What You Need to Know This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October often conjures up images of fall leaves, pumpkin lattes, and Halloween. But for IT Security professionals and organizations it’s something more; it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a government and industry partnership initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide information on how […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on What You Need to Know This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and have recently been front page news with attacks on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS Food and Kaseya. This ever-evolving malware can encrypt your files and block access to them. Previous ransomware attacks stole or accessed data and held that hostage while demanding a ransom and threatening to leak or […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks

Is Your Network Security Ready to Get Students Back to the Classroom?

As more districts and universities re-open for in-person classes again, it’s hard not to reflect on the turmoil of the last year. At the blink of an eye students were sent home to learn, leaving IT departments scrambling to find secure distance learning solutions, often with no additional budget or staff. Compounding the challenge was […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Is Your Network Security Ready to Get Students Back to the Classroom?

Ransomware 2021 has evolved. Are you keeping up with network security?

As we head deeper into 2021, it’s beginning to feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and we can all take a deep breath. 2020 was a tumultuous year, one marked by a global pandemic, natural disasters and civil unrest. Last year also saw record number cybercrime complaints, with the FBI […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Ransomware 2021 has evolved. Are you keeping up with network security?

Can Zero Trust security models work with your VPN?

One lesson from the last year that most companies seemed to have learned is that cyber criminals don’t take time off. During the pandemic, cyberattacks increased with the FBI’s Cyber Division receiving between 3,000 and 4,000 cybersecurity complaints a day, compared to pre-pandemic rates of 1,000/day. As bad actors took advantage of vulnerable work-from-home IT […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Can Zero Trust security models work with your VPN?

How hospitals can get control over their sprawling networks

Hospitals are more commonly embracing digitalization and the benefits of our increasingly connected world. Whether due to pressure from government regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the ongoing goal to improve patient care, the health care industry’s investment in IT and network technology has risen significantly as of late. According […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How hospitals can get control over their sprawling networks

How to keep ransomware attacks away from backups

Since its emergence,  the numerous variants of ransomware have wreaked havoc on networks and computers worldwide. By encrypting files and not releasing them until a ransom is paid, ransomware has proven to be especially effective and lucrative for cybercriminals. Even backups are no longer safe from ransomware. But, with a little knowledge and the right […]

Posted in Inside Untangle Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How to keep ransomware attacks away from backups