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Andrew Kazewych
A 2016 report by Symantec, a large security and anti-virus company, sheds light on the current environment of ransomware attacks.   One of the more interesting discoveries is that the Services sector is the most targeted area at 38 percent, followed by Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate.  The services sector appears to be easiest to...
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Use Secure Connections/VPN When offered a choice between connecting to an unsecured network vs. a secured network, always choose the latter.  The ease of connecting to an unsecured network is enticing at times, but logging in with credentials always pays off.  If no secured network is available, use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to...
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County System Hacked Just last week, county officials in Bingham County, Idaho, reported a large scale attack on their system.  County employees discovered inaccessible encrypted files on their servers, followed by a prompt demanding a ransom in exchange for Bingham County’s data. Ransomware attacks of this size were frequently reported in 2016, but stipulated payment...
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The amount of data in the world is doubling every year, predicted to surpass 44 zettabytes, abbreviated ZB, up from 4.4 ZB in 2014. For reference, 1 ZB is equivalent of 1 trillion GB.  With this massive amount of data comes an increased difficulty to secure, store, and make sense all of it. More specifically,...
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