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Cloud Security Best Practices

Whether you are using a public or private cloud, you will need a comprehensive security solution. Your organization’s infrastructure, data and applications will need to be protected. One way to protect your data is to encrypt it. You should ensure that it is encrypted at rest, during transit, and in

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Phishing – What is Phishing?

Basically, phishing is an attempt to steal your personal information by sending a fake message to you. The goal is to get you to click on a link to a fake website. The site will install malware onto your computer. Often, the attacker will use this information to pilfer your

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The History of Hacking

Initially, hackers were known as phreaks. These hackers would exploit the operational characteristics of a phone switching network. These early hackers also experimented with low-tech methods to get around secure telecommunication networks. The word “hacker” is derived from the verb “hack”. It was used to describe a programmer in the

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What is Ransomware?

Typically, ransomware is a malicious program that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and then demands payment in order to decrypt them. The program also deletes backups. Some hackers are able to customize their malware to better target their attack. For example, the NotPetya virus, a variant of the Petya

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