Critical Infrastructure (CI) comprises physical and cyber assets vital for the smooth functioning of societies and nations across the globe. The sectors that make up critical infrastructure differ from one country to another. For example, the USA considers 16 sectors to be vital as opposed to 13 in the UK. The disruption or damage of CI can have severe direct and indirect effects.
There’s a new warning from the FCC. Now, why this is a little bit crazy and why you're going to want to pay attention is because it's not normal for the FCC to put out these types of bulletins, so it's pretty important. Let's get into it right now.
The FCC just released an alert over these SMS phishing attempts that you probably get on your phone, known as smishing.
You probably roll your eyes every time you get an email from a Nigerian prince, asking you to transfer $25,000 to their bank account. Isn’t it also amazing (and highly coincidental) how you win the lottery from a foreign country on a weekly basis?
While the above scenarios may be obvious as a scam to some, around 90% of all data breaches come from phishing.
Chances are you've heard plenty about the dangers of viruses and malware--malicious programs that can be used to infect your computer, steal information or destroy files. And it's more than likely that you have some sort of virus protection software installed on your computer (if you don't, you really, really should!). But is your virus protection capable of stopping ransomware?
What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of code that hackers can use to infect your computer, and then literally hold your files for ransom.
IT is a critical part of any business and requires special skills to administer and ensure that investments are made in line with the business vision. While it is tempting for owners to wear multiple hats, IT isn't an area that runs well with minimal attention.
Cloud computing has radically shaken up the world of business. Whether you are a small business just starting out or you have been in business for a while, now is the time to review the processes you rely on every day to see whether they would benefit from migration to the cloud.
Ransomware attacks spiked over 6,000 percent in 2016, and they don't appear to be slowing down in 2017. Malicious cryptovirus software that either locks screens (locker ransomware) or encrypts files (crypto-ransomware) demands victims pay a ransom to gain access to their own data — and most companies pay up.
Building the right IT team is important, especially when just a few minutes of downtime could damage your reputation and bottom line. Today's digital business world moves at breakneck speed and demands high performance and reliability. This means that choosing the right IT team is a critical decision.
An information technology (IT) department is vital to just about everything a company does. It facilitates market research, advertising, sales and more. IT tools can locate potential customers on social media and target them with ads, and they allow for video conferencing, webinars and other forms of virtual communication.
Ransomware attacks aren’t new, but they are becoming more prevalent. This year, they are rocketing to the top of the list when it comes to cybersecurity threats. The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report — now in its 10th year — shows a troubling trend: Malware attacks have increased by 51 percent in businesses around the world, and the fifth most common type of malware is ransomware.