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  1. Business Cybersecurity News: Early November, 2020

    New data confirms that ransomware remains a major threat for small and mid-size businesses, and extortion was taken to a new level this month – here’s what’s happening in the cybersecurity world right now. Coveware Q3 2020 Report Details Ransomware Risks Ransomware response company Coveware has released their quarterly ransomware report, which provides a wealth…

  2. Beware of Fake Bank Account Login Pages

    On the day of his assassination, Abraham Lincoln signed the act that created the Secret Service.  It wasn’t created to protect presidents, however.  It was created to combat counterfeiting – around one-third of all currency in the US was counterfeit in the 1860s.  We’ve been fighting counterfeiting ever since; counterfeiters figure out how to make…

  3. Business Cybersecurity News: Late October, 2020

    Phishing emails continue to grow more sophisticated, ransomware is identifying high-value victims, and cloud-native apps are a growing security problem.  Here’s what’s happening right now in the world of SMB cybersecurity.  Ransomware Now Picking Victims – A ransomware variant has recently been spotted using PowerShell scripts that help identify high-value victims.  Once access to a…

  4. For Most Employees, Culture Drives Productivity

    When COVID-19 hit in March, there was a lot of fast movement by IT teams to get employees working productively from home.  Most people felt like the following few weeks would be a very challenging time.  But then weeks out of the office started to look more like months and then quarters, and the focus…

  5. What is Credential Stuffing, and Why Does It Matter?

    Have you been in a situation where you didn’t have access to your password for a website or app and couldn’t remember it?  One of the most annoying things about this situation is when you guess incorrectly a few times and the account gets locked.  Depending on which website you’re trying to use, unlocking the…

  6. Business Cybersecurity News: Early October, 2020

    “Land and expand” was dangerous enough when it was used as a sales strategy.  Now, it’s increasingly being deployed by cybercriminals to maximize their profits.  Here’s what’s happening this month in cybersecurity news. Microsoft Office is a Top Target for Cyberattacks With so many people working from home, Office365 has become one of the most…

  7. Cyberattacks Pose as Cybersecurity Training

    If you received one of the “Nigerian Prince” scam emails in the earlier days of the internet, you may have been left wondering who exactly falls for those things.  The story was implausible and the grammar was terrible.  But the reality is that today’s scammers are far, far more creative when it comes to building…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…