20 need-to-know cybersecurity buzzwords

Cybersecurity buzzwords

When it comes to cybersecurity, there are some crazy words out there associated with it – honeypot, phishing, and zombie are just a few quick examples. It’s easiest to just ignore buzzwords, but in today’s increasingly digital landscape, understanding what they mean is crucial for protecting yourself and your company. Here are 20 cybersecurity buzzwords […]

Ransomware payouts reach record levels in 2021 as extortion becomes more sophisticated

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Cybercriminals are flush with cash from successful ransomware campaigns, and they are using more sophisticated technology and tactics to drive up ransomware payments even further, with the Conti ransomware group leading the way. According to a report released by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, the average ransom demand rose 144% to $2.2 million in 2021, […]

Five ways to protect yourself against ransomware with backups.

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The best way to protect yourself against ransomware is to ensure you have high-quality data in a backup that can be restored. Below we examine some of the most important factors to consider. Ransomware is the fastest-growing cybercrime threat today. Last year, ransomware attacks outstripped theft of payment card information, according to security firm Trustwave. […]

What is MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)?

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MFA is short for multi-factor authentication. It is a multi-layered approach to verifying a user’s identity in order to ensure they can access a protected website, application, network, or other digital systems or perform a protected task within a digital system. The purpose of MFA is to ensure that users successfully present two or more […]

Assessing the impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Cyber Insurance.

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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it makes sense to ask: Should America be concerned about cyberattacks right now? There are mixed opinions. By analyzing previous events, we can gain insight into how potential Russian attacks could look. According to Glenn Gerstell, former General Counsel of the United States National Security Agency from 2015 to 2020, […]