How Hackers Can Take Down 40 Websites in Minutes

How Hackers Can Take Down 40 Websites in Minutes

Here’s a situation that underscores the importance of network security these days: a novice hacker working for the research and development department of a Japanese automaker was able to exploit a cross-site scripting vulnerability to infiltrate a server and compromise 40 websites in seven minutes. Method of Attack Used in the Hack The attack started…

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Locking Down Sensitive Data in Business Laptops

Locking Down Sensitive Data in Business Laptops

What constitutes sensitive data these days? Due to the increased threat of data breaches, identity theft, and cyber attacks, the definition of sensitive data has been expanded to include just about any type of digital information that is routinely stored in a business laptop. Protecting Private Information on Business Networks From personally identifying information to…

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Checking the Integrity of Your Data Backups With SonicSafe

Checking the Integrity of Your Data Backups With SonicSafe

If you have been doing business for some time in the High Desert, you have probably noticed that your data storage needs and overall records retention capacity have increased exponentially over the last few years. What this also means for your company is that the data backup process should have been upgraded accordingly. Data Security…

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Cloud Computing Considerations for High Desert Law Firms

Cloud Computing Considerations for High Desert Law Firms

Scalability, cost-efficiency, mobility, and paperless work ethics are some of the main advantages of the cloud computing solutions that are increasingly being adopted by business owners across the United States. According to July 2017 statistics cited by renowned law firm Bryan Cave LLP, 95 percent of American enterprises are using some sort of cloud service,…

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When Subtitles Attack New Cyber Risk in the High Desert

When Subtitles Attack: New Cyber Risk in the High Desert

If you own a business in Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, or elsewhere in the High Desert, you should know that web browsing by your staff is among the most common causes of virus infections, data breaches, and compromised networks. Firewalls and security software can only do so much to keep business networks safe; to prevent…

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Perspective on the WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

Perspective on the WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

In May 2017, the world of information security was rocked by a massive ransomware attack spreading across global networks and impacting critical data infrastructures such as the IT systems of public health departments and mass transportation agencies. Lessons for Local High Desert Businesses There are many aspects of the WannaCry attack that business owners in…

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The Danger of the Leaked NSA and CIA Hacking Tools

The Danger of the Leaked NSA and CIA Hacking Tools

In terms of security, the year 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most challenging and hazardous for users of enterprise networks. From booby-trapped Microsoft Word documents to highly technical leaks of exploits used by United States intelligence and espionage communities, the information security (infosec) threat environment has been at historically elevated levels…

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Modern Point-of-Sale Solutions in the High Desert

Modern Point-of-Sale Solutions in the High Desert

The retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors have been thoroughly transformed by point-of-sale (POS) systems, which have come a long way since IBM developed mainframe computers that could be operated by means of ancillary or remote clients known as electronic cash registers in the mid-1970s. The History of Point-of-Sale Systems In the United States, Dillard’s and…

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Cloudbleed A Potential Risk for High Desert Business Owners

Cloudbleed: A Potential Risk for High Desert Business Owners

Cloudbleed, the first major internet vulnerability of 2017, was announced by cyber security analysts in mid-February. It took less than two weeks for analysts to determine that this particular problem could affect millions of internet users around the world; in terms of potential damage to High Desert companies, business owners who are Cloudflare clients should…

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