Author: Alexandra Driscoll

There has been some debate recently about what to do if you are attacked with ransomware. Ransomware is a form of cyber attack that loads malware into computer systems that encrypts the files. The only way to break the encryption is with a “key”. The...

A company’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is yet another potential entry point for hackers looking to steal precious information. You’re probably thinking, “This article is some kind of joke, right? My HVAC system can’t be hacked”. Unfortunately this isn’t a joke - a...

A recent report by KPMG surveyed 223 senior IT and security executives from different healthcare organizations and institutions and found that 81% of those questioned - all of which claimed more than $500M in annual revenues - experienced a security breach in the last two years. In other words, four out...

Imagine you’re scrolling through pages on Amazon looking for the next great book or just ordering some more paper towels. You see that recommendation Amazon just gave you, one that's right up your alley? That’s artificial intelligence at its finest - ever-present though many don't realize...

Political leanings aside, the Obama administration released a new cybersecurity initiative aimed at beefing up protection and awareness within the government and around the country. Considering the various breaches and cyber attacks experience by both the private and public sector this past year alone, the proposed...

Back in the 80’s and 90’s computer viruses on your computer equaled hours of hand-wringing and dread. However, a few computer-loving individuals decided to showcase some of the ‘fun’ behind computer viruses - by creating an online museum full of them. The Malware Museum, created by Mikko Hypponen...

Anti-virus software - friend or foe? At one point it was easy to say the odds were in favor of installing these programs, though it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. According to various vulnerabilities researchers, dozens of reputable names in the antivirus software industry...

Many of us have lives that revolve around being “connected”, and we often don’t suspect someone could use the Internet for harm. Unfortunately, cyber crime is at it’s highest levels and this fact has companies like Google concerned for their users' online safety. Most of the concern centers around malicious advertising and phishing,...

Backing up critical data is an extremely important aspect of any business’ infrastructure, and technological advancements have made it easier to do so, thereby restoring your company to its normal status after data loss. However, many companies aren’t sure how often to back up their data, or what...

Wendy's announced that an investigation began this week into the possibility of a data breach at several of its restaurant locations across the Midwest and East Coast, after a number of financial institutions reported suspicious activity on customer accounts. “We began investigating immediately,” said spokesman Bob Bertini. A Wendy’s...