Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

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2020 Cybersecurity Product / Service Awards – Winners and Finalists The 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. Based on the strength of their nomination and the popular vote by members of the Information Security Community (both ratings and comments), we are announcing the following winners and […]

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Whitelisting 101

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A different approach to protection To understand why whitelist protection is different, you first should know how the blacklist works. Traditional antivirus, blacklist, works by making a list of all the known “bad things” and then blocking them from a computer. This approach means you need multiple layers of protection. Often, you’ll see firewalls, email […]

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Youth Cyber Education

Teaching America’s youth the importance of cyber security No one is arguing that cyber security is an ongoing problem. Ransomware attacks are rising. As a result of ransomware payments, the ransoms are becoming more expensive. A proactive approach to the ransomware problem lies in the education of America’s youth. Educating youth on a topic, bringing […]

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Ransomware Is Not a Detect & Respond Issue

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A vast majority of today’s cyber security solutions are failing. Many cyber security vendors are misguided when it comes to cyber security protection. One of the biggest “buzz phrases” in the security world is detect and respond. Therefore, cyber security vendors are deploying an endpoint detect and respond (EDR) component to their existing products. To […]

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Los Altos Union High School Attacked By Ransomware

Safety procedures in place by the district mitigated losses Another school has been attacked with ransomware. Lost Altos Union HS discovered the hit when an employee tried logging into email at 5:30am the morning of January 29th. From there, the full scope of the breach was discovered. Los Altos had some good safety procedures in […]

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What it will take to defend schools from digital threats

It is time for school trustees and administrators to embrace their leadership responsibility to safeguard their school communities from emerging digital threats As published on DallasNews.com By Doug Levin https://k12cybersecure.com/ 12:00 AM on Feb 6, 2020 Texas schools face an immediate threat that few parents and educators have considered: computer malware and the scourge of cybercrime. […]

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MSP vs Self-Managed IT

MSPs are becoming more popular with businesses American business is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Whether you’re a large corporation with employees spanning the country or even the world, or a mom and pop shop, there will be different layers of technology built into your operations. Therefore, managing that tech is necessary. We know about […]

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Free Antivirus Isn’t Free

That free AV software isn’t out of the kindness of their hearts Yesterday we announced PC Matic’s Data Integrity Pledge. Recently, news that some “free” antivirus (AV) products surfaced. Interestingly, these free products have been caught with their hands in the (digital) cookie jar. In an article by PCMag, it was discovered that one free […]

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PC Matic Announces Data Integrity Pledge

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Creating a more secure world This morning, PC Matic released our Data Integrity Pledge. The pledge assures both current and future customers that PC Matic will never release their personal information, directly or indirectly, to third parties. In other words, PC Matic values your privacy. Security is the top priority at PC Matic. Therefore, PC […]

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