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  1. Business Cybersecurity News: Late September, 2020

    With so many companies employing basic antivirus and anti-malware software, cybercriminals are having to work harder to get their payout.  They’re getting around these programs by recompiling ransomware programs to avoid detection. They’re also using web-based applications to move around businesses’ data – or their money.  Here’s what’s happening in cybersecurity right now. New Cybersecurity…

  2. WingSwept Again Recognized as a Best Place to Work in the Triangle in 2020

    While 2020 has been completely different than anybody could have predicted, one thing has held true, WingSwept was again recognized with Best Places to Work awards. Business North Carolina magazine named WingSwept the #1 Triangle-based company in the Medium Employer Category (50-249 employees), and #4 in the state of North Carolina in their 2020 Best…

  3. Two Situations Where Delaying Hardware Purchases Makes Sense

    It’s been a year of uncertainty.  Nobody knows when schools will fully open.  Nobody knows when offices will open. Nobody knows when they’ll go to an arena, if there will be another stimulus, or who will be president in six months.  It’s natural in these situations for businesses to minimize expenses so they can stay…

  4. Three Ways Your “Secure” Cloud Can Leak Data

    The safest way to survive in a big corporation is to always make the obvious choice.  If you’re tasked with buying tablets for a division, always buy the iPad.  If you choose iPads and they work poorly, nobody will give you too much grief for picking the obvious choice.  But if you go with Lenovo…

  5. Business Cybersecurity News: Early September, 2020

      Since COVID-19 started, 20% of companies have already been hit with a cyberattack.  New types of attacks are hitting companies more quickly, avoiding detection from antivirus software.  And a recent phishing campaign uses your own website against you.  Here’s the latest cybersecurity news. Malwarebytes Survey: 20% of Businesses Hit with Cyberattack Due to Work-From-Home…

  6. Permission for Access?  Who’s Asking?

    Earlier in the smartphone days, they didn’t all come with a built-in ‘flashlight’ feature.  It was one of the easiest apps in the world to make – all it does is toggle your camera flash off and on – so it was quickly created by app developers and added to Google’s app store. Unfortunately, some…

  7. Business Cybersecurity News: Late August, 2020

    A cybersecurity training company gets educated.  Most employees don’t get cybersecurity education.  And over a hundred companies mined cryptocurrency for cybercriminals on their Amazon cloud servers .  Here’s what’s happening in cybersecurity in the last couple of weeks.   Cybersecurity Training Company SANS Hit by Cyberattack; 28,000 Items Stolen Major cybersecurity training company SANS was…

  8. Don’t Add New Technology Without Securing It!

    According to ADT, around 20% of homes in the US have a home security system.  Most of them probably value the system, even if half of them are trying to figure out how to get out of the long-term contract they signed. That 20% figure is about half as large as the 39% who have…

  9. A Growing Concern: Data Loss

    Many businesses have spent the last several months worried about their short- and long-term survival due to the economic shutdown.  After companies deal with the immediate needs of working remotely and revenue preservation, however, it’s a great time to address some of the other events that can quickly turn profitable companies upside down.  This is…

  10. Ransomware: Now with More Extortion

    Ransomware is still all over the place – attacks are up more than 20% in 2020.  But a ransomware-only attack is quickly being replaced by more sophisticated – and ruthless – attacks. In a traditional ransomware attack, a cyber criminal finds a way onto business networks (often with stolen usernames and passwords) and runs software…