What You Should Do Now: The Aftermath of Spectre and Meltdown | SwiftSystems

Starting 2018 off with a bang, the single largest computer security threat to date was announced with the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws which impact devices produced as far back as 1995. Virtually everyone has been affected by this threat and currently, there’s no way to determine if a device has been

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The Weakest Link in Your Network

It doesn’t matter how great the lock is. If someone leaves the front door open, the building won’t be secure. The same principle is true in cybersecurity. For all of the technical ingenuity that goes into protecting digital assets – the firewalls, the levels of encryption, the access controls – the biggest potential danger to

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Ransomware Aftermath – Recover Your Data or Start Over

No organization wants to end up here: facing the computer, files locked, with a demand for payment glaring from the frozen screen in mockery – the victim of a ransomware attack. Unfortunately, in 2017, more people and businesses than in any previous year found themselves in just this situation. Ransomware attack frequency increased by upwards

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An Introduction to the Different Types of Ransomware Attacks

A decade ago, ransomware was rare. No longer. Today, it’s a game-changing threat. The unfortunate reality is that ransomware is on the rise, and businesses need to be prepared. To help with that preparation, here’s an introduction to ransomware: how it started, how it spreads, and how it can be categorized into specific types of

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6 Cyber Security Tips for Medical Offices

There is more digital personal health data in existence than ever before. And health data in general is less secure than ever before – witness the unprecedented number of cyber attacks and the increase in compromised health data over the past year. All is not lost, though; part of the reason for the unprecedented data

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5 Cybersecurity Tips for Manufacturers that Will Prevent Expensive Downtime

I’m not sure congratulations are in order here, but during the second quarter of 2017 manufacturers attained the number one spot becoming the top targeted sector for cyber-attacks. According to the US National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), 39% of all cyber-attacks in 2016 were against the manufacturing industry. Since the beginning of 2017 attacks

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Is Your Business in the Crosshairs of a Hacker?

Every business is vulnerable to an attack. But, some are more vulnerable than others. How can you know if your business is at risk? Well, like many disasters, hacking is unpredictable but unsurprising. Put another way: there are warning signs. In the same way that a drought correlates to a higher risk of a wildfire,

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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Equifax

U.S. credit bureau giant Equifax is now known as the big bad wolf when it comes to massive data breaches, but how well do you really understand what happened, the crippling impact, and how easily your company could be in their exact same shoes? It may seem far-fetched that Equifax, a company with over 10,000

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3 Ways to Protect Your Business in Honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a collaborative effort between the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners to raise awareness about the vital role cybersecurity plays in the lives of U.S. citizens. If you even glanced at a television this year, you understand why cybersecurity is so important. Here are

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The Importance of Business IT Security

In order for your company to be as financially sound as possible, your technology infrastructure needs to run efficiently with minimal downtime. After all, if your employees are unable to work because of network issues, your business loses money. This is why business IT security is one of the most important parts of running your

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