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Rob Cheng Discusses Cybersecurity Careers and More

Creating Curriculum for HGTC Rob Cheng, PC Matic’s enigmatic CEO, sat down again with Liz Calloway today. First, they discussed the Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new cyber certification program. Rob is particularly excited about the jump into healthcare IT focused cybersecurity. It’s long overdue. Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable cybersecurity landscapes. As we know, …

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PC Matic’s Corey Munson Joins Julian Lee to Talk About Cybersecurity

Part of the Prevention PC Matic’s Corey Munson joined eChannelNews’ Julian Lee yesterday for a chat about the state of cybersecurity. If you read the guest post by retired FBI Cybercrimes agent Scott Augenbaum, you’ll know he firmly believes that 90% of cyberattacks can be prevented. In the beginning of Julian and Corey’s chat, they …

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Acer Hit With Largest Ransom Demand In History

No Official Word Acer manufactures computers. Laptops, desktops, and monitors are what they’re commonly known for. It seems this past week, however, they’ve been concentrating on someone else’s technology. On March 18th, the Taiwanese tech giant was hit with REvil ransomware. The ransomware gang posted several images of what they claimed were stolen Acer financial …

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App Security

It’s Not All About Malware We’ve talked before about the ability malware has to infect your phone. But it’s not always about malware. Malware, for reference, means any software with malicious intent. This does include ransomware, but also includes code with the ability to record keystrokes or simply saddle you with something that breaks your …

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9-1-1 Dispatch Center Attacked: Rob Cheng Speaks Out

The Attack Tuesday evening, the Tri-County Public Safety Network operating in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties were hacked. Reports mention the attack happened around 9:30pm and no services in Albany county were disrupted. Officials worked through the night with vendors and the state Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the impacts, …

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Ransomware Costs: Ransomware Payouts Jumped More Than 300% in 2020

Money, Money, Money Ransomware Costs! Ransomware is profitable, but just how profitable is it? Initial reports for 2020 are in and the payday was huge. BankInfoSecurity.com reported that there was about “370 million in known 2020 ransomware profits. Via ransoms that got paid – which represents a 336% increase over known 2019 earnings…” These numbers are …

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Help Reduce Unknown Calls

You Can Silence Unknown Calls Do you get a slew of calls from numbers you don’t recognize? Not only are unrecognized numbers spamming our phones, they can lead to scammers getting in touch with us. It’s frustrating. It can feel intimidating. Mostly, though, it’s an increasing nuisance. So what can you do? There are several …

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