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Windows Malware Alert: Dridex

Posted by Kyle Balicki on Oct 13, 2015 5:58:24 PM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) has released a securtiy alert about malware known as Dridex affecting Windows users (find out more about what malware is here). 

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Topics: anti-malware, Attack, Malware

Why you should stop using your computer in admin mode

Posted by ThomasKnowles4DF5sc on Apr 17, 2015 11:00:51 AM

Are you regularly using your computer in admin mode?

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Topics: anti-malware, small business, Cyber security, Policies and Procedures

Microsoft Windows affected by Simda Botnet. Make sure you’re not infected!

Posted by Kyle.Balicki on Apr 16, 2015 1:27:52 PM

The Simda Botnet is targeting Microsoft computers with unpatched software. A botnet is a group of computers that have been infected with malware which allows them to be controlled by the attacker without the owner’s knowledge. This particular botnet has grown to 770,000 computers worldwide. Find out it if you're infected below.

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Topics: Breach, anti-malware, Cyber security

Attacks on Fortune 100 Social Media Outlets

Posted by Kyle.Balicki on Jan 21, 2015 9:52:15 AM

Recently, cyber security experts have urged Fortune 100 companies to rethink their social media strategies after revealing that there was a widespread outbreak of unauthorized accounts, content based threats and account theft taking place. On average, a firm typically has upwards of 330 accounts on various media platforms and that many of them were false or made up by hackers and scammers.

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Topics: Breach, anti-malware, Security technology, identity theft, Policies and Procedures

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP

Posted by Stephen.Lawton on Apr 8, 2014 5:13:38 PM

We knew the day was coming. As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end. So even with the extensions and pressure from the Windows XP community, today marks the day that Microsoft is discontinuing support for the venerable Windows XP operating system. So what does this mean for the millions of XP users still using the what at one time was Microsoft's most popular operating system ever? The answer is actually fairly simple and straightforward, although not necessarily what some companies will want to hear. The best way to ensure that your Windows XP systems are safe from newly discovered vulnerabilities is simply to disconnect them from the Internet.

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Topics: Breach, Risk assessment, anti-malware, small business, Security technology, identity theft, Cyber security, Policies and Procedures

NIST unveils framework to strengthen cybersecurity

Posted by Vikas.Bhatia on Feb 13, 2014 6:22:15 PM

President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13636 that calls for the strengthening of "Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" nearly a full year ago on Feb. 19, 2013. Yesterday, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announcingthe release of version 1 of a Cybersecurity Framework.

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Topics: Security Credentials, Breach, Risk assessment, anti-malware, small business, Human Resources, Security technology, identity theft, Cyber security, Policies and Procedures