If you’re thinking of transitioning your business to the cloud, consider the security of the platform. While providers would like us to believe that the friendly, fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the reality is far different.
Old vulnerabilities bringing new problems… again
By now, you may have heard of a “new” threat circulating the IT scene. I quote new, because as threats go this vulnerability is an old one. The vulnerability is a part of the architecture design in most modern CPUs (modern being within the last 20 years).
There is a lot of news and noise floating out there, so for simplicity sake, we will point you in the direction of the most useful resources on these new potential threats.
The Equifax data breach is a bigger problem than you realized.
By now, most anyone reading this is aware of the cyber security attack on Equifax, and the resulting estimated hack of 143 million users’ personal information. A majority of the noise, err news, out there right now is primarily focused on what steps to take to protect your personal information, and they are right to do so.
Just like a spy movie villain...
Digital criminals are at it… again… and again! Just over a month ago, the WannaCry ransomware ran amok across vulnerable computers around the world. While it impacted roughly 200,000 users in 150 countries, it was seen in most of the cybersecurity world as a big, scary… failure.
Ransomware raising its ugly head again...
Across the globe this past week and especially into the weekend, the world of computer security had a bit of a wake up… to the tune of over 100,000 users infected in over 100 countries by Saturday afternoon! It has affected everything from home consumers to major organizations.
Does your business have a social media policy? If so, when was the last time you updated it? If you’re taking too long to answer these questions, that isn’t a good sign. Because you should be conducting regular reviews, at least annually. You’d enjoy innumerable benefits, and deter your employees from obsessing over Snapchat filters […]
We live in a digital era where innovations are emerging quicker than the speed of light. This means older operating systems might soon be discontinued. Case in point, Microsoft Vista. After a 10-year run, Microsoft is set to discontinue support for Vista users from April 11th onwards. On top of that, key security or software […]
As all the “Irish luck” wears off from this past weekend, looking back over the week in tech news reveals it has been a little rough out there. Namely, it has been troubling in the realm of personal data security. On one end of the spectrum, you have a new wave of celebrities getting their personal information hacked off iCloud storage and exposed to the public.
A growing number of small- and medium-sized businesses are turning to social media to help facilitate growth. The reasons are obvious, social media is easy-to-use and capable of reaching an enormous amount of users. That being said, you might be missing out on one of the fastest growing platforms available: Snapchat. Over 71 percent of […]
Having a good umbrella is essential…
Last Friday (March 3rd), we shared a blog from TechAdvisory.org that briefly covered the threat of “fileless malware”. A relatively new form of internet threat due to how it was developed, but it has quickly turned into a very significant threat.