Month: February 2020

Ransomware Attacks

28 Criminal Charges Dismissed After Ransomware Corrupts Evidence

Ransomware Corrupted Police Files, Leaving Evidence Inaccessible In April of 2019, the City of Stuart was infected with ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious software the will encrypt, or lock, files leaving them completely inaccessible. From there, the hackers demand a payment in exchange for a decryption key. For Stuart, Florida, that price tag …

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PC Matic named as Best Product: Anti-Malware Winner in Cyber Defense InfoSec Awards 2020!

Cyber Defense Magazine Announces Winners of the InfoSec Awards 2020 Winners of 8th  Annual Coveted Information Security Awards announced today during RSA Conference 2020 SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 24, 2020 – Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine has spent the past six months scouring the globe and found 3,200 companies …

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Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

2020 Cybersecurity Product / Service Awards – Winners and Finalists The 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. Based on the strength of their nomination and the popular vote by members of the Information Security Community (both ratings and comments), we are announcing the following winners and …

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Protect you PC

Whitelisting 101

A different approach to protection To understand why whitelist protection is different, you first should know how the blacklist works. Traditional antivirus, blacklist, works by making a list of all the known “bad things” and then blocking them from a computer. This approach means you need multiple layers of protection. Often, you’ll see firewalls, email …

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PC Matic Shield

PC Matic Support Scams

Avoid being caught by scammers posing as PC Matic There are a million scams out there. According to the FTC, over 3 million in 2019 to be exact. The most prevalent form last year was impostor scams, and PC Matic is not immune to that either. We frequently hear about customers who, instead of contacting …

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Malware, ransomware and viruses infecting schools K-12.

Youth Cyber Education

Teaching America’s youth the importance of cyber security No one is arguing that cyber security is an ongoing problem. Ransomware attacks are rising. As a result of ransomware payments, the ransoms are becoming more expensive. A proactive approach to the ransomware problem lies in the education of America’s youth. Educating youth on a topic, bringing …

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Ransomware Is Not a Detect & Respond Issue

A vast majority of today’s cyber security solutions are failing. Many cyber security vendors are misguided when it comes to cyber security protection. One of the biggest “buzz phrases” in the security world is detect and respond. Therefore, cyber security vendors are deploying an endpoint detect and respond (EDR) component to their existing products. To …

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