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Zero Day Exploits – What are they and How can you prevent them?

Zero Day Exploits - What are they and How can you prevent them?

There are plenty of security threats that have the potential to have a negative impact on your business. One of the most frightening for many business owners and security professionals, however, is the zero-day exploit. Preparing for this type of security threat is critical to protecting

The Growing Threat of DDoS Attacks

The Growing Threat of DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial of service attacks grew into a huge threat in 2016. Two massive DDoS attacks made the news within a month of each other. On September 20, an attack hit the website of security expert Brian Krebs. At its peak, it flooded the site at 620 Gbps. On October 21, an attack disabled the […]

Ransomware as a Service: What You Needto Know

Ransomware as a Service_ What You Need to Know

The rising ransomware threat causes many business executives to sweat when they think of it. Ransomware as a service, or ransomware for hire, is even worse. It’s bad enough that hackers can use it. Selling ransomware, however, means that anyone can become a cyber criminal–and that means that even more businesses are at risk. 

Understanding Ransomware as part of the Cyber Threat Landscape

Examining the Cyber Threat Landscape - Understanding Ransomware

For companies that rely on data to function, ransomware attacks are among the most devastating–especially if the company doesn’t have a solid backup system in place that will enable them to restore as much of that data as possible. Being ready for a ransomware attack is a critical part of your disaster plan. From defending […]

Examining the Cyber Threat Landscape: The Potential for Aftershock Breaches

Examining the Cyber Threat Landscape: The Potential for Aftershock Breaches

When another business experiences a serious security breach, your first thought is likely relief: at least it wasn’t you! Unfortunately, in the aftermath of a major security breach, you don’t have the luxury of simply sitting back and being grateful. In fact, you may find that your business is at a higher level of risk […]

Signs of a Hack and How to Respond

SIGNS OF A HACK AND HOW TO RESPOND

You’re no stranger to the dangers out there, but if you’re like me you want a reference guide of the signs to look for to determine if you’ve been hacked, and how to respond if it happens to you or your business…well lucky you! You’ve stumbled on the right post.

Key Elements of a Cyber Security Plan

Key Elements of A Cyber Security Plan

As the number of businesses being victimized by cyber attacks climbs higher each year, it is becoming clear that just covering the basics for industry compliance isn’t enough to protect data. Unfortunately, many CEOs and other professionals lack…

The Importance of Redundancy in your Business Continuity Plan

The Importance of Redundancy in your Business Continuity Plan

The term redundancy is often confused with backup or copy. Although the terms are similar, the purpose of a redundancy is more than merely creating a copy of data. Redundancy aims to prevent any disruption of system operation in the case of a technical malfunction or disaster, thereby maintaining a continuity of service.

Data Security Incident Response Plan: Make It A Priority

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If you are in business today, then you worry about uncovering a security event. A security event means that IT notices a change in the every day operation of your network. To be ready, every business needs a data security incident response plan (IRP), a written set of instructions that tells staff how to handle security violations or the failure of a security safeguard.