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Four Ways to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software designed to make your data inaccessible by encrypting files on your computers and network. The cybercriminal that sent the ransomware will then ask you for a substantial ransom to unencrypt your files.

Topics: Backups Ransomware cyber security Breach Malware

How to stop an Insider Cyber Attack before it Happens?

(Updated from September 15, 2021)

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3 Common Myths About Ransomware You Should Avoid

(Updated from September 29, 2021)

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What is a Defence-in-Depth Strategy?

Defence-in-depth is what cybersecurity experts refer to as a complete strategy of securing your network environment. It involves detecting threats and protecting network endpoints. The question does arise, do you need a defence-in-depth strategy? Can a business rely on detection versus protection?

Topics: cyber security Malware Anti-Virus

Why Would a Cybercriminal Want to Hack my Small Business?

If you believe your company is too small to be targeted by cybercriminals, think again. Due to their lack of substantial cyber security budgets, small businesses are often viewed by hackers as “low hanging fruit,” or easy targets. Statistics confirm this as well.

Topics: Backups Ransomware Phishing cyber security passwords Multifactor Authentication Breach Malware

Why Should I Worry About Malware?

Malware is defined as software that has malicious intent. Malware can delete files, change your browser path, or create what’s known as a C&C (Command & Control) connection to an external server, allowing a hacker to connect directly to your PC without you knowing. Yes, you should worry about malware, as it can cause you all kinds of headaches, such as running silently and hidden in the background and stealing your credentials when you log in.

Topics: cyber security Malware Anti-Virus

Top Five Ways to Protect Your Business’s Endpoints

Your company's network and data are accessible via endpoints. Desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, servers, workstations, and even Internet-of-things (IoT) devices are examples of endpoints. Securing those endpoints is important as a lot of data ends up going through those endpoints.

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Why Prioritizing Your Key Business Processes Important?

(Updated from November, 19th 2021)

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Why Does Your Business Need to Increase its Cyber Defences?

There is no doubt that ransomware continues to still be considered a big threat to businesses. The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) warns in this report that the overall threat from cybercrime has increased during the past year, with more severe and high-profile attacks against victims. Particularly concerning for the NCA is the growth of ransomware "causing harm to our citizens and communities on a significant scale."

Topics: Ransomware Malware Anti-Virus

How to Improve Your eCommerce Security

The biggest area of economic growth during the COVID-19 pandemic was eCommerce. A press release issued by ACI Worldwide reported that most retail sectors saw a 74% rise in online sales in March of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This growth is great; however, it could lead to issues if online businesses do not take the appropriate cybersecurity measures. The following 3 cybersecurity issues can adversely affect your eCommerce business.

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