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Here’s How the WannaCry Ransomware Event Happened

By | May 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

We know cyberattacks have gotten worse recently, and the WannaCry Ransomware attack is the biggest one yet. Sadly, few people are equipped to deal with hacks and even phishing attempts: Just a few days earlier, we covered a report noting that 75 percent of CEOs rely…

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Study: Seriously, Nobody Cares About Cybersecurity Despite the Risks

By | May 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With hackers holding Netflix series hostage, ransoming off personal information, and generally mucking up the digital world with DDoS attacks, cybersecurity has never been more important for budding entrepreneurs. Startups in particular are at risk, as their comparatively non-existent resources make them easy targets…

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4 Platforms that Protect Your Startup from DDoS Attacks

By | May 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Without the proper protection, a startup and their data are highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks during their first 18 months. Further research reveals that 43 percent of attackers target startups and small businesses, while only 35 percent and 22 percent target large companies and medium-size enterprises…

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Everything You Need to Know About the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By | May 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the weekend, a cyber attack the likes of which the world has never seen held important data, pictures, and information hostage demanding Bitcoin ransom payments from worried users everywhere. While this kind of hack is alarming enough to make any tech enthusiast move…

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DIY Security Tips You Need to Know for Your Home Office

By | May 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re running a home-based business, much of your venture’s security lies on your shoulders. For example, childproofing your work area is essential for the protection of your important business data. You’re also in charge of comparing, purchasing, and installing software that can prevent hackers…

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Security and Privacy Are Essential for the Growth of the Smart Home Industry

By | May 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

The smart homes industry is huge. In 2016, the global market value for smart homes surpassed the $50 billion mark, with a projected annual growth rate of 14.26 percent between 2017 and 2022. Analysts expect market value to hit $119 billion by 2022, making it…

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5 Ways Startups Can Secure Their Business Conversations

By | May 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Online security is becoming a serious issue in the business world, especially for startups. Many security measures that businesses put up to try and fend off cyber attacks often fail, leaving them open to variety of problems. These measures fail for a number of reasons,…

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Your Email Could Be the Welcome Mat to Hackers [Infographic]

By | May 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Some of the biggest security breaches involved emails and with more companies keeping data in the cloud, your email could be the doormat to your company’s secrets if you don’t sharpen your security skills. Here are five things you need to be diligent about…

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Study: Americans Don’t Know How to Protect Their Online Data

By | May 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Technology is a double edged sword. While it allows you to keep in contact with friends, check the weather in an instant, and watch more television series than should ever be allowed, it also opens up startups, corporations, and everyday citizens to cyber attacks…

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Ethical Hacking Emerges as Unique Career Path in Cybersecurity

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Companies, now more than ever, are seeking qualified cybersecurity professionals to keep pace with the growing number of cyberattacks. Today, corporations and organizations across all sectors face millions of attacks each day, which cost more than $1 billion in losses annually. While the biggest…

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7 Tech Archetypes That Define You as a Hacker

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

While the term “hacker” elicits more than its fair share of negativity, this tech profession is a necessary part of the business world. After all, in the immortal words of Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, “If you know your enemies and…

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Can Businesses Trust Third-Party Tech Vendors Like Cloudflare?

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 9:15 am

Last month, for the umpteenth time in recent memory, a prominent web service was forced to issue a warning to users: change all of your passwords. This time, those potentially affected included anyone unfortunate enough to have used websites serviced by content delivery company Cloudflare….

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How to Train Your Staff on Workplace Cybersecurity

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In today’s world, there’s no doubt that cybersecurity is crucial for the sustainability of any business. But are you really doing enough to keep your data safe from the hackers that want to steal? Take note that, when it comes to security, your employees are…

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Is Your Cybersecurity Team Keeping Up With The Volume of Attacks?

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the words of former Cisco CEO John Chambers, “there are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” But if he’s right, why are current security strategies unable to prevent these attacks?…