What Does the Global Chip Shortage Mean for You?
One of the ripple effects of the pandemic is the impact on supply chains – especially for semiconductors (or chips). In 2021, almost all major manufacturers across a broad range of industries like Ford and Samsung have said they are slowing production due to the global chip shortage. Experts predict that things won’t go back […]Learn More
What Happens When You Pay the Ransom?
It’s a busy, productive Monday morning. You have a lot to tackle this week and briskly move from task to task. Suddenly, a window pops up on your screen rudely notifying you that the file you’re trying to open is encrypted and you will have to pay to restore your data. Your co-workers start murmuring […]Learn More
Apple Security Update
We strongly advise you to update your Apple devices as soon as possible. Apple has released urgent security updates for iPhone and iPad to address a critical spyware vulnerability. This vulnerability allows threat actors to infiltrate a user's phone without the user clicking on anything. Read Apple's update HERE. Here's how to update your iPhone […]Learn More
What You Need to Know About Spear Phishing
Have you ever received an email that you recognized as a scam, but it contained a lot of real details about you, your company or the purported sender? If so, you may have been the target of a spear phishing attack. Spear Phishing vs Phishing A typical phishing email is designed to look like it […]Learn More
The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi
Do you use the free wi-fi at coffee shops, restaurants, airports or hotels to catch up on work? One of the perks of remote and hybrid work is that one can log in from anywhere. But, while free public wi-fi is convenient, it can pose serious security and privacy risks. Why is Public Wi-Fi Risky? […]Learn More
Ransomware in Education
If you are a parent of school-aged children, you undoubtedly have experienced the benefits – and struggles – of online learning. Online education and remote learning have been steadily growing over the last several years. That growth exploded in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions to close their […]Learn More
We Tried Out Edge’s New Super Duper Secure Mode
What’s better than being secure online? Being Super Duper Secure online. Microsoft is testing out an experimental new feature to make their Edge web browser Super Duper Secure. The regular version of Edge is already pretty secure. But for those of us who want to maximize online cybersecurity, or if you’re just looking for additional […]Learn More
T-Mobile Confirms "Unauthorized Access"
What We Know So Far: On August 15, Vice reported that T-Mobile was investigating claims that someone obtained the personal data of 100+ million people from its servers. The stolen data was being sold on a dark web forum and purportedly contains “social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver […]Learn More
6 Ways to Protect Against Smishing & Text Spam
Spam text messages are not only annoying... they can also be dangerous! Cybercriminals use text messages to trick you into entering your personal information. This is known as smishing (“SMS phishing”). There are several approaches used to try to compel a user to click on a link or submit private information. Some trick users into […]Learn More
1/3 of Healthcare Organizations Paid Ransom to Restore Their Data
People depend on hospitals, clinics, medical offices and other healthcare providers to be there when they need them the most. In turn, healthcare organizations depend on technology to be able to provide care. It is an industry where 24-hour availability of services is, quite literally, a life or death matter. For healthcare organizations, IT downtime […]Learn More