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CyberSmart with Rob Cheng

PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng has his finger on the pulse of cybersecurity. In addition to writing multiple op-eds appearing in media outlets across the country, Rob is also part of Forbes Business Council. He also likes to drop in on Myrtle Beach radio host, Liz Calloway, and her show. They talk about ransomware and …

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Data exfiltration is a growing concern.

Data Exfiltration Isn’t New, But It’s a Growing Concern

The Lack of Education Data exfiltration is a growing cybersecurity concern. Back in 2017, a blog post on CSO outlined the horrors some parents in small towns were experiencing based on the attacks on their children’s schools. The hackers wanted money. Unfortunately, the schools weren’t paying up. Desperate for a new angle, the hackers reached …

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PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng Named to CRN’s 2021 List Of Channel Chiefs

CRN, a tech news site for professionals, has named PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng to their 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. This list is a group of influencers who are making a difference in B2B. Check out Rob’s feature page. And read about the challenges he faced in 2020 and what he expects for 2021.

FBI Cybersecurity Warnings for Ransomware, Malware & Viruses

FBI Warning: Mamba Ransomware Alert – FBI Issues Alert

FBI Issues Ransomware Warning. Yesterday, the FBI along with the Department of Homeland Security(DoH)/Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning. The summary states: Mamba ransomware has been deployed against local governments,public transportation agencies, legal services, technology services,industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and construction businesses. Mamba ransomware weaponizes DiskCryptor—an open source fulldisk encryption software— to restrict …

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Ransomware Gang Emails Victims - Will the #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters movement drive change?

Ransomware Gang Emails Victims, But What Does That Actually Achieve?

Did You Hear? Ransomware Gang Emails Ransom Victims. Maybe you haven’t read it, but on Monday, Krebs on Security reported that ransomware victims are receiving emails from the hackers. Let’s make sure we define “victims” in this sense. The people receiving the emails aren’t the companies that have been breached. Instead, the hackers are reaching …

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Stop Paying Scammers

It seems like scams are everywhere. From pop-ups on websites to texts on your phone, scams come in every form. But you don’t have to be a victim. We’ve given you helpful tips before for how to avoid being a victim of a phishing emails. They’re a great guideline for other forms of scams. Stop …

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Malware, ransomware and viruses infecting schools K-12.

Broward County Florida School District Hit With Outrageous Ransomware Demands

Broward County school ransomware attack. Broward County Public Schools was hit with possibly the largest ransom demand to date on a school system. The hackers demanded a $40 million payday to not release student and teacher information. District officials said they are confident they caught the breach in time. They say no information was accessed. …

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Rob Cheng Discusses Cybersecurity Careers and More

Creating Curriculum for HGTC Rob Cheng, PC Matic’s enigmatic CEO, sat down again with Liz Calloway today. First, they discussed the Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new cyber certification program. Rob is particularly excited about the jump into healthcare IT focused cybersecurity. It’s long overdue. Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable cybersecurity landscapes. As we know, …

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PC Matic’s Corey Munson Joins Julian Lee to Talk About Cybersecurity

Part of the Prevention PC Matic’s Corey Munson joined eChannelNews’ Julian Lee yesterday for a chat about the state of cybersecurity. If you read the guest post by retired FBI Cybercrimes agent Scott Augenbaum, you’ll know he firmly believes that 90% of cyberattacks can be prevented. In the beginning of Julian and Corey’s chat, they …

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Acer Hit With Largest Ransom Demand In History

No Official Word Acer manufactures computers. Laptops, desktops, and monitors are what they’re commonly known for. It seems this past week, however, they’ve been concentrating on someone else’s technology. On March 18th, the Taiwanese tech giant was hit with REvil ransomware. The ransomware gang posted several images of what they claimed were stolen Acer financial …

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App Security

It’s Not All About Malware We’ve talked before about the ability malware has to infect your phone. But it’s not always about malware. Malware, for reference, means any software with malicious intent. This does include ransomware, but also includes code with the ability to record keystrokes or simply saddle you with something that breaks your …

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9-1-1 Dispatch Center Attacked: Rob Cheng Speaks Out

The Attack Tuesday evening, the Tri-County Public Safety Network operating in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties were hacked. Reports mention the attack happened around 9:30pm and no services in Albany county were disrupted. Officials worked through the night with vendors and the state Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the impacts, …

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