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3 Basic Layers Of Network Security For Small Business

Basic Network Security For Your Small Business There are 3 basic principles of network security – 3 basic layers to protecting your information, the lifeblood of your business. Whether you are in research and development, marketing, law or the nonprofit sector, getting these three things right will ensure you have the proper defenses in place […]

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Canadian Companies and Ransomware

Canadian Companies More Likely To Pay Ransomware Demands The following findings were the Canadian portion of a study of 540 respondents in 4 countries, and it seems Canadians were more likely to pay ransomware demands.  The study was undertaken by Osterman Research, published by Malware Bytes and reported on by Profit Guide. In this small […]

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Protection Against Ransomware In 2016-2017

Sensitive Data & Protection Against Ransomware In Small Business In 2013 there were only 2 types of ransomware. By mid 2015 there were 9 variants.  In 2016, ransomware grows and evolves with new variants with more sophisticated encryption and file destruction methods circulating. Until now, cyber criminals have been randomly testing their ransomware exploit kits. 2016 […]

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Common Network Security Threats In 2015

Common Network Security Threats & Tips To Protect Your Network In October 2015 alone, there were 1500 active malware families. 3 of them were responsible for 40% of all successful DDOS attacks on networks and spam campaigns. We’ve listed them below, and have included a fourth Trojan virus because of its rapid rise in use […]

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Modern Network Security White Paper

IT Security; Creating Heroes, Not Headaches BitDefender is a proven IT security product that increases network security without unnecessary complexity.  We recommend BitDefender to our customers frequently. Today, we’re sharing a white paper prepared by BitDefender titled IT Security: Creating Heroes Instead of Headaches (click to download the PDF). Covered by this white paper are […]

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Malware As A Service

BitDefender is an award winning antivirus program which we often recommend to clients. In this video, the BitDefender teams explains to us the new reality of Malware As A Service, and how digital criminals are creating and selling simplified methods for any buyer on the black market to purchase and use to launch a cyber […]

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Q&A: Why do suspicious zip files come through in Office 365?

Question About Suspicious Zip Files In Email Today’s question is about suspicious zip file email attachments. Question: We have a new commercial grade firewall installed but we have had a few suspicious zip files come in lately. Why is our web filter not preventing suspicious zip files from coming in through email? Answer:  Those zip files […]

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Ransomware Rising Sharply In 2015

Ransomware Rising – Keep These Costly Viruses Off Your Network In 2013, there were only two ransomware families: Cryptolocker and Cryptowall. In the first half of 2015, nine new ransomware families emerged: CoinVault TeslaCrypt Cryptofortress PClock AlphaCrypt El-Polocker CoinVault 2.0 Locker TOX Ransomware remains highly lucrative for hackers. These viruses continue to evolve and have been […]

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