Most Small Businesses Can’t Recover From Cyber Breaches

A new study recently published by Sitchfast Technologies paints a grim picture of the threat landscape for small and medium-sized business. Their key finding? A staggering 60 percent of small businesses that suffer a data breach of any magnitude go out of business within six months. Worse, one business owner in three does not have a plan or safeguards in …

If You Use Photoshop, Update Immediately

Do you use Photoshop? Does anyone who works for you use it?  If so, you’ll want to apply the latest security patch immediately. Two new vulnerabilities were discovered after the release of Adobe’s regularly scheduled August 2018 security patch update. This prompted the company to take the unusual step of releasing an emergency, out-of-band update to correct the issue. These …

Fax Machines Might Be Gateway To Next Hacker Attack

Nothing bad could possibly happen to your company’s network if the only piece of information the hackers have is your fax number, right? Unfortunately not, according to recent research by employees at Check Point. They recently revealed details about not one, but two different REC’s (Remote Code Execution) techniques that exploit flaws in the communications protocols of tens of millions …

Connecting To Airport Wi-Fi Puts Your Data At Risk

File this away under things you already knew.  Coronet recently released a report entitled “Attention All Passengers:  Airport Networks Are Putting Your Devices & Cloud Apps At Severe Risk,” and the news is about what you’d expect.  The report was more than five months in the making. The analysts poured over oceans of data on device vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi network …

E-Mail Is A Big Threat To Your Organization

Mimecast’s 2018 “State of Email Security” report is out, and although it’s contents are hardly a surprise, the news it contains is mostly bad. For starters, it confirms what most IT professionals already know: Email continues to be a big threat for organizations of all sizes. Unfortunately, the C-Suite (CEO’s, CIO’s, CFO’s, and the like) are a major part of …

New Report Shows 32 Percent Increase In Cyber Attacks

Positive Technologies has just released a new report that paints a grim picture for IT professionals.  If your sense is that the number of cyberattacks are increasing, you’re not wrong. In fact, it’s probably worse than you realize. So far this year, we’ve seen a staggering 32 percent increase in the total number of cyberattacks in the first quarter of …