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  1. Ransomware: 1.5 million people have got their files back without paying the gangs. Here's how Ransomware: 1.5 million people have got their files back without paying the gangs. Here’s how - No More Ransom project now offers free tools for decrypting 165 families of ransomware as the fight against extortion groups continues. The battle against ransomware is challenging because not only are ransomware attacks extremely disruptive, but in many cases, victims opt to pay the ransom demand for a decryption key – fueling additional ransomware attacks… Continue Reading
  2. Time to update all of your Apple gadgets ASAP Time to update all of your Apple gadgets ASAP - iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, Macs… even your Apple TV. Yesterday, Apple released a bumper pack of updates, with everything from iPhones and iPads to Apple Watches and even the Apple TV and the now defunct iPod Touch needing to be updated. On the iPhone and iPad front, we get iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6. From… Continue Reading
  3. Remote Workforce and HIPAA Remote Workforce and HIPAA - Whether a change in your business structure came about from the pandemic, or it just makes more sense for your team, remote work is the norm for many more professionals today than it was in years past. If you’re in healthcare, this means that you need to factor in the HIPAA component as well as… Continue Reading
  4. 10 Assumptions About macOS Security That Put Your Business At Risk 10 Assumptions About macOS Security That Put Your Business At Risk - Macs are great, aren’t they? I have many. Aside from the two provided by my employer, I have five working Macs of my own, ranging from 2009 to 2021. I also run macOS on a number of virtual machines for research purposes. In fact, give me a few minutes and I could spin you up… Continue Reading
  5. Your personal data is valuable, and dangerous in the wrong hands. It's time to protect it better Your personal data is valuable, and dangerous in the wrong hands. It’s time to protect it better - Much more data is being shared online, providing corporations - and cyber criminals - more information about us than ever before.   The rise in the amount of personal data we're all producing, combined with the hunger of online crooks to seize on any information they can exploit for their own benefit, has created an… Continue Reading
  6. Two years into the pandemic and the challenges around remote working are taking their toll. We're making bad tech security decisions as a result. Cybersecurity workers and other employees are suffering from a high level of burnout that is putting organizations at greater risks from cyberattacks and data breaches. Two years into the pandemic and the challenges around remote working are taking their toll. We’re making bad tech security decisions as a result. - Cybersecurity workers and other employees are suffering from a high level of burnout that is putting organizations at greater risks from cyberattacks and data breaches. Research by cybersecurity company 1Password suggests that the challenge of remote working two years into the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving staff feeling burned out and less likely to pay attention… Continue Reading
  7. Cloud computing has won. But we still don't know what that means Cloud computing has won. But we still don’t know what that means - The cloud revolution means big changes ahead for jobs and more. And don't expect the rate of change to slow.   There's little doubt that cloud computing is now the absolutely dominant force across enterprise computing. Most companies have switched from buying their own hardware and software to renting both from vendors who host their… Continue Reading
  8. Experts tout $2 billion in cybersecurity funding in Biden's infrastructure bill Billions of dollars in grants and funding will be provided to FEMA, CISA and the EPA to protect the country's critical systems and local governments. Congress passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday that included about $2 billion in cybersecurity funding. The bill -- now heading to President Joe Biden's desk -- includes $1 billion in state, local, tribal and territorial cyberdefense grants, $100 million for the Department of Homeland Security, and $21 million for National Cyber Director Chris Inglis. Experts tout $2 billion in cybersecurity funding in Biden’s infrastructure bill - Billions of dollars in grants and funding will be provided to FEMA, CISA and the EPA to protect the country's critical systems and local governments. Congress passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday that included about $2 billion in cybersecurity funding. The bill -- now heading to President Joe Biden's desk -- includes… Continue Reading
  9. Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to business. But most firms still aren’t ready for it - Many firms have no incident response plans, or ever test their cyber defenses says cybersecurity chief.   Ransomware is the most significant cybersecurity threat facing organizations ranging from critical national infrastructure providers and large enterprises to schools and local businesses – but it's a threat which can be countered. In a speech at the Chatham… Continue Reading
  10. Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration - One easily disproved conspiracy theory linked the ~six-hour outage to a supposed data breach tied to a Sept. 22 hacker forum ad for 1.5B Facebook user records. As of Monday night, Facebook had crawled back from what may have been its longest blackout ever and apologized for the mass outage that left billions of users… Continue Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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