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A short guide to IT security lingo

Posted on Friday July 29, 2022  |  malware, it security, computer security, ransomware, antivirus, phishing, cybersecurity, social engineering, zero day attack, intrusion prevention system

As more and more businesses move their operations online, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been greater. However, many employees are still unfamiliar with many cybersecurity terms. Here are some of the most commonly used terms in IT security. By understanding these terms, you will be better equipped to protect your business from cyberattacks.


How to protect your network from watering hole attacks

Posted on Monday June 21, 2021  |  security, vpn, security update, intrusion prevention system, cyberattack, watering hole attack

Cybercriminals are getting more creative in infecting computers with malware, and users must step up in order to protect their devices. To stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, you should learn more about their more insidious tricks such as watering hole attacks. Here’s what you need to know about these attacks and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of one.


A primer on watering hole attacks

Posted on Tuesday July 30, 2019  |  security, vpn, update, intrusion prevention system, cyberattack, watering hole attack

Cyberattacks come in many different forms, with new methods being developed all the time. What's bad is that personal information is now often stored online, be it through social media or through government and healthcare services - and these are juicy targets for criminals. Learn more about one way these criminals steal data - through watering hole attacks.


Is your IT security proactive?

Posted on Friday October 26, 2018  |  prevention, intrusion prevention system, firewalls, cybersecurity, antivirus

Do you spend hours obsessing about the inner workings of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and data encryption? If you're not a managed IT services provider (MSP), you probably don't. Instead, you're probably looking for a business partner to manage those nitty-gritty details for you. However, there's one thing you really ought to know: What exactly are "proactive cybersecurity" measures?


Beware of watering hole attacks!

Posted on Tuesday April 17, 2018  |  watering hole attack, vpn, update, security, intrusion prevention system, cyberattack

Hackers have plenty of ways to breach your systems. They can use complex programs to exploit software bugs, send emails to dupe you into downloading malware, or insert a malware-infected USB drive directly into your computer. However, another increasingly popular hacking method is a watering hole attack.


What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017  |  prevention, intrusion prevention system, firewalls, cybersecurity, antivirus

2017February15_Security_AThere has been a movement among technology providers to promise “proactive” cyber security consulting. Small- and medium-sized businesses love the idea of preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches before they happen, and service providers would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events.


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