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Ransomware - Digital Extortion

The average ransomware victim pays about $300 to get file access restored. Some businesses reportedly have paid thousands of dollars. And the soaring use of computerized devices and the Internet have created more targets for ransomware than ever before. Read More»

NIST Cyber Framework Training

Cyberattacks are big, growing and constantly changing threats to businesses. Successful strikes can be devastating to a company’s finances, image and survival. Effectively reducing the risk of cyberattacks requires a significant cultural shift within organizations. Read More»

Uptime University: The Rise of Ransomware

Victims of advanced ransomware infections may have to decide whether to pay the ransom or sacrifice their information. To make matters worse, even if they reluctantly decide to pay, there is no guarantee they will get the information back. Read More»

Cyber Threat Assessment

Korena Keys jokes that if online connectivity to her office went down, she and her staff would sit around and stare at each other because they wouldn’t have anything to do. Read More»

NIST Cyber Framework Training

Telecom executives, risk managers, legal advisers and IT leaders are among the business people invited to attend the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training in Sioux Falls. The framework provides information designed to help organizations determine their current cybersecurity capabilities and establish a plan for improvement. Read More»

Passwords

The most common password – and therefore the worst one of the year – was “123456,” according to splashdata.com. Read More»

Sandworm the latest Zero Day Exploit

Another critical and long-term vulnerability was brought to light this week. Dubbed Sandworm, the security flaw (CVE – 2014 – 4114) has existed for years affecting all current versions of Microsoft Windows from Vista to 8.1 and including Server 2008 and 2012. Read More»

Shellshock Questions Answered

What you need to know about the Shellshock security flaw? SDN gives you insight on its impact and what areas are safe. Read More»

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