cities

Ransomware attacks on cities are becoming more prevalent with ransom demands increasing with each attack. Recently, two cities have gone against conventional wisdom and decided to pay the ransom amount demanded by hackers who held their cities hostage. This decision has kickstarted the conversation between groups debating the moral implications of giving in to cybercriminals […]

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Protecting Healthcare Networks Against Threats

In today’s digitally connected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern for all industries. However, for the healthcare industry, the failure to ensure resilience against cyber threats could be a matter of life and death. According to a 2018 Thales Security Report, a staggering 77% of US healthcare organizations have been breached at some point in […]

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