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So I know that everyone was worried about WannaCry and the Ransomware epidemic that we just had. Though this type of attack isn’t new, this one particular instance got so much attention because it was such a large attack and affected many in…

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Businesses are not prepared for advanced malware. This may seem like a harsh statement but as this week’s POS breach at Chipotle showed us, it is true. According to the 2017 Verizon Wireless Data Breach Report, over half (51%) of breaches included malware…

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You may know that you need to penetration test your organization for the sake of compliance - but there is more to gain from a pen-test than just adhering to set regulations to avoid a fine.  We've compiled a list of reasons to pen-test…

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There is no doubt about it, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made life better. I’m not just talking about the fact that I can be connected 24/7 through my laptop, tablet or phone. The rapid expansion of devices that are connected to…

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Benjamin Franklin has been credited with saying, “time is money,” and I can’t think of a statement that’s more accurate than that for pen-testers. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss three things to look for in a penetration testing tool that will…

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WannaCry may be the latest outbreak or ransomware to hit the news, but it is not the 1st or the last. In 2016 alone, it is estimated that $1 billion dollars in cyber ransoms were paid out to cyber criminals. If this widespread attack…

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According to the Anti-Phishing Work Group, 1.2 million individual phishing attacks took place in 2016 – a 65% increase from the year before. These attacks have been mentioned across all industries and the most recent Verizon Wireless Data Breach Report states that 95%…

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Did you know that one of the top nine attack types consistently covered in Verizon’s Data Breach Report are insider threats and privileged misuse? According to this year’s report, 66% of insiders steal information in hopes of selling it for cash, 17% are…

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It seems as if government agencies, both locally and nationally, are making headlines for mostly the wrong reasons these days. From scandals to breaches and cybersecurity this has become such a sensitive subject within the past year that these events have left most…

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It’s amazing how much cyber-security has grown over the past few years. Where we were once worried about keystroke logging or Trojan horse attacks, we now face situations like ransomware and cyber warfare. User credentials are still the number one target for bad…

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