Amazingly, Windows 10 Professional out of the box comes with a bunch of useless consumer-grade Apps. Specifically, we’re talking about the “Xbox Game Bar”, “Xbox Live”, and “Xbox Console Companion” Apps. If you’d like to see what we’re talking about, click start and type Xbox to search, it should look like the picture on the right.
In mid-December, we saw an unprecedented cybersecurity attack on the U.S. government that bookended a troubling year on many fronts.
According to official reports, the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Commerce Department, and Homeland Security were hacked by what was suspected to be Russia.
Social distancing, masking, herd immunity...these are words that have become commonplace this year as the world has endured the COVID-19 global pandemic.
In December, we saw several vaccines get approval for use around the world. First Pfizer-BioNTech, followed shortly after by Moderna, and now the latest vaccine to be approved in the UK, Oxford/AstraZeneca.
Cybersecurity risks for law firms have seen a significant uptick in both 2019 and 2020, especially in the face of COVID-19. Let's break down the best practices law firms should follow to protect themselves in this new threat landscape.
High-profile breaches across all industries have increased in 2020. Law firms regularly deal with sensitive information, making it clear that securing digital data should be a priority for law firms across the country heading into 2021.
Whether your firm handles corporate law or family law, all legal practices handle confidential client data.
Like most illegal schemes, cyberattacks have the potential to generate big money. Cybercriminals are like the tech world's mafia, and they've discovered that ransom from their cyberattacks can regularly make them significant cash. Cybercriminals will commonly take control or actually steal databases and other intellectual property (aka exfiltration) and hold this exfiltrated data hostage to achieve a large ransom from the compromised company.
New Cybersecurity Trend: Ransomware Gangs are Cold-Calling Victims Attempting to Restore Backups Without Paying the Ransom
Since August, a new trend has been emerging in the cybersecurity space. Ransomware gangs are taking their cyberattacks to the next level in an attempt to place pressure on victims -- they are now cold-calling victims when they suspect a hacked company is attempting to restore from backups to avoid paying ransom demands.
The dental industry is one of the latest industries under attack from dire cybercriminals, with many crooks taking advantage of weaknesses exposed through the pandemic to strike at opportune times. According to the Dental Care Alliance (DCA), a recent cyberattack in October exposed the data of more than 1 million dental patients.
Looking to mitigate unnecessary potential cost during a year of financial unknowns? We have four words for you: Keep. Your. Tech. Updated. In a pandemic year, cost savings to organizations are more important than ever, especially for small and medium-sized businesses.
With data breaches on the rise, the importance of cybersecurity is more significant than ever. It's a universal goal of organizations to avoid data breaches and data loss. There are often monetary, privacy, and negative media consequences to such breaches.
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.