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How to protect your business printers from hackers

Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2020  |  security, printers, hacking, cybersecurity, printer security

Organizations spend resources on keeping their technology and devices secure, but they often overlook one crucial piece of hardware: printers. Printers, just like computers and Wi-Fi networks, can be an entry point for hackers and a gateway to your business's sensitive information. Here's what you need to know about keeping your printers secure.

 

3 Hacker types you need to know about

Posted on Monday March 02, 2020  |  hacking, black hat, cybersecurity, gray hat, white hat

What do you call someone who hunts for security gaps in computer hardware and software? A hacker, right? What about someone who executes a vulnerability test and presents their findings to software vendors to help them improve the quality of their products? There is more than one type of hacker, and understanding the difference is important.

 

Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018  |  white hat, hacking, gray hat, cybersecurity, black hat

Newspaper headlines and Hollywood movies have shaped our understanding of computer hackers, but in the real world it's not so simple. Some hackers are making massive contributions to the field of cybersecurity, it just depends on which hat they're wearing that day. Take a few minutes to learn about white, black, and gray hat hackers.

 

4 Security risks of the BYOD strategy

Posted on Thursday August 23, 2018  |  malware, it security risks, hacking, data protection, byod, bring your own device

Taking work home, or practically anywhere, has never been easier. The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy has become a popular approach for many businesses to conduct work more efficiently and flexibly. But this strategy is not without risks. BYOD, if not implemented correctly, can make your system susceptible to a number of attacks. Here are a few security hazards you should keep a close eye on.

 

Black and white: Not all hackers are bad

Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017  |  white hat, hacking, gray hat, cybersecurity, black hat

When a cyber security researcher stopped the spread of WannaCry, the headlines praised him as a savior. But just a few short months later he was in handcuffs for allegedly creating a piece of malware that steals banking information. Even if he is innocent, it's important to understand the difference between white hat, black hat and even gray hat hackers.

 

IT security predictions for 2016

Posted on Monday December 28, 2015  |  vulnerability assessment, social engineering, network assessment, it security, hacking, cyber security

Security_Dec24_AOnline security has probably never been such a hotly debated subject as it was in 2015. From recent numerous high-profile attacks on Sony and others, to this year�s leaking of data stolen from the extramarital-affair-facilitating website Ashley Madison website, have pushed cyber security firmly into the spotlight. So what can we expect from 2016? Experts predict that this year will only see cyber crime increasing yet further. Here�s what you need to know.

 

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