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Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

A web application firewall is software that filters out malicious requests and content from your website, which protects your visitors from harm, as well as safeguards your intellectual property and the time and expense that went into developing your website. The firewall software resides on the same server as your website. Among the common types […]

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Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Your website is among hundreds of millions of websites worldwide, so you’re probably wondering why anyone would bother breaking into yours. Sure, you’ve invested time, money and effort to build your website, but there’s probably nothing there that is valuable enough to attract the attention of cybercriminals. Or so you might think…

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New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have unveiled third-quarter threat intelligence collected by the company’s more than 1 million global security sensors. Year-to-date findings through September highlight cyber criminals’ growing use of ransomware, encrypted threats and attacks leveraging non-standard ports, while overall malware volume declined for the third consecutive quarter. “For most of us, 2020 has […]

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How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

When browsing the web you have probably noticed that many sites have a padlock next to the browser’s address bar. This indicates that the website has been issued a security certificate. If you click on the padlock, you can verify that the website connection is secure and view the source of the certificate. You might […]

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Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

SonicWall has published the mid-year update to its 2020 Cyber Threat Report, highlighting increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals. The report analyzes threat intelligence data gathered from 1.1 million sensors in over 215 countries and territories. Download the full mid-year update […]

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School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

The resurgence of COVID-19 poses a challenge to school systems planning to reopen in the fall. But this may not be the only concern facing school administrators… The FBI recently issued a nationwide Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert to K-12 schools, warning that cyber criminals will be trying to spread file-encrypting ransomware by exploiting security […]

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Email Spam Still Most Common Way of Spreading Malware

Email Spam Still Most Common Way of Spreading Malware

Online criminals have gotten savvier but they’re still relying on the same old tricks they’ve been using for decades. Research by the Helsinki-based cyber security firm F-Secure shows spam remains the most common method of spreading malicious URLs, scams and malware more than 40 years after the first email spam was sent. “Email spam is […]

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FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its year-end 2019 Internet Crime Report, which includes information from 467,361 complaints of suspected Internet crime, with reported losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Among the most common crime types reported by victims in 2019 were Business Email Compromise (BEC), Tech Support Fraud, and extortion via […]

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Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Outsourcing professional and technical services is viewed as an effective way for businesses to procure the expertise they need on a pay-as-you-go basis without the complexity and overhead costs of doing it themselves. Professional services that are commonly outsourced to Managed Service Providers (MSP) include payroll, accounting, billing and legal. Technical services that are commonly […]

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