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How difficult is it to protect myself online?

Protecting yourself and your data online can seem like a daunting task. The difficulty is tied to several factors, such as, how many data “assets” do you have that need to be protected, how many employees, how many locations, and how many Internet connections you may have. Generally speaking, the more complex your environment is, the more difficult protecting yourself can be. Add to that the types of data your organization is trying to protect, and how high profile of an organization you may be, can also play a role in the difficulty of protecting yourself.

Topics: Backups Ransomware cyber security Malware Anti-Virus

What is Malware?

Malware is loosely defined as software that, when installed on your pc, laptop, mobile device or server, does things that you really don’t want it to do. It could 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 into your PC without you knowing. It can run silently and hidden in the background, stealing your banking credentials when you log into the bank.

Topics: Ransomware cyber security Malware

What is Anti-virus Software?

Computer viruses are bits of computer code that are designed to perform a specific purpose and are usually designed to propagate from one computer to another on a network. Just like viruses in the human body, a virus on a computer or network can make that computer “sick” meaning it doesn’t function the way it’s supposed to.

Topics: Ransomware cyber security Malware Anti-Virus