Cybersecurity

  • 6 easy tips to avoid getting attacked by hackers

    Today’s business landscape is governed by all-things-internet. From the efficiency of cloud computing to the communications of remote teams – we rely heavily on the internet for our business models. However, this reliance has also exposed us to ever-growing security risks. There were 7.2 billion malware attacks and 151.9 million ransomware attacks in 2019 alone....
  • Fighting Coronavirus-Themed Ransomware and Malware

    Cybercriminals and Nation-States Aim to Subvert Systems and Devices (Data Breach Today) Attackers are continuing to use concerns over COVID-19 to distribute ransomware and malware, including for smartphones. The healthcare sector is perhaps at the greatest risk from these attacks because it’s serving as the front-line defense against the disease....
  • How to Secure Your Remote Access Tools Against Cyberattacks

    There’s a lot to love about remote access tools. Gone are the long, winding support calls, and the need for on-site troubleshooting is largely a thing of the past. Don’t Make It Easy for Cybercriminals to Gain Access Yes, everyone loves remote access tools. Including cybercriminals. You might not think you need to worry about a cyberattack on your company—but you’d be wrong....
  • Securing Your Remote Workforce in Time of Emergency

    Remote work has been gaining popularity across businesses of all sizes. It provides flexibility to colleagues and opens up companies to a workforce without limits to city, state, or even country. While the ability to work remote offers convenience for staff and a nice perk to provide prospects with, there are times when your staff will need to work remotely out of necessity....
  • The BetterWorld Podcast Launches

    This week BetterWorld takes another big step forward, launching our BetterWorld Podcast Series, now available via the News and Resources section of the BetterWorld Technology website. Hosted by Matt Bauer, the BetterWorld Podcast is a bi-weekly journey into the world of managed services, cyber security, communications, other aspects related to the mission critical infrastructure for small and medium businesses and organizations....
  • Ransomware may have cost the US more than $7.5 billion in 2019

    It was another big year for ransomware, the extremely profitable style of cyberattack in which computer systems and data are taken over by hackers and held hostage until the victim hands over a payoff. In 2019, these attacks wreaked havoc around the globe, earned criminals vast sums, and even occasionally provided a weapon for government hackers....
  • Ransomware may have cost the US more than $7.5 billion in 2019

    (MIT Technology Review) It was another big year for ransomware, the extremely profitable style of cyberattack in which computer systems and data are taken over by hackers and held hostage until the victim hands over a payoff. In 2019, these attacks wreaked havoc around the globe, earned criminals vast sums, and even occasionally provided a weapon for government hackers....
  • 2019 Data Breach Hall of Shame

    (CNET) The biggest recurrent motif among the major data breaches of 2019 wasn’t the black-hooded hacker in a dark room, digging into a screen full of green text. It was a faceless set of executives and security professionals under the fluorescent lights of an office somewhere, frantically dialing their attorneys and drafting public relations apologies after leaving the front doors of their servers unlocked in public....
  • New Orleans Targeted by Ransomware Attack, Shuts Down City Network

    (Digital Trends) The city of New Orleans has been the target of a cyberattack which lead to officials shutting down the city’s network and declaring a state of emergency, as reported by Forbes. This follows a number of high-profile attacks against city infrastructure in the U.S., such as the ransomware attack which hit Baltimore earlier this year and a cyberattack against Dallas in 2017....
  • 15 Alarming Cyber Security Facts and Stats

    (Cybint) The cybersecurity industry is rapidly growing every day. Although more resources are being deployed to counter cyber attacks, the nature of the industry still has a long way to go before we can, as a whole, catch up with these threats. It’s important for us to define what the current information security and cybersecurity industry looks like with these alarming 15 Cyber Security Facts and Stats....
  • Go passwordless to strengthen security and reduce costs

    Go passwordless to strengthen security and reduce costs (from Joy Chik, Corporate VP, Microsoft Identity) We all know passwords are inherently unsecure. They’re also expensive to manage. Users struggle to remember them. It’s why we’re so passionate about eliminating passwords entirely. Passwordless solutions, such as Windows Hello, FIDO2 security keys, and the Microsoft Authenticator app, provide more secure and convenient sign-in methods....
  • Apple iOS 13.3 Drops With Killer New Security Feature, Here’s How To Use It

    (Forbes) Apple iOS 13.3 is finally here with a bunch of cool new features, including the ability to use security keys with the Safari browser. News that security keys such as the iPhone compatible 5Ci YubiKey would be supported in iOS 13.3 first arrived in November as part of the release notes for Apple’s second developer beta....
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