5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2017

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Jan 2017

Fresh and familiar threats to concern IT departments.   As we embark on 2017, it’s time to reflect on a year where cybersecurity has played a major role. Even presidential campaigns haven’t been free from hacking scandals and data leaks. The average cost of a data breach for companies grew from $3.8 million last year … Continue reading 5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2017

Watch our recent webinar: Ransomware Today

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Oct 2016

Last week we hosted an informative webinar on today’s ransomware threats with our security partner Sophos. Watch a recording of the webinar below. I am sure you are seeing the explosion of ransomware in the headlines. Businesses of every size are targets and analysts estimate ransomware is on pace to be a $1B/year crime in … Continue reading Watch our recent webinar: Ransomware Today

Upcoming Complimentary Partner Webinars

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Oct 2016

Check out one of the upcoming complimentary partner webinars: Brute Force Attacks: Keeping the Bots at Bay with AlienVault USM Tuesday, October 11th 10:00am CST / 4:00 PM BST Hosted by AlienVault Brute force attacks are relatively simple for attackers to implement and they can wreak havoc on your organization if you don’t detect them … Continue reading Upcoming Complimentary Partner Webinars

Join Towerwall & Sophos for a Ransomware Webinar

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Oct 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Hosted by Towerwall and Sophos I am sure you are seeing the explosion of ransomware in the headlines. Businesses of every size are targets and analysts estimate ransomware is on pace to be a $1B/year crime in 2016. Sophos Intercept X is their newly released … Continue reading Join Towerwall & Sophos for a Ransomware Webinar

Information Security Summit 2016 Review: Ransomware, Application Vulnerability, Hacking as an Industry Lead our Discussion

By Michelle Drolet . 23 Jun 2016

Thanks to all who attended and sponsored our 2016 Information Security Summit. It was a great turnout where we discussed a number of issues and threats facing infosec today. We were happy to see attendees share ideas and continue the discussion online with #summitbuzz16 Here are some of the topics discussed at this year’s summit: … Continue reading Information Security Summit 2016 Review: Ransomware, Application Vulnerability, Hacking as an Industry Lead our Discussion

10 Things I Know About… Ransomware Protection

By Michelle Drolet . 11 May 2016

10. Backup files every night. If you can access yesterday’s files, then there is no need to pay to unlock them today. 9. Patch automatically. Make sure operating systems software on all devices (phones, tablets, laptops) and browsers are patched automatically with security updates. 8. Update software. Make sure your endpoints and network devices are … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About… Ransomware Protection

5 cybersecurity trends to watch for in 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Feb 2016

As threats evolve and grow more sophisticated, securing IT systems is more important than ever.   We may welcome in the New Year with open arms, but we must also prepare for the cybersecurity threats ahead of us. The 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study from IBM and the Ponemon Institute put the average cost … Continue reading 5 cybersecurity trends to watch for in 2016

Ransomware is only getting worse. How do you prepare for it?

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Feb 2016

Ransomware-as-a-service, help desks, third parties — all point to a mature yet illegal enterprise undergoing serious growth. Here are tips to protect yourself and your company.   Ransomware is big business. Over the last few years we’ve observed the steady rise of ransomware, with some trepidation. It is fast becoming a multi-billion dollar business, and … Continue reading Ransomware is only getting worse. How do you prepare for it?

5 Information Security Trends for 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Jan 2016

Online security trends continue to evolve. This year, online extortion will become more prevalent. We also expect that at least one consumer-grade IoT smart device failure will be lethal.  Ransomware will make further inroads, since the majority go unreported. China will drive mobile malware growth to 20M, and cybercrime legislation will take a significant step … Continue reading 5 Information Security Trends for 2016

10 Things I Know About Business Security

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Jan 2016

10. Everything is connected. As the Internet of Things adds more and more devices to our networks, it creates more doors and windows for cyber criminals. Keep them locked. 9. Ransomware is on the rise. If you don’t want to end up paying to access your own data, then make sure that you protect it … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About Business Security

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