“Perhaps, as an industry, we’re going insane.” – CyberEdge Group CEO

CyberEdge Group Releases Cyberthreat Defense Report CyberEdge Group, a research and marketing firm serving the security industry’s top vendors, shared the results of its fourth-annual Cyberthreat Defense Report.  Key findings suggest, the security industry may be going insane.  CyberEdge group CEO, Steve Piper states, “If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and […]

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“I was skeptical of the whitelist approach…”

Houston County Schools, in Alabama, has been using PC Matic Pro to protect America’s most valuable asset, education.  Bob Blalock, Technology Coordinator for Houston County Schools, shared his experience with PC Matic Pro, their whitelist technology and technical support. Bob Blalock, Technology Coordinator, Houston County Schools: “We were a Sophos customer for about 10 years […]

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How PC Matic Pro Stacks Up Against Its Competition

What is PC Matic Pro? PC Matic Pro, developed by PC Pitstop, is the professional version of the advanced security solution, PC Matic.  PC Matic Pro is researched, developed and supported in the United States.  This innovative security solution is available for businesses, government facilities, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Advanced Malware Detection PC Matic Pro offers an automated […]

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Application Whitelisting Cuts Cyber Crime by 85%

Whitelisting Cuts Targeted Malware Attack Success Rates By 85% According to a report generated by Cylance, the Australian government believes cyber crime can be cut by 85% with the implementation of application whitelisting.  The report states, “The Australian Signals Directorate has identified application whitelisting as the most effective strategy in its Strategies to Mitigate Targeted […]

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Ransomware Threatens SMEs Like Never Before

The Rise of Ransomware report has been released, and the details regarding the impact of ransomware on SMEs is incredibly shocking.  The details were laid out in an article by ZDNet. According to ZDNet, 68% of SMEs considered themselves vulnerable, if not very vulnerable to a ransomware attack.  However, the knowledge of the threat has […]

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Application Whitelisting – Our Nation’s Solution to Cyber Security Crisis

Application Whitelisting–Our Nation’s Solution? Never in our history has cyber security been a bigger threat than it is now.  Whether it is our computers, smart phones, tablets, televisions, smart watches, etc., they’re all at risk.  Recent reports stated, over 3 million users were exposed to malware in the fourth quarter of 2016, almost a 23% […]

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The Latest Ransomware Craze – Holding MongoDB Databases Hostage

As if our jobs as IT admins isn’t difficult enough, hackers have taken to finding misconfigured MongoDB databases, and are holding them hostage, until a ransom has been paid. Similar to traditional ransomware, where files on a computer are encrypted until a fee has been paid, databases, are being held hostage, instead. The modus operandi […]

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Strengthening Cyber Security Infrastructure with Automated Global Whitelist

PC Matic’s Vice President of Cyber Security, Dodi Glenn, recently conducted a webinar regarding how to strengthen cyber security infrastructures with an automated global whitelist approach. During the webinar, Dodi discussed the current threat landscape, malware sample manipulation, and preventative detection with application whitelisting. Dodi shared with the audience the malware trends, and his thoughts […]

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Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Increase by 800%

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The ransomware epidemic has taken the world by storm.  It has impacted everyone from large enterprises to home users.  The small and medium businesses (SMBs) have seen a drastic uptake in ransomware attacks in 2016.  This year alone, The Inquirer reported the number of ransomware attacks hitting the SMB market has increased 800%.  Ransomware distributers have found […]

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Blocking Ransomware Scripts with Exchange Transport Rules

One of the current tactics ransomware authors are using to infect your network, is to send email attachments containing malicious scripts. These scripts are often VBScript (.vbs), Windows Script Files (wsf), or JavaScript (.js) files, and when executed, will download a DLL or EXE to spawn the infection. An example JavaScript which downloads and executes […]

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ALERT: Latest Round of Phishing Campaigns Targeting Businesses

Hackers are currently targeting business of all sizes in the latest round of phishing campaigns. The way the social engineering attack works is emails are sent to employees with PDF attachments, claiming to have “secure or protected documentations”. Unlike many cases in the past, these PDFs do not have malware embedded in them. Instead, they […]

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80% IT Pros Believe Internet Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

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In the wake of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack last week on the Internet performance management company, Dyn, we’ve learned of some unsettling security vulnerabilities for millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It was discovered the DDoS attack utilized the Mirai botnet to hack thousands of IoT devices and to take down […]

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Automated Global Whitelist: Strengthening the Cybersecurity Infrastructure

It’s time we start taking control of our endpoint security with an automated global whitelist… Ransomware has undoubtedly taken the world by storm, demanding organizations to take action on the files locked down by attackers by paying a hefty amount for users’ data to be saved. This year alone, the FBI predicts losses from ransomware […]

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Expert Advice on Advanced Antivirus Protection

Many users want to know – what’s the best advanced antivirus protection that will keep their data safe? Well, an Expert Roundtable event took place last week which addresses this very topic.  The cyber security experts included in this roundtable are from various security companies, such as Kaspersky, SOPHOS, iBoss and PC Matic Pro. The experts shared their […]

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