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Review of Mark Hughes’s article “5 Lessons We Learned From Our Ransomware Attack”

Xchanging, a subsidiary of DXC based in the UK,  was attacked with ransomware on July 4th, 2020.  Mark Hughes, senior vice president of offerings and strategic partners at DXC Technology, wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review titled “5 Lessons We Learned From Our Ransomware Attack”. Hughes explains that a message was received from

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Baltimore County Public Schools Close Due to Ransomware Attack

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) reopened last week after closing due to a ransomware attack. This attack was particularly impactful as students are learning virtually during the COVID – 19 pandemic. Before they could reopen, the school district made sure that teachers and staff could access their equipment without it being compromised. BCPS is the

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Decade Wrap-up

A whole decade has passed since 2010. Where has the time gone? A lot has changed with technology and the tech industry in the last 10 years. This article explores some of those changes in ransomware, net neutrality, social media, and the Internet of Things.  Ransom, What? Ransomware is a nasty malware that either locks

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

The best way to avoid cyberattacks is to be prepared. Small businesses are especially at risk of attack because they are like low hanging fruit to hackers – the most vulnerable, with the least amount of security policies and practices implemented. A little prevention will save you a lot of headache and money in the

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10 Scary Ransomware Statistics

The bottom line is this: when it comes to cyberattacks your business better be ready because it’s not “if” an attack will occur but “when”. This article is a wake-up call to anyone thinking they can get by with minimal cybersecurity.  The investment in cybersecurity far outweighs the costs. 1. It’s predicted that according to

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Honda Gets Hit With Ransomware

Honda, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers with 200,000 staff and factories around the world, has fallen victim to ransomware. The cyberattack brought production to a halt at some Honda facilities. It is publicized that Snake ransomware, also known as Ekans, is most likely responsible for the attack. “Snake, like other file-encrypting malware, scrambles files

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Fibernet Managed Services Can Help YOU Maintain HIPAA Compliance

The Coronavirus has the world in a mess right now. Businesses have been forced to go virtual or temporarily shut down; restaurants are trying to adapt by offering takeout and pickup. As of March 30, 30 states in the US have issued statewide stay at home orders,while other states have multiple counties who have issued

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