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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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The Ten Biggest Lies in Cybersecurity

1 Prevention is futile About 10 years ago, long before the ransomware pandemic began, the powers that be decided that cyber prevention was futile, and cyber security should exclusively focus on reaction. Development and improvements to legacy preventative solutions were halted in favor of reactive architectures such as antivirus, EDR, XDR, and EPP. A more …

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Will The #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters Movement Drive Change?

It has been a couple weeks since I have written to you all. First, I want to say thank you for your continued support for the #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters movement. There have been a few Twitter accounts, with a significant following, that have retweeted posts about the #AWLM movement — we just need to keep it up. …

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The #AWLM movement appears to be gaining traction after a surge in cyber crime.

#AWLM Movement Gains Traction Amidst Cyber Crime Spikes

It’s getting scarier out there. It’s only Tuesday and I’ve read about four different ransomware attacks that led to millions being paid out to the hackers, and resulted in data breaches of the company’s clients. When will the world get it? #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters #AWLM The Key to Cyber Protection First and foremost, I want to say …

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The #ApplicationWhitelistingMovement begins.

Join the #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters Movement

Thank you for being a loyal PC Matic customer.  Your continued support has put PC Matic in the unique position to solve ransomware through application whitelisting.  We are humbled and inspired in your belief in us and our technologies. In April, a public-private task force including Microsoft, Amazon, the National Governors Association, the FBI, Secret …

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PC Matic Q2 Wrap Up

A View From The Top We liken ransomware to a virus, but this analogy no longer works.  Think about this — you go to the doctor, and learn you have a virus.  In your mind, you think, alright it’ll run its course and after a few days, life will return to normal.  No big deal. …

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PC Pitstop – A View from The Top

Late last year, Marriott revealed over 500 million customer records were breached and exposed.  The Marriott breach is the latest of escalating breaches of our nation’s infrastructure. Breach after breach, and what is not made clear, is what this means to individuals and businesses.  Who should be concerned and why? In March of this year, …

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PC Pitstop: A View from the Top

2018 was a disappointment.  We had record revenue and solid profits, but my expectations are much larger.  Our work is important and PC Pitstop needs to be part of the dialog on cyber security, and as cyber crime runs undeterred in our society. We have a message and story to tell.  Here’s that story. Superior …

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PC Pitstop, Makers of PC Matic, Offers a View from the Top

In May, I gave a presentation to security professionals at Yankee Stadium.  Part of my presentation referenced the recent ransomware infection in the City of Atlanta. As I proceeded, I viewed blank faces and not one head nodding.  “Who knows what happened in Atlanta?”, I inquired. No one raised their hand. I paused the presentation …

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A View from the Top – Rob Cheng

The Prevention Message We entered the channel with Synnex in March 2016.  Shortly after, we inked a consulting arrangement with Gartner Corporation, the largest IT consulting group in the world.  Included in that agreement was a pass to Gartner’s Risk and Security Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.  Thousands upon thousands of IT security professionals from …

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A Message From The CEO

The second quarter of 2017 is in the books and we hit a record. Year over year revenue grew a whopping 32%. I am proud of that, but we really are just beginning. It is time to grow. There are two factors driving Q2’s outstanding results. First was the worldwide ransomware news about the WannaCry …

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Fileless infections – Ransomware’s latest trick

If one thought May 2017’s WannaCry ransomware scare was bad, it’s just the beginning. Each year, as more ransoms are paid, the cybercriminals have more capital to invest in new technologies and techniques. One of their most promising techniques is fileless infections or scripting attacks. Historically, malware and now ransomware sneaked a program onto a …

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Views From The Top – Letter From PC Pitstop CEO

The last three months have been powerful and eventful.  Since the last newsletter, we made public the results of a ground breaking security test in cooperation with AV Comparatives. Many security products avoid public testing, and this test was the first to include all security products in one comprehensive test.  The test broke out ransomware …

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Malwarebytes Removes PC Matic PUA Categorization

PC Pitstop is pleased to announce that Malwarebytes is no longer flagging PC Matic as a potentially unwanted program. Both applications can once again co-exist on systems. The Malwarebytes detection began on December 5th, and we initiated efforts to resolve the issue. On December 23rd, we made contact with the proper people at Malwarebytes. After …

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