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7 Ways to Stay Safe in Today’s Cyber Environment

With stories of ransomware hitting cities, hospitals, and schools, along with news of data theft and corporate espionage, you're probably wondering: How do I avoid a similar fate? Well, here's some good news: Keeping your cyber environment safe is easier than you think. Here are a 7 ways to stay...
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Phishing: How to Prevent Attacks

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month!  This year it arrives in the middle of an extended series of ransomware attacks on municipalities, educational institutions and hospitals. In Georgia, the city of Cornelia survived its third ransomware attack of 2019 finally decided to upgrade its ten-year-old firewall solution.   Meanwhile, in Alabama, ransomware struck...
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Cybersecurity Awareness: Creating a Secure Network

It is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! For that reason, we want to help you create a more secure network with defense-in-depth techniques.  Defense-in-depth is an acknowledgement that firewalls, while critical and very effective, cannot stop all attacks.Instead, we need to create layers of defense that slow down and limit the impact of an...
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Why Hackers Go After Educational Institutions

Last week, we showed that ransomware attacks were on the rise and discussed how municipalities need to be aware that they are a prime target. Kelly Sheridan of DarkReading shed additional light on the subject.  Sheridan cites a study by the cloud-security firm, Armor, which has tracked nearly 200 publicly disclosed ransomware...
Ransomware Attacks on Government Organizations

Ransomware Attacks on Government Organizations

In March 2018, a SamSam virus attack crippled the city of Atlanta, and the perpetrators demanded a $51,000 ransom. This high-profile attack caused the closure of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and took down at least one-third of the 424 software programs used by the City of Atlanta.  The city refused...