Network Security

What Is Your Business’ Information Worth to a Scammer?

What Is Your Business’ Information Worth to a Scammer?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • October 8, 2021
  • Security

Believe it or not, someone can actually purchase access to your organization’s network under the right circumstances. This is the unfortunate reality that we live in, where the commoditization of data and network access has become a real problem. According to a study from KELA, hackers can sell access to compromised networks for a pittance compared to the amount of...

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Meet the Firewall: The Unsung Hero of Your Network’s Security

Meet the Firewall: The Unsung Hero of Your Network’s Security

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • October 6, 2021
  • Security

The term firewall is not a new one, and it’s not as old of a term as you might think. Before it became commonplace in the computing environment, it was first introduced to the world in 1983 when it was used in a movie titled WarGames. Nowadays, it is used mostly in regard to network security. Let’s take a look...

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Turns Out Paying Ransomware Hackers Is a Bad Idea After All

Turns Out Paying Ransomware Hackers Is a Bad Idea After All

Ransomware has taken over the security industry, as we are sure you have seen from the endless headlines associated with it. All business owners must remain cognizant of the dangers that ransomware represents. A new study has found that organizations infected by ransomware that wind up paying the ransom are not necessarily better off--in fact, paying the ransom could have...

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Cyberattacks are Happening Faster Than Businesses Can Detect and Prevent Them

Cyberattacks are Happening Faster Than Businesses Can Detect and Prevent Them

Cyberattacks are spending less time on their victims’ networks before they are discovered, which sounds like good news, but the reality isn’t so straightforward. Let’s take a few moments and dig into the situation at hand, and what it means for your cybersecurity. (more…)

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Five Steps to Better Basic Cybersecurity

Five Steps to Better Basic Cybersecurity

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 27, 2020
  • Security

Cybersecurity needs to be one of any business’ primary considerations. More than it ever has been before, cybersecurity is one of the biggest day-to-day issues that a business needs to deal with; and, this need is only exacerbated by the shortage of cybersecurity talent and loyalty to outdated security strategies have put many businesses in an unenviable, and vulnerable, position....

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What’s Involved with a Professional Penetration Test

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • October 19, 2020
  • Security

One of the most valuable things for a business to know, in terms of its cybersecurity, is how vulnerable it is to breaches and exploits. This kind of information can be gathered via a process called penetration testing, or “pen testing.” Let’s go over how the average pen test is conducted to see how these insights are collected. Getting into...

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Alert: Update Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol Now, says Homeland Security

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 21, 2020
  • Alerts

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an emergency directive concerning a critical exploit known as Zerologon, that affects servers running Windows Server operating systems that needs to get patched as soon as possible. What’s the Exploit and Who Does It Affect? The vulnerability in the CISA’s emergency directive affects all supported Windows Server operating systems. It’s been...

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How Much Good Does a VPN Really Do?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 11, 2020
  • Security

We’re pretty outspoken in our support of VPNs (virtual private networks) as an indispensable tool for your online security. However, considering that there are things that a VPN can and can’t do, we thought it would be helpful to specify what a VPN is really for. First Off, What is a VPN? A VPN is a tool that allows you...

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What to Look For in Your Business’ Wi-Fi Router

Your business depends quite a bit on its wireless connectivity, which means that your choice of router is an important consideration. Let’s review some of the key points that you need to remember as you select the router that best fits your needs. Security A business router and a home router will have considerably different requirements in terms of its...

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Four Critical Business Network Security Tools

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 11, 2020
  • Security

I truly hope that, despite everything that has created challenges for businesses in recent months, I don’t need to remind you of the importance of your organization’s cybersecurity. Let’s consider the solutions that you need to ensure your business remains protected throughout this crisis, as well as any others. Your Network Security To protect your network, you need to ensure...

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