ransomware

Are Schools the Next Big Target for Ransomware Attacks?

Recently, K-12 schools have experienced a barrage of ransomware attacks, pausing instruction especially among schools engaging in distance learning. Education leaders and concerned parents remain on edge of additional ransomware attacks, and how these attacks will impact students. This blog covers why schools are experiencing an increase in attacks by hackers. Additionally, we discuss best practices for schools in protecting …

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Protecting Your VPN Against Ransomware Attacks: Best Practices

Many believe a Virtual Private Network (VPN) significantly protects against ransomware attacks. Not only is this myth incorrect, but your VPN is actually a potential attack vector for malicious actors. The threat further increases through the recent proliferation of VPNs as millions of workers transition into working from home. Furthermore, these factors create an array of potential access points to …

Best Ways to Protect Against Email Phishing

Protecting against email phishing attacks continues to be a top priority for cybersecurity teams. Email phishing is significantly rising and becoming even more dangerous. Attackers integrate behavioral intelligence with social engineering tactics in building trust with users. Moreover, these tactics allow attackers to easily infiltrate devices and critical IT systems. Email phishing is a specific type of social engineering attack …

Is Linux OS Vulnerable to Ransomware?

Is Linux OS Vulnerable to Ransomware?

Among the most prevalent cybersecurity questions, business and government agencies continue to ask: is Linux OS vulnerable to ransomware? For decades now Linux has built a reputation as a more secure option compared to Windows. However, this reputation is mainly due to Linux’s smaller user base, making it a less attractive target for hackers. That has changed in recent years …

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Strategic’s New Partnerships: September 2021

Strategic Communications continues to expand technology offerings through our newly developed partnerships with industry leaders! These new partnerships enable us to satisfy a multitude of customer IT, AV, and Cloud-related needs. CapStorm: Premiere SalesForce Data Management Solution CapStorm is the most technologically advanced Salesforce data management platform on the market. Billions of records per day flow through CapStorm software, and …

Top Ransomware Security Products 2021

Best Ransomware Security Products 2021

Ransomware security products in 2021 continue to churn out as new threats loom on the horizon. Security experts estimate a new ransomware attack occurs every 11 seconds. Ransomware’s increase in popularity continues to gain notoriety through high-profile attacks, such as the Colonial Pipeline attack. In addition, ransomware remains one of the easiest cyber security attack platforms to directly monetize. As …

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Desktop as a Service (DaaS) vs Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): Which Should You Choose?

The paradigm shift to remote work and distance learning is providing a catalyst for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions. Cloud Service Providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google, and IBM now offer robust DaaS and VDI products. Both platforms enable remote desktop capabilities for users requiring the look and feel of …