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How to Transform Any Office Into a VOIP Video Conferencing Studio

Video conferencing is the wave of the future. In fact, the business world is so eager for video conferencing to become the primary form of communication that we’ve been fantasizing about it in sci-fi for decades before the technology was ready. So it’s no surprise that most quality business-suite VOIP packages include a section of features dedicated to video calls, video conferencing, and video telecommuting. Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Never Pay Ransomware Demands

In the last few years there have been a lot of news articles and upsetting stories about companies and their websites ravaged by the ransomware trend. While the tactic isn’t exactly new, this type of encryption-based malware has become an alarmingly popular trend among the hacker communities that target both businesses and private computers. The oh-so-clever idea is not just to do damage like worms that simply delete files or spyware that silently steals data. Instead, hackers stand a chance to directly make a little (or a lot) of cash off their victims by holding their precious files hostage and demanding a crypto-currency ransom.  Continue Reading

The 7 Types of Social Hacking

 

The 90% Dilemma

Human error accounts for 90% of all business data breaches. In study after study, we find that firewalls and monitoring and encryption can only do so much. But 90% of data breaches are primarily caused by employees and sometimes customers getting phished, hacked, and fooled. Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report found this, and Willis Towers Watson consultancy found this by examining insurance claims. A study done by the Kasperky cybersecurity firm found the same result. Every time we study the issue of security breaches, human error and social hacking victims make up 90% of the incidents. Continue Reading