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 […]

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How Will Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity Be Seen Moving Forward?

Artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity can be a double-edged sword. While AI can effectively mitigate threats and prevent potential cyberattacks, criminals can also exploit the technology to their advantage – putting businesses and customers at significant risk. This, in turn, increases the need for greater security and protection. We’re still dealing with the side effects […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Untangle SD-WAN Router 3.0 Network Security for Your Workforce

While security breaches of large global companies are often front-page news, SMBs aren’t immune to cyber attacks. In fact, according to the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (2020 DBIR), almost a third of data breaches (28%) in 2020 involved small businesses. Technology may be rapidly advancing to increase protection, yet cybersecurity adversaries continue […]

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Can the healthcare industry stay ahead of cybercriminals?

The healthcare industry, like many others, has been the victim of numerous cyber attacks. In fact, healthcare breaches became front-page news in 2015 with a hack of Anthem Blue Cross, which is still the largest healthcare data breach to date. Since then, attacks have highlighted critical vulnerabilities in the healthcare sector’s networks with attacks causing […]

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How SMBs met the 2020 challenge and predictions for 2021

Throughout these challenging times, our channel partners have kept their finger on the pulse of network security for small and medium businesses (SMBs). In our recent “Voice of the Channel” survey, they gave us some interesting insights on how businesses met the challenges in 2020, and what’s in store for 2021. It’s safe to say […]

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Employee Cybersecurity: Prevent Holiday Shopping from Compromising Your Network

Employees are continuing to work from home as more and more cases of the pandemic come to light. This increase in cases means that working from home is going to continue for more businesses and industries well into 2021. Now, with so many employees working from home, network security has become an important topic of […]

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Q&A with Heather Paunet About Untangle and Education

With K-12 cyber incidents, what are the most common types of incidents, and do we find that one is more successful than another? Heather Paunet Senior Vice President of Product A: According to k12CyberSecure’s K-12 Cybersecurity 2019 Year in Review report, there were 348 publicly disclosed cyber-related incidents targeting schools or school districts. Of these, […]

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The Cost of Ransomware Attacks on Cities

Ransomware attacks on cities are becoming more prevalent with ransom demands increasing with each attack. Recently, two cities have gone against conventional wisdom and decided to pay the ransom amount demanded by hackers who held their cities hostage. This decision has kickstarted the conversation between groups debating the moral implications of giving in to cybercriminals […]

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