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Businesses Run to Whitelisting for Business Security

Global Ransomware Attacks Bring Attention to Whitelisting Business turns to Application Whitelisting for System Security. After the global ransomware attack, WannaCry, PC Matic saw an exponential spike in sales. As other variants of ransomware such as BadRabbit, Cryptolocker, Locky and GandCrab became prevalent, PC Matic saw even greater demand for ransomware protection solutions. Businesses began …

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Cyber Security Hygiene Affects Network and Endpoint Security with Application Whitelisting

Application Whitelisting — Is it too extreme?

Whitelisting – Is it worth the work? Recently, Information Week reported application whitelisting as an “extreme” method for preventing malware.  Is it extreme?  It very well could be.  Application whitelisting goes against the very core of traditional security programs.   Instead of using a blacklist, which allows unknown files to execute until they prove to …

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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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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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Double Digits; PC Matic’s Whitelist Turns 10

A Decade Of Protection Between the end of 2019 and the start of 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began heavily recommending whitelisting technology. Brands that hadn’t been using it were converting over. Big name AV companies began slowly integrating the technology into their offerings. It’s over a year later, and they …

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Whitelisting 101

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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MSPs and Me

What is an MSP? You may have heard the term MSP recently. What is it, and why should it matter to you? MSP stands for Managed Service Provider. They provide a range of services for individuals who are looking to outsource their IT needs. Who’s it for? Most often this service applies to businesses who …

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Ransomware Continues to Take Down U.S. Schools, Businesses and Government Facilities

Ransomware Threats Continue to Flood the U.S. For years, I would write about all of the ransomware attacks that I could find. Every single attack that I became aware of, I would blog about. As time moved on, this task became a bit more tedious but could be done. However, over the last few weeks, …

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All Whitelisting Solutions Are Not Created Equal

Whitelisting is Effective, but Automating is a Must… With cyber security threats growing, businesses must take a proactive approach to their data and device security.  According to SC Magazine, there is one methodology that has been proven to be effective in blocking modern cyber threats, including ransomware. “According to numerous resources on ransomware, one strong and …

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IBM Reports Ransomware is the World’s Largest Threat

IBM Security Announces Breaches Drop, While Ransomware Skyrockets On Monday, IBM Security announced results from its 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index which found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25%, while ransomware continues to skyrocket.  Ransomware, malicious software that encrypts files or entire networks, demands a ransom payment to decrypt the files.  Unfortunately, …

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Ransomware Variants Double in 2017 – The Blacklist Cannot Keep Up

The Blacklist Cannot Keep Up with New Ransomware Variants In 2016, NextGov reported 1,419 ransomware variants, compared to 2,855 in 2017.  These are only the confirm malicious variants.  New strains are being created every minute of every day.  Therefore, knowing the exact number and exact coding of all malicious variants is impossible, which is why …

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