While there are many similarities among hackers, there are also some key differences among them. Some hackers want money for themselves and resort to evildoings, while others just want to make the world a better place. In this blog post, we will discuss the three main types of hackers and what you need to know about them.
3 Types of hackers: What you need to know
Printer security tips to prevent cyberattacks against your business
Business leaders invest a lot of time and resources into cybersecurity because they understand that protecting sensitive data is a necessity in the digital age. One business component that often gets overlooked are business printers. They are also vulnerable to cyberattacks, so make sure to follow these tips to ensure your company stays protected.
Kaseya Ransomware Update
Following up to our July 6th Blog Post.
The total number of Kaseya customers affected remains about the same as our last post.
Kaseya has unfortuantly decided to delay the patch release until July 11th for their VSA software.
Kaseya Ransomware Strike
As you may have heard in the news over the 4th of July weekend, a very widely used tool by Managed Service Providers, including us, called Kaseya VSA was the focus of a ransomware attack on MSP's clients.
Similar to the recent Solarwinds and NinjaRMM attacks in which tools used by IT professionals are used to target the victims, but fortunately the scale here is much smaller and less impactful.
How to protect your business printers from hackers
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.
3 Hacker types you need to know about
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
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.
4 Security risks of the BYOD strategy
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.
Black and white: Not all hackers are bad
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
Online 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.