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...
What is the proposed “Hack Back” Bill?

What is the proposed “Hack Back” Bill?

The proposed “Hack Back” bill is officially called the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) to allow organizations who are victims of hackers to take aggressive action in defense. While this may sound like a positive step in the fight against cyber...
Inefficient Incident Response Costing Billions

Inefficient Incident Response Costing Billions

Inefficient incident response to email attacks is costing billions in losses every year. Barracuda researchers found that, on average, a business takes three and a half hours (212 minutes) to remediate an attack. In fact, 11% of organizations spend more than six hours...
4 Cybersecurity Budget Focus Areas for Higher Education in 2020

4 Cybersecurity Budget Focus Areas for Higher Education in 2020

Chief information security officers are grappling with a variety of issues as they try to keep their campuses safe from cyber criminals. In fact, the No. 1 issue for higher ed IT leaders this year is information security, according to EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association...
What is proactive incident response?

What is proactive incident response?

Incident response as a term is reactive, so it’s no wonder that a proactive approach to incident response is a foreign concept to many clients and resellers that we work with.  Let’s look at a few common scenarios to understand why proactive incident...