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If you doubled down on Russia, your bet’s safe

If you doubled down on Russia, your bet’s safe

By Richard Arneson In the event you’re keeping score at home, Russia sits atop the medal standings at the Hacker Olympics. And there’s no indication they’ll lose that top spot any time soon. Unfortunately, these olympics don’t happen every four (4) years. It’s a race that will never end. In its latest threat report, CrowdStrike,…

Getting stuffed at Dunkin’ Donuts?

Getting stuffed at Dunkin’ Donuts?

By Richard Arneson Just last week, sugary sweet giant Dunkin’ Donuts was hit with its second cyber-attack in three (3) months. Both attacks can be filed in a cyberattack category you may not have heard of—credential stuffing. It’s a type of brute force attack in which stolen credentials are used to access other online accounts.…

Security Myths Debunked

Security Myths Debunked

By Richard Arneson It could be argued that network security is similar to the average man’s relationship with the doctor’s appointment. It isn’t seen as important until something goes wrong. Appointment-fearing men aside, the following are seen as the two (2) most common myths concerning network security, at least according to Ciaran Martin, the CEO…

You won’t want to let this policy lapse

You won’t want to let this policy lapse

By Richard Arneson If statistical models and tables can be built to address it, there’s probably insurance to cover it…whatever it is. It can be anything from protecting against an automobile-winning hole-in-one at a company golf tournament, to fingers in the event you’re the lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones. The list is seemingly endless,…

Gen V―very important, but probably not what you think it means

Gen V―very important, but probably not what you think it means

By Richard Arneson Gen X, Gen Y, NextGen, 5G, 4G…if you could buy stock in the number of ways Gen has been used, I’d be the first to reach for my checkbook. Here’s another one, and may possibly be the most important―Gen V. Gen V is what Checkpoint, a 25-year-old leading provider of cyber security solutions,…

Rx for IT departments: a Security Check-up

Rx for IT departments: a Security Check-up

Choose to ignore it and you’ll pay later (just ask the city of Atlanta) In March of this year, the City of Atlanta found out the hard way what failing to do a security check-up can mean. They were hit with the SamSam ransomware, which created an encrypted wall that prevented employees from accessing needed…