Security Alerts




Historical Cryptography Ciphers

Like most technologies, encryption has evolved throughout the years from simple origins. While modern encryption relies on complex computational operations, older encryption ciphers were rudimentary and easy to break (more…)

May 25, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

If the Guardians of the Galaxy Were Hackers…

Earlier this month, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 took box offices by storm (more…)

May 22, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Once Stolen, What Do Hackers Do With Your Data?

It’s a common question:?What happens to your data after a hacker steals it? Understanding the nuts and bolts of an attacker’s post-hack routine is not only interesting, but it could also help you minimize the damage if your data is stolen. (Note that the following information is a general overview of the most common steps […] Read More – Once Stolen, What Do Hackers Do With Your Data? (more…)

May 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Lessons From Tinder On Using Word-of-Mouth Marketing in Social Media

Whatever your feelings regarding online dating, it’s hard to deny that Tinder is a master at word-of-mouth digital marketing. The dating app grew from 20,000 to 500,000 users in less than a month and had more than one million paying subscribers and over 50 million total users by the end of 2016. Social media was […] Read More – Lessons From Tinder On Using Word-of-Mouth Marketing in Social Media (more…)

May 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Could a U.S. Congressional Bill Prevent Cyber-Weapon Stockpiling?

ZDNet is reporting that several bipartisan lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to prevent the mass leaking of government-owned hacking tools. The bicameral bill would force the government to turn over its arsenal of cyber weapons to an?independent review board that would decide which vulnerabilities to secure.? It specifically states:?“(A) In General. – The […] Read More – Could a U.S (more…)

May 17, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

WatchGuard Wins Six Awards at This Year’s Network Product Guide 2017 IT World Awards and Takes Gold in Two Categories

WatchGuard Wins Six Awards at This Year’s Network Product Guide 2017 IT World Awards and Takes Gold in Two Categories WatchGuard wins six awards from this year’s?Network Product Guide 2017 IT World Awards, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide. The awards acknowledge active participants from a broad spectrum of the IT industry: products […] Read More – WatchGuard Wins Six Awards at This Year’s Network Product Guide 2017 IT World Awards and Takes Gold in Two Categories (more…)

May 17, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

With GDPR, a New Global Data Security Regulatory Cycle Begins

It’s no surprise that as the stakes associated with a potential breach rise, legislators respond by proposing new privacy and data security laws. However, in replacing an incredibly outdated data security regulation (EU Directive 95/46/EC), the EU has now adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which sets a new benchmark in data security requirements […] Read More – With GDPR, a New Global Data Security Regulatory Cycle Begins (more…)

May 17, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

How to Defend Against the WCry Global Ransomware Attack

On May 12, an extremely powerful ransomware strain called WCry 2.0 (nicknamed “WannaCry) struck over 90 countries and infected at least 100,000 machines worldwide. The attack primarily focused on Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but also affected many targets globally including UK hospitals, Spanish telecommunications companies, German railroad station terminal computers and FedEx (more…)

May 16, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

WCry 2.0 (WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r) Ransomware Update

On May 12, 2017, an extremely?virulent ransomware variant named WCry 2.0 (also called WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, and WannaCrypt) began to infect organizations across the world. Within several hours, over 75,000 victims were reported in 90+ countries, including hospitals in the UK, telcos in Spain and the Russian ministry, to name a few (more…)

May 16, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

WatchGuard Makes CRN’s 2017 Women of The Channel + Power 100 List

WatchGuard’s Director of Channel Programs, Coletta Vigh has been named one of?CRN’s 2017 Women of The Channel. (more…)

May 15, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts