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How to Secure Your IT Assets, Quickly, Easily, and Affordably

Posted by Kevin Landt on Apr 11, 2016


In light of the latest cybersecurity trends, such as the increased threat of ransomware and malvertising, small- to medium-sized businesses should investigate the best ways to protect their IT assets from cyber attacks. Strong security tools and practices such as regularly backing up data can make a big difference. An especially important solution to consider is network security monitoring, particularly from a managed security service.


4 Cybersecurity Trends We Expect to See In 2016

Posted by Vijay Basani on Feb 4, 2016


2016 is a new frontier for cybersecurity, but based on what happened in 2015, it’s safe to say that past incidents will continue this year. Here are four cybersecurity trends we expect to see in 2016:

The Growing Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware encrypts data on user machines to prevent access until the user pays to release the encryption. In other words, ransomware holds user data hostage and demands a ransom to free it. These attacks are becoming more and more common, even extorting money from police departments. Ransomware can affect both ordinary computers and phones—and it won’t be long until Internet of Things devices face the same alarming consequences.

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