Predictions for Ransomware in 2023

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9% of organizations were hit by ransomware in 2016. In 2021, 29% reported being hit by ransomware. 2022 has been even worse, and it can be marked as the year that cybercriminal attacks overtook human error and hardware failure as the main cause of data loss. It’s been a grave year for cybersecurity. As we […]

Kids Are Targeted by Hackers: How to Protect Your Child Online

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No matter the age of your kids – we’re going to take a wild guess that, in many instances, your kids are more tech-savvy than you are. Have you ever seen a toddler know how to swipe on an iPhone before they can form grammatically correct sentences? You get the picture. It’s both impressive and […]

Why You Need Microsoft 365 for Your Law Firm

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As we consider the top tools for lawyers available in 2022, Microsoft 365 always jumps out as a frontrunner. The great thing about Microsoft 365 is that it has countless features for specific industries. The key is being aware of them and understanding how to best utilize them for your firm. As the world moves […]

Hacker Tracker | October

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Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware–without being afraid–of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business. PK […]

Why Is It Becoming Harder to Get Cyber Insurance?

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Many businesses are feeling it – they go to fill out their annual cyber insurance application, and suddenly, there are more questions and more stringent requirements. Why is this? The world of cybersecurity and cyber risk is rapidly changing–and the dramatic increase in ransomware attacks in recent years has created a sudden increase in the […]

4 Ways to Protect Backups from Ransomware

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Most businesses have backup solutions to protect themselves in the event of a ransomware attack. This is a great first layer of protection. However, many companies fail to consider what happens if their backups are the victims of an attack — that’s a scary thought!  Unfortunately, ransomware attacks on backups are more common than you’d […]

FTC Takes Action Against Chegg for Mismanaged Security

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In big cybersecurity news, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is officially taking action against Chegg Inc. for mismanaged cybersecurity that resulted in the exposure of personal data of millions of customers (reference). It’s not every day that the FTC specifically goes after an organization – and it’s worth looking at what caused the attack, what […]

Is a Ransomware Attack Always a Data Breach?

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Ransomware has continued to hit the headlines throughout 2022, and we see no reason why it will slow in 2023. Amidst the frightening headlines, you will often read the word ‘data breach’ or ‘customer information compromised’. Many readers may wonder: is a ransomware attack the same as a data breach? Is a data breach part […]