Archive for the ‘Cyber Security’ Category

 

Protect Yourself and Your Organization – New Ransomware Outbreak with Added Poison

A new strain of Ransomware, dubbed P e t y a, is gaining momentum infecting companies and home users. Worst of all, in addition to holding files ransom until you pay up, it appears to be infiltrating corporate networks to steal usernames and passwords too. Be sure that you: Continue reading ‘Protect Yourself and Your Organization – New Ransomware Outbreak with Added Poison’


Protect Yourself: Do Not Connect a New Computer to the Internet

Some people turn on a brand new computer, connect to the Internet, and download anti-virus to the their new computer. When you think about it… Continue reading ‘Protect Yourself: Do Not Connect a New Computer to the Internet’


Straw, Sticks, or Brick: How to Tell Which Your Network Is, and How to Improve It

Just yesterday, someone told me they think they are secure because they have anti-virus, strong passwords and a firewall.

Last weekend, I asked my daughter to tell me a fairy tale. She chose The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. As she told the story, it became so clear that organizations use straw, sticks, or brick to build their cyber-security protection. See which you are, and how to improve: Continue reading ‘Straw, Sticks, or Brick: How to Tell Which Your Network Is, and How to Improve It’


Alert – A Popular Password Manager Has Serious Security Flaw Right Now

A password manager company announced that there is a vulnerability that could allow attackers to gather stored passwords. Continue reading ‘Alert – A Popular Password Manager Has Serious Security Flaw Right Now’


Your iPhone and iPad are in Danger

If you use Apple products, here is what to do to protect yourself. By now, you’ve probably heard that attackers have told Apple that they have access to millions Continue reading ‘Your iPhone and iPad are in Danger’


Protect Against Bad Attachments and Employee Downloads

Imagine giving each of your team members a loaner computer every time they need to open a file that they download or receive as an attachment. The loaner computers won’t be connected to your network, so if a file is infected, ransomware and other viruses would not affect your network. Continue reading ‘Protect Against Bad Attachments and Employee Downloads’


If Bitcoin Went Away, would Ransomware be Defeated?

It is day four of the massive RSA security conference, and it is incredibly enjoyable to be gathering the latest security information. Was visiting over lunch with a gentleman from London, and he made the comment that Ransomware would no longer exist, were it not for Bitcoin. Continue reading ‘If Bitcoin Went Away, would Ransomware be Defeated?’


How My Daughter Almost Died This Weekend & a Resolution Recommendation for You

My 7-year-old daughter has been very ill since Thanksgiving. She has been under the careful care of her pediatricians at the medical system to which we belong. They have more than 10 million health plan members across the US, so they can be trusted, right? Continue reading ‘How My Daughter Almost Died This Weekend & a Resolution Recommendation for You’


Finally, a Solution to Solve What May Be the Biggest Cyber Security Risk at Your Organization

It happens all the time: A user clicks on a link in an email message, and the computer gets infected. Ransomware can lock up the data on the drive or even your servers. Sensitive data can be stolen, wire transfers attempted, and other bad things can happen. When a user is tricked into clicking on a bad link, the link instantaneously takes the user to a malicious website. It may even look like a real website or pop-up window. Now the attackers win.

A drastic solution is to Continue reading ‘Finally, a Solution to Solve What May Be the Biggest Cyber Security Risk at Your Organization’