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How Do We Protect Kids Online?

Top 5 Layered Defenses Parents and Small Schools Can Use to Protect Kids Online Recently we were featured on NBC for a story @KeithJones did on new online games and apps kids are using that puts them at risk. To further the flow of information, we also provide the following. At Layer 8 Security, our clients are other businesses to which we preach that a layered defense is the best method to either stop or minimize the damage from a [...]

New Prevention Tactics for Avoiding Malware

In an effort to combat the epidemic of ransomware attacks, the FBI identified key steps to help prevent a breach. There are over 4000 ransomware attacks per day, and the number is expected to increase. Individuals and businesses need to protect themselves against this insidious intrusion. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to extort money from businesses and individuals. It encrypts data on a home computer or business network, and in some cases seeks out connected backups to encrypt [...]

Gone Phishing

      CNN has declared 2016 ‘Year of the Ransomware.’ In a recent report from Ponemon, 90% of US companies surveyed have been breached at least once. (http://www.computerworld.com/article/2509366/security0/90--of-companies-say-they-ve-been-hacked--survey.html) Criminal Phishing and Spear Phishing campaigns continue to be successful. They extort millions of dollars from government agencies, companies and non-profit organizations. Businesses need to know how vulnerable they are; and to define a metric, use internal Phishing campaigns to determine risk.   Companies are not disclosing specific internal phishing campaign [...]

The Developing Cybersecurity Marketplace

The Economist recently published an article, "Cyber-security: The cost of immaturity" in their November 7th edition. In the article, the authors discuss how the "business of protecting against computer hacking is booming." To quote part of their article, "A report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch reckons the market is $75 billion a year now and will be $170 billion by 2020. Not only is demand soaring, but barriers to entry are low. Anyone able to spout out a bit [...]