Windows 10 October Update is Essential for Business Users

Windows 10 October Update is Essential for Business Users

Since 2018, software giant Microsoft has been working diligently towards improving the delivery of Windows 10 updates, and the company feels that the time is right to release 19H2, a series of improvements and fixes that are particularly important to enterprise users. The first thing you should know about 19H2 is that business users will…

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Legacy Wired Networks Are Hardly Obsolete in 2019

“Legacy” Wired Networks Are Hardly Obsolete in 2019

When modern business owners think about network infrastructure, they tend to gravitate towards wireless solutions, and this preference is very easy to understand; after all, wireless is what we have become accustomed to in our homes, schools and public spaces, but traditional wired networks should not be discounted as relics. Physical networks are still being…

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Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

On May 7, various networks operated by the City of Baltimore were subject to a ransomware attack that resulted in a loss of more than $18 million. Municipal services in this large American metropolis were substantially crippled by the attack over several weeks; the City Council ordered employees to set up temporary Gmail accounts, but…

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What You Should Know About Endpoint Security

What You Should Know About Endpoint Security

Network specialists and hackers have different views of endpoints. In essence, endpoints are devices that connect to networks; network specialists see them as gateways while hackers see them as potential targets. When it comes to information security, experts see endpoints as both targets and gateways, and this is the view you should adopt as a…

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Information Security Lessons From the Marriott Data Breach

Information Security Lessons From the Marriott Data Breach

In December 2018, news about a massive data breach of networks used by Marriott International prompted United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to comment on the matter. In response to a question presented by financial news network CNBC about the Marriott incident, which compromised the personal information of up to 500 million hotel guests…

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New Malware Alert for High Desert Business Owners

New Malware Alert for High Desert Business Owners

Mylobot is the name given to a new malware strain that appears to be targeting enterprise servers across the United States. According to information security firm Deep Instinct, Mylobot has the characteristics of malicious code that could be used to infect computers for the purpose of recruiting them into a botnet; further intentions by the…

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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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Why Private Cloud Solutions Make Sense for 2017

Why Private Cloud Solutions Make Sense for 2017

Information security analysts will likely remember 2016 as a year of spectacular cybercrime events, particularly data breaches involving major organizations and even providers of cloud computing services. Yahoo, Wendy’s, LinkedIn, Oracle, Dropbox, and the University of Central Florida were some of the biggest targets of data breach attacks in 2016. Cyber Security Issues Against Cloud…

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The Panama Papers IT Security Lessons to Learn in Apple Valley

The Panama Papers: IT Security Lessons to Learn in Apple Valley

In early April, the most significant data leak in history made headlines around the world and began causing major repercussions. The Panama Papers affair, an effort between journalists and whistleblowers, is providing an amazing glimpse at the financial affairs of the rich and powerful around the world. How This Affects Local Businesses in the High…

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