Archive for Category: Managed Security Services

  • Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
    (and Modest Budgets)

    One of the most effective cybersecurity measures is also one of the most cost-effective. Companies of all sizes are rightly concerned about cybersecurity. The big ones have the wherewithal to invest in evolving, expensive technologies like machine learning and Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM. Small business cybersecurity is a different challenge; it must […]

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  • 10 Simple Steps For Creating Strong Passwords

    Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often overlook internal threats, which remain the leading cause of data breaches. But if you coach your staff well in proper password management (and use good access protocols), you can help prevent data leaks and keep sensitive files safe. How to Create a Strong Password If you’re using good Identity Access Management techniques, your […]

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  • WannaCry Ransomware Virus Returns to Attack Boeing

    The Seattle Times reported that WannaCry is back, this time infecting a Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston. You may recall the WannaCry ransomware virus from its rampage in 2017, during which it vaporized data on servers around the globe. Initially, hospitals in the UK took the brunt of the attack, before it spread to […]

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  • Beware of Hurricane Harvey Charity Scams

    Why are there horrible people in this world? We don’t know. What we do know is that they’re out there: People so malicious and amoral that they would use a devastating hurricane, and the kind intentions of others, to score a quick buck for themselves. Andrew, Katrina, Matthew: Every time a hurricane hits a city, […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity Insurance

    Cybersecurity insurance policies are a fast-growing trend in the insurance market. Experts predict $5 billion in premiums will be collected by 2020. Why? Organizations buy cybersecurity insurance so in the likely event they’re affected by a data breach or ransomware attack, they can file a claim and get help to recover costs and remediate the […]

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  • Update: New Wave of WannaCry Ransomware Spreads to 150 Countries

    Today, Monday, the 15th, the ransomware “WannaCry”spread to 150 countries worldwide. The attack reached Asia as thousands of employees logged in to their computers at work. The malware immobilized computers across multiple industries including logistics, government, finance and healthcare. Fed Ex Corporation in the US was among one of those hit. Many companies are still trying to […]

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  • New Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) Security Risk

    Intel announced a new, critical vulnerability this week that affects nearly all business desktops and laptops that have an Intel processor capable of running Active Management Technology (AMT) or Small Business Advantage Technology. The vulnerability allows someone to bypass authentication in Intel’s remote management hardware to take over your PC. Dynamic Quest will be assisting […]

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  • Find the Real Culprit in your Network

    Recently, a prominent electrical contracting company serving customers across the southeast was frustrated by sluggish network performance. The problem affected the construction of a world-class stadium, where speedy transfer of large CAD files was critical—not only to the project, but to the contractor’s reputation. Turning to their outside provider for help, they recommended expanding bandwidth across […]

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  • Don’t be fooled by Hurricane Matthew phishing attacks

    For cybercriminals, flooded streets mean it’s time to go phishing. When Hurricane Matthew blasted through the southeast, it brought all kinds of trouble, as major storms do. As if the destroyed homes and massive flooding were not enough, natural disasters tend also to attract internet fraudsters, who seek to exploit the turmoil to line their […]

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  • Cybersecurity for Small- to Mid-Sized Businesses: What to Consider When Evaluating Your IT Security

    If you think cyberattacks primarily target large corporations for a bigger payoff, think again.  The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (VDBI), showed that 71% of attacks actually hit small to mid-sized business (SMBs), specifically ones with fewer than 100 employees. Sadly, it’s easy for SMBs to be cybersecurity ostriches, hiding our heads in the ground […]

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