According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, with more than 4,000 attacks occurring each day. This type of malware blocks a user from accessing data until the operator of the malicious program receives payment. For …Continue Reading Defending Against Ransomware
Imagine you’re leaving for a weeklong vacation. Would you leave your doors unlocked when you left the house? Probably not — this would put your possessions at risk of theft. Just locking your doors could deter potential thieves. The same logic applies to computer systems. …Continue Reading What’s Compliance Got to Do with It? A Look at Two Hacks
As a business owner, you can protect your employees, business, and customers from hackers. MassIT shares 10 tips to help IT departments at companies big and small create a security plan to keep their data safe. Identify Sensitive Data — Know where sensitive personal information, including …Continue Reading Where’s My Data? 10 Simple Tips for Securing Your Business’s Data
The term malware is everywhere these days, but what exactly is it? Malware is short for malicious software. It can be used to manipulate your computer and steal your information. There are several types of malicious software, which can be broken down into broad categories, …Continue Reading Understanding Malware — What It Is and Types to Know
One of the biggest challenges facing computer users today is creating — and remembering — their account passwords, which are required for practically all online transactions. Many people use the same password for multiple accounts — putting their data at risk — simply because it’s …Continue Reading How Strong Are Your Passwords?
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