2016: Year of the Cybercriminal

US$1,000,000,000. That’s the estimated cost of ransomware to individuals and businesses in 2016. In the first quarter of 2016 alone, ransomware cost organizations US$209 million. Keep in mind that ransomware is just one type of cybercriminal activity. Although final numbers for 2016 are not yet known, based on … READ MORE

Brian Heckert January 4th, 2017

Ransomware Hits Light-rail System, Resulting in Lost Revenue

Ransomware really gets around, faster than even the best form of mass transportation can move busy commuters to work. Recently, ransomware caused the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) light-rail system to lose revenue when the organization shut down ticket machines and fare gates as a precaution to … READ MORE

Brian Heckert December 6th, 2016

Losing Data Is No Treat

The truth is, when it comes to Halloween, we all like the treats (the best), but none of us want the tricks (the worst). That’s an easy choice when it’s October 31. But when we’re facing life as it really is, we don’t always get to choose. For … READ MORE

Brian Heckert October 31st, 2016

Cloud Adoption: Strategy vs. Reality

Myths About Migrating to the Cloud Myth 1: Cloud Bursting One of the original highly publicized use-cases for public cloud was bursting. The story made sense: as your demand for compute increased, you would use the public cloud to increase the capacity of your private infrastructure. Like so … READ MORE

Vladimir Mandic September 21st, 2016

Ransomware 101

Ransomware is a worldwide phenomenon that is affecting users all around the globe. According to a recent study published by McAfee Labs, ransomware growth increased by 58 percent for the second quarter of 2015. For all businesses, small or large, the question is not “Will I be a … READ MORE

David Tye July 11th, 2016

Security or Protection: Which One?

Ransomware A long time ago I heard an anecdote that the highest level of security certification was given to a system that sat in a secure room and was isolated from a network. Today we live in a connected world, and that creates much bigger surface areas for … READ MORE

Vladimir Mandic July 5th, 2016
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