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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Protecting Healthcare Networks Against Threats

In today’s digitally connected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern for all industries. However, for the healthcare industry, the failure to ensure resilience against cyber threats could be a matter of life and death. According to a 2018 Thales Security Report, a staggering 77% of US healthcare organizations have been breached at some point in […]

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A Family Affair: Protecting Your Home Networks & Devices

There has been an enormous increase in attacks on mobile and IoT devices in recent years. In 2018, one third of all attacks targeted mobile devices, and IoT attacks grew 600% between 2016 and 2017. While these attacks are not new news for businesses, they are now impacting home and personal users who do not […]

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Security is Everyone’s Responsibility in the Organization

The days when security was only the IT department’s headache are long gone. Today, everyone in an organization has to take personal responsibility for security and network safety. A big reason is the transformation in the modern workplace. In the past, IT departments had strict control over gateways, firewalls, and networks. With the advent of […]

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ScoutIQ™ Stops WannaCry Ransomware Before It Reaches Networks

Global Ransomware Targeting Windows Computers Claims Thousands of Victims; Untangle’s NG Firewall with Integrated ScoutIQ Threat Intelligence Prevents Ransomware Infections at the Gateway, Keeping Customers Safe WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need to Know Last Friday, May 13, news broke of an ongoing, global ransomware attack against more than 230,000 Windows computers in 150 countries, notably […]

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3 Network Horror Stories that Keep IT Up at Night

Any horror fan knows that the best – not to mention most bone-chilling – stories are always rooted in truth. The same is true for network attacks and breaches, which help to paint painful lessons for any company’s IT department. These are the frightening real-life tales that keep IT workers up at night, contemplating the […]

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4 Scariest Threats to your Network

It’s that time of year again: Children dress up in costume, adults adorn their houses with spooky decorations and it’s simply fun to be a little scared. And while this spirit of ghouls, ghosts and goblins surrounds us during the fall, there’s nothing fun about threats to your company’s network. This asset literally forms the […]

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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 […]

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The network’s role in IoT security

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest trends in the technology world today, growing by leaps and bounds. According to Gartner, an estimated 6.4 billion connected objects will be in existence by the end of this year, and approximately 25 billion IP-connected things may be around in 2020. Should these predictions come true, […]

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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 […]

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