Zoom is slapped with an $85 million fine after misleading customers about their security practices.

Zoom Faces $85M Fine After Lying About Encryption & Data Sharing

The video conferencing platform, Zoom, is facing a hefty fine after telling its users they were utilizing end-to-end (E2E) encryption for their platform’s meetings, when they were not. E2E encryption means the video conference would be encrypted, or inaccessible, unless the user provided an access, or decryption code. Zoom claimed they used E2E encryption, when …

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CSO Global Intelligence Report confirms, attack prevention is top of mind.

Attack Prevention is Top of Mind According to Global Report

The CSO Global Intelligence Report: The State of Cybersecurity in 2021 shares some interesting statistics on cybersecurity and the rate of infections. First, over 50% of those surveyed confirmed experiencing an increase in security incidents over the last year. What is more alarming is, nearly half of those infected reported economic damages, loss of productivity, …

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Americans begin the shift to a prevention focused cybersecurity stance with zero-trust technologies.

Cybersecurity Prevention – Is the World Making the Shift?

Fifteen days ago, I wrote about an interview PC Matic Vice President, Corey Munson, had with the CEO of Secure Anchor Consulting, Dr. Eric Cole discussing cybersecurity prevention and application whitelisting.  As you may recall, one of Dr. Cole’s biggest concerns, was the threat of extortion upon becoming a victim of ransomware.  For those who …

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Biden is warning "real shooting war" if cyber attacks continue.

“Real Shooting War” May Result If Cyber Attacks Continue

You may have read our posts lately about the “whodunit” theories. Who originated the attacks against meat packing plants, managed service providers, and pipelines? There are many theories, many of which align with Russia and China being the culprits. These allegations have placed heated tensions on the American relationships with these two countries, and President …

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There are eight essential steps organizations should be taking for cyber threat prevention.

The Eight Essentials To Cyber Threat Prevention

Australia has released their Essential Eight Maturity Model (EEMM), and we have to hand it to them, it is good. It is simple, easy to interpret, and focuses on cyber threat prevention, instead of reaction. Australia’s Guide to Cyber Threat Prevention Let’s take a look at the eight essential steps included Australia’s EEMM, Application whitelisting …

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NIST deploys NCCoE in an effort to provide guidance on zero-trust technologies.

PC Matic Joins NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

PC Matic is one of the handpicked cybersecurity solutions that will work with the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to demonstrate its approach to implementing a zero-trust architecture.   “We received an overwhelming response from the vendor community on this important project,” said Natalia Martin, acting director of the NCCoE. “Implementing a zero-trust architecture …

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Instead of focusing on the whodunit, it's time American's focused on prevention.

Focus on Closing Security Holes, Not the Whodunit

With high profile ransomware attacks taking place more and more frequently, the U.S. administration has placed an emphasis on finding out who is responsible. The question is why? When it comes to these massive attacks, their level of sophistication is far greater than most. Meaning, the cyber criminals have spent months, perhaps even years to …

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The healthcare sector is facing a high risk for cyber crime.

Rob Cheng Weighs In – Healthcare Sector is at Risk

As ransomware threats continue to rise, PC Matic founder and CEO, Rob Cheng, shared his thoughts on the increased likelihood of healthcare facilities falling victim. Increased Technology, Increased Vulnerability Healthcare facilities have become increasingly technical. From the way patient files are stored to the ways medical procedures are done, technology plays a significant role. Unfortunately, …

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Colonial Pipeline pays hackers, and then doesn't even use the decryption key.

Colonial Pipeline – The Perfect Example of Why Not to Pay

You’ve heard about it. The pipeline that was hit with ransomware, causing a major fuel shortage across the east coast. You also likely heard they paid the hacker’s demands. However, did you hear the rest of the Colonial Pipeline story? The End of the Colonial Pipeline Story Colonial Pipeline paid the ransom demands, after publicly …

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Ransomware Gang Emails Victims - Will the #ApplicationWhitelistingMatters movement drive change?

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 U.S. administration is threatening retaliation against Russia.

A Warning to Russia – We Will Strike Back

President Biden recently met with his top security advisors after the latest ransomware attack against Kaseya led to approximately 1,500 organizations becoming infected with ransomware. The ransomware attack is believed to have had originated from Russia, just three weeks after Biden had a one-on-one meeting with Putin in Geneva. During this meeting, President Biden provided …

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What can Americans do to stay cyber secure?

Keeping Your Organization Cyber Secure Amidst Global Threats

If you were looking, cyber threats have been in the news for years. However, they’ve been shoved into the limelight over the last few months, between the ransomware attack on the water treatment plant in Florida, Colonial Pipeline, and now Kaseya. The news has left the world wondering what to do to stay cyber secure. …

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