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  • Ransomware has quickly become the cybercriminal’s favorite form of malware. As a reminder, ransomware is malware that hackers use to enter a network or device, encrypts files, hold them hostage, and then demand a ransom to return those files back to the victims. In recent years, universitiesmunicipal governmentssmall businesses, and even large corporations like Honda have been victims of ransomware. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the perfect environment of uncertainty and disruption for ransomware to thrive. (more…)

    Security, Technology

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    The massive shift towards a work-from-home model in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic brings up the critical concern of home network security. A simple home network lacks the sophisticated security protocols that would be present within organizational networks and opens more endpoints for cybercriminals to exploit as your employees work from home.

    Here are some security tips to consider that can help strengthen your organization’s security posture in this new normal of remote work. (more…)

    Security, Technology, Workplace of the Future

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    With the transition to remote work in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations and schools are transitioning to using Zoom for online collaboration and learning. This has seen the online conferencing service get hit with multiple cyberattacks, and there are now over 500,000 leaked Zoom accounts available for sale on the dark web. (more…)

    Security, Workplace of the Future

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    5 Ways to Protect Your Private Information Online

    , Communications Manager, IT Weapons, the IT Services Division of Konica Minolta

    Why is Private Information so Hard to Protect?

    The news is chock-full of terrifying tales of data leaks, identity fraud, ransomware attacks, and malicious exploits that ooze up from the depths of the deep dark web. By now the world, for the most part, understands that the internet can be a dangerous place, which raises one very important question: why is it so difficult to protect our sensitive and private information? (more…)

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    The True Cost of Ransomware: What We Learned From 2018

    , Communications Manager, IT Weapons, the IT Services Division of Konica Minolta

    Ransomware, the super pesky and problematic plague of the internet, continued its destructive and time-sucking path of thievery in 2018. As a form of malware that locks up and encrypts a user’s files and demands bitcoin for their safe return, ransomware can significantly impact your wallet and your productivity. (more…)

    IT, Security