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The healthcare sector is facing a high risk for cyber crime.

Rob Cheng Weighs In – Healthcare Sector is at Risk

As ransomware threats continue to rise, PC Matic founder and CEO, Rob Cheng, shared his thoughts on the increased likelihood of healthcare facilities falling victim. Increased Technology, Increased Vulnerability Healthcare facilities have become increasingly technical. From the way patient files are stored to the ways medical procedures are done, technology plays a significant role. Unfortunately, …

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Colonial Pipeline pays hackers, and then doesn't even use the decryption key.

Colonial Pipeline – The Perfect Example of Why Not to Pay

You’ve heard about it. The pipeline that was hit with ransomware, causing a major fuel shortage across the east coast. You also likely heard they paid the hacker’s demands. However, did you hear the rest of the Colonial Pipeline story? The End of the Colonial Pipeline Story Colonial Pipeline paid the ransom demands, after publicly …

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The U.S. administration is threatening retaliation against Russia.

A Warning to Russia – We Will Strike Back

President Biden recently met with his top security advisors after the latest ransomware attack against Kaseya led to approximately 1,500 organizations becoming infected with ransomware. The ransomware attack is believed to have had originated from Russia, just three weeks after Biden had a one-on-one meeting with Putin in Geneva. During this meeting, President Biden provided …

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What can Americans do to stay cyber secure?

Keeping Your Organization Cyber Secure Amidst Global Threats

If you were looking, cyber threats have been in the news for years. However, they’ve been shoved into the limelight over the last few months, between the ransomware attack on the water treatment plant in Florida, Colonial Pipeline, and now Kaseya. The news has left the world wondering what to do to stay cyber secure. …

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Rob Cheng talks security holes with Scoop News Group's Wyatt Kash.

Two Types of Security Holes – Do you know what they are?

According to PC Matic founder and CEO, Rob Cheng, there are two types of security holes that organizations need to address. Unauthorized Software Unauthorized software is any type of software that you do not want running on your network. This may not always be malicious. For instance, if you issue a mobile device to employees, …

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Increasing your cybersecurity posture is imperative in today's digital world.

5 Best Practices For Advancing Your Cybersecurity Position

Cyber threats are continuing to grow, making it more important than ever to make cyber safe decisions while using devices. Here are the top five best practices for advancing your cybersecurity position. Use a Proactive Cybersecurity Solution First, and quite possibly foremost, using an cybersecurity solution that implements proactive measures to block cyber attacks versus …

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New legislation has been proposed in an attempt to increase cyber awareness.

Is Legislation Enough to Increase Cyber Awareness?

After cyber criminals have continuously targeted American businesses and vital sectors, a group of bipartisan House lawmakers introduced a bill to increase cyber awareness. The American Cybersecurity Literacy Act would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to create a cyber literacy campaign. The campaign’s objective is to increase awareness. By increasing awareness, the …

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PC Matic Federal team joins CyberScoop's CyberTalks.

PC Matic Federal Team Joins CyberTalks With CyberScoop

Andy Paul, Director of Service Delivery at PC Matic Federal, shared his thoughts on application whitelisting, zero-trust, and filling the holes in security stacks with Dr. Rich Dill of the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Jeff Stone of CyberScoop during their CyberTalks discussion on zero-trust. The Scoop on CyberTalks The trio touched on some …

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The time is now for application whitelisting.

Prevention is Still Lacking – It’s Time for Whitelisting

White House Issues Memo on Cybersecurity Earlier this month, the White House issued a memo to corporate executives and business leaders outlining the five best practices to strengthen their cybersecurity posture to thwart ransomware attacks. Beyond the five steps the current administration is encouraging, there were five more steps to consider. Unfortunately, none of the …

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Healthcare Industry Projected to Spend Over $65B in Cyber Security in the Next 5 Years

The healthcare industry has become one of the primary targets for cyber security attacks, and they know it.  Therefore, in an attempt to block cyber criminals from attacking their facilities, the healthcare industry plans to increase their cyber security budgets.  According to the Herjavec Group, in the next five years, medical facilities will spend over …

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