Year: 2020

Ransomware In 2021

Where We’ve Been We’ve written extensively this year about the explosion of ransomware. We thought 2020 was bad enough with a 350% increase in ransomware in two years, but then the SolarWinds hack hit and changed the game. Ransomware evolves. As new technologies come out to beat it, ransomware changes its face. At first, we …

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Rob’s Reading Picks

Books For A New Year “I read for different reasons.  Sometimes just to relax.  Other times to just experience how a good writer tells a story.  I like reading biographies particularly of musicians.  But if I throw that all out, I also read to learn to influence how I think and approach problems.” – PC …

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Listen Up; Cybersecurity Podcasts

Everything That’s Old Is New Again Trends always circle back. We’ve watched for decades as fashion has recycled itself. The bell bottoms of the 60s turned up in 90s fashion. Classic cocktails have found new life with the quarantine crowd. Even the old furniture my grandmother refused to part with has now been relabeled “mid-century” …

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Term To Know: Patch Management

Don’t Skip The Features Have you ever read over the list of things your antivirus does and come across the words “patch management?” Maybe you know what it means, or maybe you glossed over it. I used to do that. Glossing over terms I didn’t understand that were included in products I purchased was pretty …

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Remote Work in 2021

It’s Not A Trend Google cemented the idea that remote work was here to stay when they announced they would continue with the model through September of 2021. Even before Google’s announcement, before the pandemic, remote work was picking up steam. Study after study has proven that remote workers are happier and more productive. PC …

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Review: Which Mesh WiFi system should you buy this holiday season?

This holiday season, in a tradition like many before it, families around the world will splurge on gifts for their loved ones. Every year these gifts consist of a higher percentage of technology products than the previous year, while all relying on the wireless networks in our homes. There is a wide selection of smart …

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Chain of Attack

How Your Facebook Can Lead To A Ransomware Attack I talk a lot about social media, cookies, and data mining. It’s not just here on Tech Talk either. My friends and family’s eyes glaze over when I start waxing poetic on always modifying cookie settings or locking down your Facebook profile. But I also believe …

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Homeland Security Startup Studio

Save The Date The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is starting off the year with a brand new endeavor. January 7th, 2021 will see the unveiling of the new DHS Startup Studio. From 2:30p to 4:30p EST, the department will introduce The Startup Studio. The Startup Studio The DHS Startup Studio is a collaborative effort …

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Cyber Attacks on Hospitals

Cyber Attacks on Hospitals – Healthcare Halt Ends Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Honor Among Thieves Cyber Attacks on Hospitals. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many cyber hackers gave the impression that healthcare facilities would be “off limits.” They called a ceasefire of sorts on an already stressed out medical system. Unfortunately, that appears to be over. The halt was never widely publicized nor was it …

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