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Hackers 101: Understanding the different types and what they do

Hackers 101: Understanding the different types and what they do

Back in the 1950s, the term “hacker” simply described someone who enjoyed tinkering with computers and pushing their boundaries. However, with the rise of personal computers in the 1980s, the term became associated with individuals who exploited vulnerabilities in computer systems, often teenagers who enjoyed the thrill of breaking into government IT systems. Interestingly, some […]

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Understanding the role of cyber insurance

Understanding the role of cyber insurance

The evolving cyberthreat landscape poses a significant risk to small businesses. Cybercriminals often target such businesses due to the valuable data they possess and possibly less advanced security measures. To protect themselves, small businesses often implement safeguards including firewalls, data backups, and ongoing cybersecurity training for employees.  However, these solutions alone may not be sufficient

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Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security

Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security

When it comes to password generation and security, many people tend toward bad practices, such as passwords based on their birthday or using the same password across different accounts. These practices can compromise the integrity of your passwords and, by extension, the security of the systems and data those passwords are meant to protect. Fortunately,

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Is it worth monitoring employees online?

Is it worth monitoring employees online?

The digitization of the workplace has opened up new frontiers for employer oversight. With workers more connected than ever through computers and internet-based tools, companies are exploring the advantages of monitoring for optimizing workflow and enhancing productivity. Yet, this digital vigilance prompts a crucial discussion about where to draw the line between legitimate business interests

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Navigating the cybersecurity landscape: Must have training for a secure digital future

Navigating the cybersecurity landscape: Must-have training for a secure digital future

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity is an indispensable aspect of running a small business. With the increasing prevalence of online threats, having a solid grasp of cybersecurity fundamentals is not only crucial for safeguarding your own business, but also for preventing potential security breaches that could compromise your clients, partners, or even larger networks. Knowledge

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A guide to watering hole attacks: Recognizing the danger and bolstering your digital armor

A guide to watering hole attacks: Recognizing the danger and bolstering your digital armor

Watering hole attacks are one of the most common types of cyberattacks that can pose a significant threat to both individuals and organizations. In this guide, we will discuss what watering hole attacks are, how they work, and, most importantly, how you can protect yourself against them. What is a watering hole attack? The term

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Top 2024 cybersecurity trends every business owner needs to know

Top 2024 cybersecurity trends every business owner needs to know

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to cybersecurity. In 2024, the cybercrime game is changing, and business owners who stay in the dark risk losing more than just data. From sophisticated ransomware attacks to targeted supply chain disruptions, the threats are real and relentless. But don’t panic! We’ve compiled the most critical cybersecurity trends

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