iSCSI vulnerability reveals another avenue hackers are exploiting

iSCSI

There’s seemingly no end to the avenues for hackers to penetrate protected systems. From simple (yet dishearteningly still effective) email phishing to DDoS overloads to high-complexity malware/ransomware custom-built for specific targets, hackers are becoming ever more effective and creative in gaining access to sensitive systems. But the first line of defense is still your employees, and in a recent snafu, … Read More

The skinny on LockerGoga, a terrifying new ransomware variant

LockerGoga

We’ve seen all manner of ransomware in the last decade. From innocuous varieties to the devastating ones, ransomware is one of the largest (and growing) threat vectors for cybersecurity teams (or managed service providers if you outsource that sort of thing). One of the newest iterations on the scene, with a terrifying wrinkle, is called ‘LockerGoga’ — here’s what it … Read More

Executive phishing — the newest security threat sweeping the nation

In any enterprise, keeping your team abreast of the newest and most nefarious security threats is paramount to both operations as well as your bottom line. According to IBM’s ‘Cost of Data Breach Study‘, “the global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. The average cost for each lost or … Read More

What to know about Windows 7 end of life

windows 7

What’s true in life is also generally true in software: All good things must come to an end. And for Windows 7, that end is nearly in sight. Why Windows 7 is a big deal Consumers are used to updating their hardware to the newest, latest and greatest — especially when it comes to upgrading to the shiniest mobile models … Read More

Largest-ever trove of breached data discovered — what you need to know about Collection #1

Massive hacks shouldn’t come as a huge shock to anyone anymore. Unfortunately, global-scale hacks are becoming both more frequent and more devastating with every passing year. We’ve seen NotPetya wipe out tens of billions of dollars and cripple worldwide infrastructure. Marriott and Starwood Hotels lost hundreds of millions of users’ personal data, including both financial information, and in some cases, … Read More

7 New Year’s resolutions to keep your company’s data safe

2019 resolutions

In our first post of 2019, we laid out 4 areas of cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2019; but telling you about threats isn’t enough to help you combat the malicious actors out there, so we also promised some New Year’s resolutions to help. So, here you are: 7 resolutions to help keep you digitally safe in 2019: … Read More

IoT does some pretty awesome stuff… and opens you up to all kinds of risk

IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the horizon for years —  in some ways, decades even. From fictional depictions as far back as the Jetsons to the promise of a smart home with intuitive tech that not only responds to your every command but can anticipate all your needs, it’s been a tantalizing frontier in consumer electronics for … Read More

Intel Announces Major Security Breach

Intel Security Breach

You’ve probably seen or heard about the massive security vulnerability Intel announced last week.  This recent acknowledgement has the potential to dwarf the WannaCry attacks from 2017 when you consider the combined impact of attacks and performance loss. Intel Security Breach The vulnerability is at the heart of the processor architecture.  This issue applies to the last 20+ years of processors … Read More