FBI Issues PSA About Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

In an October 18th Public Service Announcement released by the FBI; the agency warned that individuals applying for Federal Student Loan forgiveness under the Biden administration’s Student Loan Debt Relief Plan may be targeted by scammers. Since the announcement of the plan in August; borrowers have received phone calls, text messages, and even emails from …

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How To Update Drivers

Keeping your device drivers up to date on your Windows machine is a great way to ensure that all apps, devices, and processes run smoothly and operate to the extent of their potential. Feel free to read the brief description of how to update Windows drivers below. If you’d like more in-depth information, you can …

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What is Application Whitelisting?

Application whitelisting, also referred to as application allowlisting, application execution control, and software asset management, is a cybersecurity measure that provides only approved applications access to the network and any endpoints on the network. Utilizing a default-deny, zero trust approach to cybersecurity, application whitelisting ensures that any unwanted, untrusted, unknown, or unauthorized applications will not …

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Why Our Bi-Annual Company Meetings Are So Important

Since our inception in 1999, PC Matic has been a work from home company. This comes with many advantages such as having the flexibility to make your own schedule and enjoying a greater work-life balance.  Many employees at PC Matic juggle their full-time responsibilities at the company while also keeping their children at home to …

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Why Good Cyber Advice Is in Short Supply

The first Cybersecurity Awareness Month was in 2004.  The first ransomware was in 2013.  The Colonial Pipeline infection was in 2020.  Cybersecurity awareness has never been higher.  Yet cybersecurity deteriorates not due to low awareness but poor advice from the “experts”.  Let’s fix this. Delete Kaspersky.  The Trump administration booted Russian-made Kaspersky,  then Best Buy, Staples and Office Depot followed suit.  Yet Kaspersky …

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Cybersecurity Threats: 2022 Trends to Keep an Eye On

Whether they sell most of their products online or at retail stores, brands must take steps to protect their customers’ data and finances against various cybersecurity threats, including malware attacks, identity thieves, and other malicious actors. Fortunately, the cyber security industry is always evolving to keep pace with its competition. To prepare you for the …

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PC Matic Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

Myrtle Beach, SC – Today, American-based cybersecurity firm, PC Matic, announced it has received authorization from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its federal application execution control solution, PC Matic Federal. PC Matic’s Authorization to Operate (ATO) is at the moderate impact level through partnership from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). …

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Securing The Homeland

In March 2022, the Biden administration announced that cyberattacks from Russia were imminent.   Although this is untrue, it shines a light on how unprepared the federal government and the rest of the country are for a nation-state attack. A nation-state attack is exponentially more serious than ransomware.  Unlike ransomware, a nation attack does not attempt …

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