CyberNINES is a veteran-owned small business, our president, Scott Singer, along with several other employees are retired Navy veterans. So, this month we decided our cybersecurity focus would be "Loose Lips Sink Ships!" an old-time navy reference to "beware of unguarded talk". We thought this idiom funnily represents one of the biggest cyber threats today known as Social Engineering.
NEWS & UPDATES
What is Ransomware?
What if a hacker assumed your identity and defrauded your customers, friends, and family? Just the thought is enough to give you sleepless nights.
In this Month's Episode we interview our friend Luis Alveraz from Alveraz Technology Group (check him out on LinkedIn)
Small businesses often rely on Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to handle their IT needs including cybersecurity. However, ransomware targets companies of all sizes, and small businesses are especially vulnerable to supply chain attacks. In this July Newsletter of Cyber Security Summit | Minneapolis, MN Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES, shares a few basic strategies for small businesses to protect themselves from ransomware supply chain attacks.
Ransomware has become more prevalent than ever, and predictions are that it will continue to be a major form of cybercrime in the coming years. Ransomware is a type of malware designed to encrypt files or even entire drives so that the business infected can no longer access these files or systems without the key to unlock the encryption, which of course is not available unless a ransom is paid, almost always via a cryptocurrency. This can have a devastating effect on the attacked organization, creating an atmosphere of desperation, that can be mitigated with the preparation or avoided altogether with strategic prevention.
Cyber Security Tips for Working from Home
The current technologies enable us to control our home devices on our smartphones from any location. While many of us are also working from home, phishing, scams, malware and other cyber-related threats are becoming more frequent. Cybercriminals often rely on human error ― clicking on a malicious link in an email or failing to update the antivirus or install software patches. Cybersecurity is everyone’s job and requires everyone’s participation from the top management to the newest employees. #BeCyberSmart and support the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with CyberNINES. Share these tips with your organization and start securing your home environment.