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Understanding Cyber Attacks, Part 3: Which Antivirus Is Best?

Effective antivirus is a crucial component of any cybersecurity plan. But how does antivirus work? These applications can be divided into two broad categories: definition-based antivirus, and behavior-based antivirus.

What Is Definition-Based Antivirus?
Definition-based antivirus software identifies malware based on known signatures, or definitions.

Why You Should Never Use Texts for Two-Factor Authentication

Using two-factor authentication to log in to your system is stronger than using a password alone. It’s a proven way to make the computer network of businesses across Las Vegas more secure. But if that second factor is sent via text message, it could lead to a costly data breach.

Understanding Cyber Attacks, Part 2: Antivirus and Security Patches

Is your antivirus up-to-date? Are all of your security patches installed? (Are you sure?) Here's a color-coded guide to your four possible security situations, from a leading managed IT service provider in Las Vegas. Plus, expert tips on how to fix the biggest cybersecurity problems and defend against malware.

Understanding Cyber Attacks, Part 1: How Are Cyber Attacks Delivered?

"Cyber crime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world," said Ginni Rometty, the Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM1. That was two years ago, and since then the damages from ransomware alone have skyrocketed from $325 million in 2015 to more than $5 billion in 2017. How are these costly attacks getting in?

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5 Most Common Tactics Used in Data Breaches
There's a reason why so many managed IT services recommend instituting a strong password policy.

4 Lessons CIOs Need to Learn about Digital Transformation

The responsibility for driving digital transformation is increasingly falling on the shoulders of Chief Information Officers. Today, CIOs spend 41% of their time on IT leadership, according to Gartner’s annual survey1. At the recent Gartner Symposium event in Barcelona, CIOs shared their four biggest lessons in successfully driving digital transformation.

The Shocking Way Hackers are Mining for Bitcoin — Using Your Computer

In a never-ending effort to squeeze more money out of the computers they attack, hackers constantly come up with new schemes: stealing confidential information or online banking credentials, installing ransomware that locks away your data unless you pay up, even taking control of hacked machines and renting them out to spammers.

8 Ways Executives Can Avoid Phishing Attacks

Today, more CEOs than ever before are putting cyberthreat worries at the top of their priority list. Not just because of the constant threat to their business, but because more publicly available personal information about executives makes them prime targets for phishing attacks.

5 Cybersecurity Mistakes Most Executives Make

When it comes to investing in technology, your company's bottom line hinges on an intelligent, informed strategy. Yet 69% of non-IT C-level executives plan to invest in IT security without any regard to the ROI, according to a recent survey by B2B International.

What You Need to Know about Windows 10 Security Fixes

Is Windows 10 finally delivering the security features your Las Vegas company needs to protect against today's ransomware, hackers, and other threats?

Microsoft has just added several important new features to Windows 10 as part of a crucial security overhaul affecting more than 500 million devices worldwide.