5 Tips to Prevent Cyber Threats in Schools

5 Tips to Prevent Cyber Threats in Schools

Latest estimates for 2019 showed that security firms had discovered ransomware in at least 1,039 schools throughout the United States by the end of 2019. Surely some attacks went undiscovered and unreported, so the actual number is higher. It’s not hard to...
Report on Ransomware Q4 2019

Report on Ransomware Q4 2019

A look at the recently released cybercrime report by Malwarebytes that focuses on ransomware has some interesting takeaways: First the United States is the target 53% of the time. Canada came in second at a distant 10%.The top 5 states targeted were in order: Texas,...
Ransomware Risk Assessment

Ransomware Risk Assessment

Ransomware attacks are spreading and ransom demands are growing.  22 cities across Texas were recently held hostage for millions after their networks were infiltrated and data was encrypted, and that’s just the latest in a string of cities and businesses being...
4 common cyber issues that spawned a $60 million class-action lawsuit

4 common cyber issues that spawned a $60 million class-action lawsuit

A class action suit is in progress after an estimated 200,000 people had personal data exposed by a hacked server at Casino Rama in Ontario.  The breach was made public back in November 2016 when the hacker was able to obtain credentials, access at least two of the...
Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings from US Intelligence warning of a growing risk to our utility providers.  Similar warnings have been issued for law firms, higher education, and small businesses, so this information is relevant to a wide spectrum of...