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Tag: Data Breach

Consumer Pressure for Cybersecurity

Ping Identity, an American company that builds identity security for the global enterprise, revealed some sobering stats that small business owners need to consider.  The survey questioned consumers about how they view a data breach. As you can well imagine they do not like it. Worldwide data security is a major concern for consumers. Suffering…
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The Biggest Security Threat to Small Business and How to Fix It

What is the biggest security threat to small businesses today. I will let you know right now that most business owners believe it is getting hacked. In a sense that is true. But often the idea of being hacked is misrepresented in our minds as some guy in a hoodie behind a laptop writing code…
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What is Shadow Tech and Why it matters to your business.

What is Shadow Tech and Why it matters to your business. Shadow Tech is fancy scary word for unauthorized devices being attached and used on your systems. It comes in many forms. Everything from thumb drives, ipods and phones plugged into a users computer to people bringing in their own WiFi routers and plugging them…
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A critical vulnerability was found that allows hackers to take over Windows Domain Controllers using a Netlogon EoP vulnerability that was found mid September. The vulnerability allows even unskilled hackers to take over a Domain Controller and essentially an entire system. It is recommended that any Windows Domain Controllers be taken OFFLINE and Patched immediately.…
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Your Choices After a Ransomware Attack

The choices of recourse you have after a ransomware attack like the one that hit in Fairfax County Public Schools last Friday are limited. There are basically two options, neither is good. The first option you will have is to refuse to pay the ransom. As stated in the disclosure of the FPCS breach, the…
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Protecting Yourself and Your Family – What you need to know.

Protecting yourself and your family online is more important than you can imagine. There is technology that you need to use properly but your strongest defense against criminals is YOU! We all know technology needs to be used properly and kept up to date with security patches and updates. But knowing it and doing it…
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Winchester Virginia | High Compromised Credentials Count

Winchester Virginia Businesses Have Staggering Compromised Credentials Count If that got your attention it should. Especially if you are a business owner in the Winchester Virginia area. So you still think cyber crime is something that only happens to big companies in big cities? Think again. I know a lot of people will be angry…
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Will They Call You Stupid or Irresponsible when…

Will They Call You Stupid or Irresponsible… when you fall victim to a cyber attack? When you fall victim to a cyber attack they will call you all sort of things. Those mentioned above are only a couple. It’s EXTREMELY unfair, isn’t it? Blaming the victim… Victims of all other crimes – burglary, rape, mugging,…
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All Businesses Must Deliver Security

Your Customers Expect it That’s right. Your customers and clients expect that you will keep their information safe, secure and out of the hands of hackers. You have an obligation to them to do everything in your power to do so. Thinking your business is too small or that you have nothing of value is…
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Your Firewall Doesn’t Protect Your Business

Your Firewall Doesn’t Protect Your Business As a matter of fact you could do just as well not even having one. Let me explain. There are many ways to get into your systems and steal, modify or make your mission critical data and services unusable and unavailable. A Firewall is used to guard and protect…
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