The Cybersecurity Awareness Blog

The Security Risks of Remote Work & How to Handle Them

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has changed the way that many people work. With the forced closure of offices throughout the country, many employees who had never been on remote work programs before had to work from home for the very first time.

Cyberattacks now cost small companies $200,000 on average, putting many out of business

  • Forty-three percent of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves, according to Accenture.
  • These incidents now cost small businesses $200,000 on average, reveals insurance carrier Hiscox, with 60% of...

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Ransomware gang hacks MSPs & deploy ransomware on customer systems

Hackers breached MSPs and use Webroot SecureAnywhere tools to infect customer PCs with the Sodinokibi ransomware.

Google shut out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack19The company has since fixed the problem

The Baltimore city government is recovering from a devastating ransomware attack that has locked up its systems, but officials in the city faced a new problem today.As first reported byThe Baltimore Sun,Google blocked city departments from using...

Instagram data breach! 49 million users’ sensitive data exposed online

Another data leak in Facebook’s timeline. This time it’s the Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram. An unprotected AWS (Amazon Web Services) server containing personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and...

DDoS attacks on the rise in Q1 2019: Kaspersky Lab

A new research from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab revealed that the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks increased by 84 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to Q4 of 2018. In its research report dubbedDDoS Attacks in...

A CEO Cheat Sheet For The Cybersecurity Big One

In Warren Buffett's 2019 shareholder letter, he called out the "Big One" alongside natural disasters as the key risks to his insurance portfolio. The "Big One" he is referring to is a cyber attack he describes as "...having disastrous consequences...

The Cybersecurity 202: Baltimore's slow recovery shows far-reaching consequences of ransomware

Baltimore still isn’t able to provide basic city services two weeks after a powerful ransomware attack. And a full recoverymay take months, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young says.