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How Ransomware Incidents Increased in 2021

How Ransomware Incidents Increased in 2021

The 2021 headlines were dominated throughout the year by ransomware attacks that devastated businesses in every industry.

Some of these landmark attacks included the strikes on the Colonial Pipeline, meatpacking company JBS Foods, the National Basketball Association, insurer CNA, Kaseya, and other organizations. Continue reading

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Top Security Threats in Cloud Computing and How to Mitigate Them

Top Security Threats in Cloud Computing and How to Mitigate Them

Cloud adoption continues to rise across every industry, with one estimate predicting that 90% of enterprises in 2022 will utilize cloud systems at least in some form, and 70% of organizations reporting that ‌they plan to increase their budget for cloud services in the future. It’s no surprise — the cloud allows organizations to increase their technology capabilities and flexibility, often with a better pricing structure. Continue reading

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Why MSPs Should Reassess Their Cybersecurity Strategies in 2022

Why MSPs Should Reassess Their Cybersecurity Strategies in 2022

Cyberattacks have dominated headlines over the past year (and more), showing the very real risk that faces organizations of every size and shape today. These attacks have caused massive data loss, crippled critical infrastructure systems, stolen money and hindered hospitals’ ability to provide care, among many other impacts. Continue reading

Are You Doing Enough for Cybersecurity?

Are You Doing Enough for Cybersecurity?

You only have to turn on the TV or open the morning newspaper to understand the impact that cyberattacks are having on businesses and individuals around the world. In 2021 alone, there were a reported 1,862 successful data breaches, up nearly double from the previous year, and the corporate world was experiencing approximately 925 attacks per week on average. Continue reading

Why Password Management Is More Important Today Than Ever Before

Why Password Management Is More Important Today Than Ever Before

Why Password Management Is More Important Today Than Ever Before

Managed service providers (MSPs) play a critical role in protecting clients from the latest cybersecurity threats. While this can involve some complex software implementations and service offerings, it can also mean helping clients to master the cybersecurity basics, such as eliminating weak passwords. Continue reading

How Ransomware Gangs Are Recruiting Insiders

How Ransomware Gangs Are Recruiting Insiders

How Ransomware Gangs Are Recruiting Insiders

2021 has been a banner year for ransomware and other types of cyberattacks. Attacks have crippled fuel pipelines, prevented hospitals from delivering critical care, stopped students from being able to go to school, and halted factory production lines (to name just a few impacts). The devastating effects of these attacks can be found most days on the front page of the newspaper, or are felt behind the scenes by companies scrambling to remediate their systems and ensure they can keep their livelihoods afloat. Continue reading

5 Largest Ransomware Attacks of 2021 Explained

The Five Largest Ransomware Attacks of 2021 Explained

The Five Largest Ransomware Attacks of 2021 Explained

2021 was a banner year for ransomware, which is a type of malicious software that encrypts files, disrupts the operations of companies, and asks for a ransom in exchange for the release of the data. Attacks have devastated companies of all shapes and sizes, and crippled hospitals, fuel pipelines, food supply organizations and more. Continue reading