How OpenDXL Ontology could change your technology stack

OpenDXL Ontology

One of the most common subjects on this blog is cybersecurity. It’s by no means all we do as a managed IT provider; but, when your #1 goal is uninterrupted uptime for your clients, security breaches rank pretty high on the list of things we have to watch out for. It’s also the space within our industry that sees the … Read More

SIM swapping: what you need to know about this growing threat

SIM swapping

If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t really interact with SIM cards all that much any more. Unless you’re traveling abroad and need to swap a SIM card out to connect to that foreign network, you might not even know where the SIM card is on your iPhone or Android device. But, that simple, tiny piece of plastic could … Read More

Multi-factor authentication bypasses increasing, but you should still use it

multi-factor authentication

For years, cyberattacks have been increasing in frequency, scope and sophistication. From multibillion dollar disasters crossing international borders to run-of-the-mill ransomware, enterprises have to be more vigilant than ever to protect their data and their bank accounts from malicious actors. One of the primary lines of defense? Multi-factor authentication (or MFA for short). Going beyond just passwords to unlock sensitive … Read More

Triton is the rare malware that can cause physical harm (and even death)

When we think of cyberattacks, we tend to think in digital terms. It’s typically digital tools that gain access to digital systems that hackers then use to their assorted nefarious ends — whether that be ransom, blackmail or anarchic destruction. Often the data stolen is digital itself, the demands are presented digitally, and if assets of one kind or another … 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

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

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

4 cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2019

2019 hacking threats

2018 saw a glut of cybersecurity disasters at some of the highest levels of industry and government. From the ~$10 billion NotPetya debacle to Marriott’s 500-million-guest-record theft (which actually started in 2014 and lasted 4 full years, to be fair), it was a banner year for digital criminals. This dangerous environment has cybersecurity as a top item on a lot of … Read More

Is voice hacking the next line of attack for threat agents?

voice hacking

It’s a brave new technological world out there, and it seems to reinvent itself every couple of years. What was inconceivable only a few years ago goes from Hollywood fantasy to ubiquity in the proverbial blink of an eye. Virtual assistants like Iron Man’s J.A.R.V.I.S. leapt off the screen and into our homes via Alexa and Google Home. James Bond … Read More