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Rob Cheng talks security holes with Scoop News Group's Wyatt Kash.

Two Types of Security Holes – Do you know what they are?

According to PC Matic founder and CEO, Rob Cheng, there are two types of security holes that organizations need to address. Unauthorized Software Unauthorized software is any type of software that you do not want running on your network. This may not always be malicious. For instance, if you issue a mobile device to employees, …

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New legislation has been proposed in an attempt to increase cyber awareness.

Is Legislation Enough to Increase Cyber Awareness?

After cyber criminals have continuously targeted American businesses and vital sectors, a group of bipartisan House lawmakers introduced a bill to increase cyber awareness. The American Cybersecurity Literacy Act would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to create a cyber literacy campaign. The campaign’s objective is to increase awareness. By increasing awareness, the …

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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 Federal team joins CyberScoop's CyberTalks.

PC Matic Federal Team Joins CyberTalks With CyberScoop

Andy Paul, Director of Service Delivery at PC Matic Federal, shared his thoughts on application whitelisting, zero-trust, and filling the holes in security stacks with Dr. Rich Dill of the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Jeff Stone of CyberScoop during their CyberTalks discussion on zero-trust. The Scoop on CyberTalks The trio touched on some …

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Cyber Risks - users were still running vulnerable versions of Exchange Server posing a Cybersecurity threat by not updating to patched versions..

A Simple Guide to the Microsoft Exchange 0-day Vulnerabilities

Earlier in March Microsoft disclosed several 0-day vulnerabilities within Microsoft Exchange that were actively being exploited by hacking groups. We now have more details about the versions affected and what patches are available for them. Before we go further if you’re not running an on-prem version of Microsoft Exchange then you can probably stop reading …

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Ransomware Attacks in 2021 and How to Prevent

Ransomware Attacks: How to Prevent Them in 2021

Ransomware attacks and how to prevent them. As a result of the pandemic forcing many workers into a remote work force, it’s no surprise that ransomware attacks have rocketed. Ransom incidents are up 300+% in 2020. Ransomware is evolving, what will 2021 bring… Increase in Ransomware Attacks in 2021 Ransomware attacks are growing in number …

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PC Matic Welcomes Connections with Potential Investors for Cybersecurity Investment

PC Matic Cybersecurity Investment: Makers of PC Matic, Open to Investor Opportunities Cybersecurity Investment Opportunities. PC Matic, a privately held, American anti-virus software firm, would like to develop relationships with the investment community. This is in anticipation of a future outside investment, said CEO Rob Cheng. He founded Sioux City, Iowa-based PC Pitstop in 1999 and owns …

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Word Of Mouth: A Pro Success Story

Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash Customer Feedback We frequently receive customer feedback in the Pro Sales department of PC Matic. Whenever a customer has an issue, we work together closely with the Support team. However, we’ll frequently also receive feedback telling us just how impressed a customer is. Jessie recently reached out to us …

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PC Matic Launches Federal Division, Names (R) Lieutenant Colonel Terrence McGraw President

American cybersecurity firm, PC Matic, announced it is launching a federal division whose mission will be aimed at delivering cyber-threat prevention software to the United States Federal Government Myrtle Beach, SC – PC Matic, American cybersecurity firm, today announced the launch of its new federal services division, PC Matic Federal. The division, the company also …

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Are your employees working from home? Here’s how to keep your network safe.

COVID-19 has changed the way business operations are taking place in an incredibly short time, and the duration of these changes remains unclear.  However, there is one thing businesses must be cognizant of, and that’s cybersecurity.  There has never been a time in American history when the number of employees working on a remote basis …

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Ransomware continues to accelerate, but who is at fault?

Ransomware: Week in Review

To say the ransomware crisis facing our nation is concerning is an understatement. Each week, ransomware attacks are claiming victims across the nation, leaving local businesses and county governments at a standstill as IT directors seek to restore operations and secure themselves against future attacks. Aside from this, news develops daily about attacks that occurred …

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K-12 Phishing

Just a click away We entrust a lot of information to our schools. Students names, addresses, social security numbers, phone numbers; a host information sits securely in those (digital) halls. But is it secure? Most schools take precautions to safeguard their students data. There are firewalls and antivirus programs in place. In addition, the IT …

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