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How to Protect Your Organization from Coronavirus Cybersecurity Threats

As the world adapts to new ways of working due to the spread of the coronavirus, cyber criminals are proving themselves as adaptive as ever at finding innovative ways to exploit new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. These criminals are also using the threat of the virus itself to exploit our emotions and scam often well-meaning victims. It is ...

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COVID-19 Treatment Centers Targeted by Cybercrime

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning that hackers are increasingly targeting companies pursuing treatments for the novel Coronavirus. As a result, the FBI warned, “Now is the time to protect critical research you’re conducting.”    Of course, it’s not just researchers experiencing a surge in COVID-19-related cyberattacks. Other healthcare facilities, including hospitals, testing ...

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The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

If we backtrack to December of 2019, many of the Cybersecurity pundits were already making their predictions for what the threat landscape would hold for 2020. Many had agreed that threat variants such as Ransomware, Cryptojacking, Phishing, would all continue in different forms. Another fear that was starting to take some grip revolved around potential ...

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UK and US Security Agencies Sound COVID-19 Threat Alert

Fraudsters and APT Gangs Hit Remote Workers With Phishing, Spyware, Ransomware Cybercrime groups and nation-state hacking gangs are continuing to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to further their aims, U.K. and U.S. security agencies warn. "APT groups and cybercriminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their cyber operations," Britain's National Cyber Security Center and the U.S. ...

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How To Keep Your Computer Equipment Clean

Every day, there are newer threat variants coming out, and the most recent ones appear to be related to Social Engineering attacks and what is known as “Zoombombing”.  This is a new techno jargon term which simply means an uninvited participant to enter into your Zoom meeting, and literally crash it.  In fact, it has ...

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How To Use Azure To Leverage a Remote Workforce & Increase Productivity

Introduction The world today is far different than it was one month ago.  For example, here in the United States, we were at all time stock market highs, and unemployment was at its lowest peak, right around 3.5%.  We had the longest economic boom period, lasting about 11 years in length.  But, with the advent of ...

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FBI warns of Kwampirs attacks, COVID-19 scams

Cybercriminals and nation-state actors alike are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to weasel personal informational, financial data, dollars and access to systems from their victims, from consumers to healthcare organizations and supply chain companies, the FBI warned this week in a pair of alerts. For the third time in as many months, the FBI called out state-sponsored ...

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Windows Virtual Desktop Licensing

Introduction One of our previous articles examined the Windows Virtual Desktop, also known as WVD for short.  It is a unique way of deploying any physical computers and workstations from On Prem into the Cloud.  There are many strategic advantages to this, some of which include the following: Fixed and affordable pricing: You don’t have to ...

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Cybercriminals Are Counting On You Letting Your Guard Down During This Global Pandemic – Here’s How To Stop Them

The world is slowing down during this COVID-19 pandemic. Wall Street is being hit hard. People are no longer going out. We’re told to quarantine or self-isolate and not engage in groups. You can bet there’s one group that’s not slowing down at all. In fact, they’re probably working overtime while the rest of us have ...

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Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

Google, Microsoft, Twitter. Hitachi, Apple, Amazon. Chevron, Salesforce, Spotify. From the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, these are all global companies that have, in the last few days, rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of Covid-19. And it’s realistic to assume that shifting to the ‘home office’ will become the new ...

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