Shop Safely Online!

The Holiday Season is officially upon us, and with its magnificent splendor, the joyous music and glistening lights comes the shopping rush. In the midst of all the celebration we must keep in mind the holidays are also prime season for cyber thieves. As we have seen in the past with Target's huge Data Breach last Christmas, where 40 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen, we are all at risk. So, here are [...]

By | November 27th, 2015
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How to effectively manage Technology Service Providers (TSPs), reduce cyber risk, and ensure compliance

Data breaches continue to make headlines – it’s important to make sure that third-party vendors are not putting your business at risk.  By Brian Smith   Vendor risk is real. Two out of three companies rely on third parties. The value that third-party technology service providers (TSPs) bring can quickly be eroded by the associated cyber risks. You need to know what’s happening and what to do before the problem strikes.  The Federal Financial Institutions Examination [...]

By | November 17th, 2015
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New Ransomware Takes Websites Captive

Ransomware is a growing problem that is now affecting websites around the world. This newly-discovered ransomware variant called Linux.encoder attempts to infect Linux-based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. The malware requires administrator privileges to run and once it lands on a server, it encrypts any files, images, pages, scripts and source code it finds. It leaves behind a text file detailing how victims can pay the single Bitcoin ransom in exchange [...]

By | November 10th, 2015
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How Safe is Online Banking?

A Kaspersky Lab and B2B International IT Security Risks Survey conducted this year, in which over 5,000 companies from 26 different countries participated, states that our online banking transactions are not as secure as we thought. Over 30% of the participants admitted they don’t offer a secure channel in which customers can make online payments. What’s more, 29% of them agree that it’s cheaper to deal with fraud once it happens than to prevent it [...]

By | November 6th, 2015
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