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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The #AWLM movement appears to be gaining traction after a surge in cyber crime.

#AWLM Movement Gains Traction Amidst Cyber Crime Spikes

It’s getting scarier out there. It’s only Tuesday and I’ve read about four different ransomware attacks that led to millions being paid out to the hackers, and resulted in data breaches of the company’s clients. When will the world get it? #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters #AWLM The Key to Cyber Protection First and foremost, I want to say …

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MITRE releases their new framework, D3FEND.

MITRE D3FEND – A New Framework for Cybersecurity Professionals

MITRE, an organization dedicated to cybersecurity, recently released their latest framework, D3FEND. D3FEND is positioned as an offensive approach to cyber crime. Therefore, offering a complimentary component to MITRE’s existing knowledge base of cyber criminal behavior, ATT&CK. ATT&CK & D3FEND Available worldwide, ATT&CK is a free knowledge base of cyber adversary tactics and techniques based on …

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The #ApplicationWhitelistingMovement begins.

Join the #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters Movement

Thank you for being a loyal PC Matic customer.  Your continued support has put PC Matic in the unique position to solve ransomware through application whitelisting.  We are humbled and inspired in your belief in us and our technologies. In April, a public-private task force including Microsoft, Amazon, the National Governors Association, the FBI, Secret …

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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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Cyber Security Conference awards PC Matic for protecting business and industry from cyber threats.

PC Matic Receives 2021 South Carolina Cyber Security Award for Industry

On Tuesday, May 25th, PC Matic received 2021 South Carolina Cyber Security Award for Industry at the Cybersecurity Summit. CYBERSC presented the award to PC Matic’s founder and owner, Rob Cheng. CYBERSC is a volunteer-led, initiative with a focus on expanding the conversation about cyber-education in the Palmetto State. Chamber of Commerce CEO, Bob Morgan, …

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Customers will drop a business that has a data breach. Consumers want to feel safe visiting your online store.

Customers Will Drop a Business Over A Single Data Breach, Study Finds

Consumers Care About Data Security Customers will drop a business after a data breach. For the most part, consumers are willing to happily use brands they trust, until a data breach. B2B information site, PYMNTS.com, conducted a Securing eCommerce study for May of 2021. Some of the key findings included 65% of consumers saying they’ll …

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Cybersecurity News Alerts from PC Matic

Microsoft Exchange Release – Users Are Still On Old and Vulnerable Release Versions

Microsoft Exchange New Release is Vulnerable. In mid-March, we issued a guide to the patching of vulnerable versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. The affected versions include Exchange Servers 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. In mid-April, we took a look at our data to see how quickly users are updating this software to the new releases. …

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PC Matic and Clemson University South Carolina Small Business Summit

PC Matic Business Cybersecurity Summit Hosted by Clemson University

On Wednesday, May 12th, Clemson University will host the South Carolina Small Business Security Summit. While this free virtual even bears the name of the university’s home state, the reach is broader than South Carolina. Cybersecurity is at the forefront of the news each day. Moreover, with ransomware rampant and breaches reported weekly, cybersecurity is …

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