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Massive Microsoft – CrowdStrike Outage

The impact of the Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage worldwide

On July 19th, 2024, a single faulty software update from the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike caused what has been described as the “largest IT outage in history.” This incident affected a vast array of industries worldwide, particularly those relying on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Airlines, media outlets, banks, and retailers were all thrown into chaos, underscoring […]

How Often Do Cyberattacks Occur?

The costs and frequency of cyberattacks.

In an era defined by digital transformation, the cybersecurity landscape is witnessing a seismic shift, marked by escalating threats and evolving attack methodologies. The statistics dissected in this exploration serve as a crystal ball into the tumultuous world of cyber threats, highlighting the pressing need for a proactive cybersecurity approach. As we hurtle towards 2024, […]

What to do if I have been hacked?

What to do if I have been hacked

In today’s digital age, we rely heavily on technology to manage our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, this also means that we’re at a higher risk of being hacked. Sometimes the signs of a hack are subtle: being logged out of your social media accounts, or a small but suspicious charge on your bank statement. […]

5 ways to improve your personal cybersecurity

How to improve your personal cybersecurity

“Anytime, anywhere” has become the enterprise workforce’s mantra. Employees in remote and home offices, as well as those on the road, can stay productive by utilizing cloud applications, collaboration tools, and personal devices connected to their corporate network.  Personal data and information are more vulnerable than ever in an increasingly digital world. A cyberattack is […]

How to develop an effective cybersecurity strategy 

How to develop an effective cybersecurity strategy

Many businesses are becoming aware of the threat that cyberattacks pose to their operations, reputation, and revenues.  We see the new wave of companies investing in security controls such as monitoring tools, multifactor authentication, security awareness training, and other security best practices that have their advantages.  A truly secure company has a solid cybersecurity strategy […]

5 reasons why general software updates are important

Why software updates are important

You’ve probably seen those little pop-up windows before. They notify you that software updates for your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device are available. And of course, you might be tempted to use the “Remind me later” feature. Don’t do it. Alternatively, don’t put off updating your software for too long. Software updates are critical […]

Why it is important to use multi-layered security

Importance of multi layered security

Cybercrime is one of the most serious challenges that most businesses face. The threat is constantly evolving and has the potential to be devastating. Financially, the consequences of a cyberattack or data breach can be enormous, not only in terms of financial loss and the cost of putting things right, but also in terms of […]

8 things your employees should know about phishing

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When was the last time you clicked on a link? The answer is likely to be recent, whether it comes from your social media feed, a work email, or a text message. They are everywhere. We are constantly bombarded with them in our personal, professional, and social lives. One of the most effective methods used […]

How to conduct a security risk assessment

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The pandemic provided threat actors with numerous new opportunities to try to infiltrate corporate networks and cloud systems. Businesses had to quickly bring new systems online to support their remote employees as more employees moved to remote working arrangements. The size of attack surfaces grew rapidly, and companies struggled to keep up due to a […]

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