Topics You Should Include In Cybersecurity Awareness Training

      Posted by NewCloud Networks on Aug 11, 2021 8:00:00 AM

      Employees are the weakest link in an organization and are often the first point of contact for a security threat. In fact, the majority of successful cyber-attacks begin with a phishing scam. Vulnerable employees make great targets for phishing scams and social engineering attacks that could lead to further entry into a company’s network.

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      Topics: Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats, Email Security, Security

      4 Ways to Protect your Business from Ransomware

      Posted by Logan LeClair on Aug 14, 2019 10:15:00 AM

      Ransomware has become a keyword that triggers a quiver-like response in most business owners and IT Managers. This is for a good reason, as Ransomware has the ability to encrypt all of your business-critical data, disabling you access to the most important pieces of your enterprise. Cybercrimes, like Ransomware, are the fastest growing causes of data center outages, up 22 percent in 2016, and can cost you upwards of $3M in down-time costs. Don’t let a cyber-criminal ruin your reputation or halt your sales, take initiative to prepare yourself now! The cost to prepare is minuscule, compared to the impact of an attack, and WILL put you in a position where you will never have to negotiate with a criminal. Without further ado, here are four things you will need to protect yourself from those pesky cyber criminals.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Cyber Threats

      Common Ransomware Infection Methods and How to Avoid Them

      Posted by Sydney Diedrich on Jul 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

      Ransomware is an ever-growing problem, affecting thousands of businesses every day. According to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, a firm is hit with Ransomware every 40 seconds. Even when you think you may have outsmarted an attacker, new variants of ransomware and tactics to attack arise and lock your files away for ransom. Because of this, ransomware is not likely to see a downward trend anytime soon; with more attacks imminent, how can you avoid exposure?

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      Topics: Cyber Threats

      9 Variants of Ransomware

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Dec 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

      If you haven't heard about Ransomware by now you must have been living under a rock. This growing cyber threat has taken out millions of IT environments and shows no signs of stopping. And just as it seems we get one step ahead of the virus, a new variant is created that targets a new vulnerability in our systems.

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      Topics: Cyber Threats

      Best Practices for Preventing Ransomware Attacks

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Aug 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

      Businesses are losing millions of dollars to ransomware attacks. It holds your business’ data hostage in exchange for money demands. Within a short amount of time, the ransom will double or your data will be lost forever. The most recent large scale ransomware attack, WannaCry, was a worldwide virus that infected Microsoft Office applications. This specific ransom demand was $600 per infected device, payable in Bitcoin only. It infected thousands of small to medium size businesses, but large, enterprise business are susceptible too. The City of Atlanta was shut down in March due to a ransomware attack. 

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      Topics: Cyber Threats

      How to Navigate a Ransomware Attack

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Apr 3, 2018 10:07:00 AM

      Ransomware is a leading cause of downtime today and can affect any industry at any time. For this reason, it is important to be prepared and implement the proper precautions to ensure the recoverability of your data. In order to protect your business from Ransomware it is important to employ these 5 tactics, commonly referred to as the 3-2-1-1-0 rule:

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      Topics: Backup, Cyber Threats

      How Does Ransomware as a Service Work?

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Jul 25, 2017 10:48:38 AM

      While IT departments around the world have been scrambling to protect their companies from the plague that is Ransomware, cyber criminals have been coming up with new ways to spread the virus; and it's working. Studies show that Ransomware attacks have grown exponentially, from around 4 million attacks in 2015 to 638 million in 2016. Now, in 2017, the incidence of attack is on track to beat out last year. 

      This dramatic increase can, in part, be attributed to the spread of Ransomware as a Service, a new cyber threat that makes it easier for criminals to get their hands on the virus.

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      Topics: Cyber Threats

      5 Best Practices for Protecting Your Data

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Jul 20, 2017 10:02:00 AM

      The most important asset of any business is its data. And protecting that data is the priority of each and every CIO. With the onslaught of Ransomware on the IT world, protecting mission critical data has become a major challenge. Cyber security solutions alone are no longer enough to keep data safe, companies need to educate their employees on the best practices of data security and protection. 

      If Ransomware and other cyber threats are not a concern in your organization, they should be. The incidence of Ransomware is up to the highest of all time and shows no sign of decline. To get an idea of how you can reduce the impact of Ransomware on your business, check out these best practices on data protection:

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      Topics: Data Protection, Cyber Threats

      The Importance of Cybersecurity in Today's Business World

      Posted by Sydney Diedrich on Jun 27, 2017 10:16:00 AM


      Cyberattacks are common place these days with an ever-expanding Internet of things. It is important to be aware of the potential for attack and to be prepared in the event that an attack on your systems or data does occur. The biggest trend in cybersecurity right now is that IT professionals and leaders are losing control of their technologies. Cybersecurity needs to be at the forefront of any businesses mind today, and oftentimes it is not and attacks occur. Let's take a look at the constantly evolving threat of cyber attack and look at some ways that you can secure yourself. 

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats

      How Ransomware is Spreading: Popcorn Time

      Posted by Logan LeClair on Jan 6, 2017 1:35:37 PM

      Ransomware is already a $1B cyber-crime industry and is projected to grow even more, partially due to its emerging tactic, called “Popcorn Time”. 

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      Topics: Cyber Threats