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How should businesses respond to the TechCrunch hack?

Jul 27 by Graham Cluley

If it can happen to a website as popular as TechCrunch, it might happen to you too.

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The Ongoing Security Struggles of SMBs

Jul 21 by Bogdan Botezatu

It’s tough enough for large global enterprises to build a strong security program. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have their own unique set of challenges, the biggest of which might be a lack of financial and professional resources to deploy and maintain the latest technologies.

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Petya and the Cost of Ransomware Recovery for Businesses

Apr 20 by Liviu Arsene

With cybercriminals making millions – if not billions – of dollars from ransom requests, companies have also been targets of opportunity. While file encrypting ransomware such as CryptoWall have been known to cause financial losses topping $18 million, variants that encrypt the NTFS MFT (Master File Table) – Petya for instance – have been raising concern, as recovery from it involves complete endpoint downtime and significant IT challenges.

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Are SMBs Facing Organized Cybercrime?

Apr 14 by Liviu Arsene

SMBs growth by far surpasses enterprise growth, last year reaching a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32% when large enterprises explored opportunities to split. Consequently, entrepreneurs have realized that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to build businesses, and that technologies can be easily incorporated.

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SMBs Undervalue Their Data. So Did Hospitals, Until Now

Mar 30 by Alexandra Gheorghe

The healthcare industry is under fire these days. Hospitals are falling victim to a cyber-epidemic that is paralyzing their systems and asking for huge ransoms in return.

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Cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, and Where’s It All Heading

Mar 28 by Liviu Arsene

Cybersecurity has become a major topic of discussion for businesses and organizations of all sizes, as the number of security incidents has spiked, capturing headlines worldwide. 

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In Demand: Managed Security Services

Mar 23 by Shaun Donaldson

This is a good time to be a managed security services provider—if you believe industry reports about the robust growth of the market. Even if you don’t believe the research, there is plenty of evidence that many organizations are looking for expert help when it comes to strengthening their security posture against a host of potential threats. And service providers can provide that needed assistance.

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The Cloud Dilemma - Is Your Cloud Provider Secure?

Mar 14 by Alexandra Gheorghe

In 2010, cloud adoption among US small medium businesses (SMBs) was just 5 percent—today, 37 percent are on the cloud, and the percentage will double by 2020, according to Forbes.

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Microsoft Sneaks Nagging Windows 10 Ads into Critical Security Patch

Mar 11 by Graham Cluley

Microsoft really really wants your business to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

In fact, they are so keen that your firm switches to Windows 10 that they’re sneaking adverts for the upgrade into security patches, and using some controversial tactics to encourage users into shaming their system administrators for not allowing the upgrade to happen.

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6 Tendencies Taking Shape in Enterprise Security this Year

Mar 07 by Bogdan Dumitru

Two years ago, the world rushed to say the antivirus industry is dead. I disagree simply because antivirus companies do not exist anymore. I haven’t seen a security company that limits its portfolio to one, traditional security (antivirus) solution. Those who’ve tried are dead and gone, but most of them have morphed into cybersecurity companies.

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The Simple Way to Stop your Business from Being Extorted by Ransomware

Feb 19 by Graham Cluley

Online extortion is on the rise.

Not only have recent months seen an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks with demands that companies pay up to have their website returned to normal working order, and even the theft of confidential data with threats that it will be released to the public if financial demands are not met, but there has been a noticeable increase in ransomware attacks too.

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Predictions for 2016: Mac Ransomware. Public Shaming. Blitzkrieg Attacks on Companies

Dec 08 by Bogdan Dumitru

With a turbulent 2015 and a 15-year-history of fighting malware as a guide, here is what 2016 may bring for the security industry, the online criminal underworld, and corporate and private consumers. 

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