Oxford Dictionary defines malvertising as ‘the practice of incorporating malware in online advertisements.’ Short for malicious software, or malware advertising, this is the practice of attacking viewers or consumers with fraudulent information that is inserted into sometimes (but not always) legitimate advertisements. How Does It Work Malvertising works in conjunction with the online advertising ecosystem by initiating […]
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What is Vishing?
Cybercriminal activity has many terms that are part of the mainstream vernacular. The dark web, breaches, and most people have heard of phishing, even if they don’t know how to recognize a fraudulent email. In fact, Google recently warned nearly 5 million people in a recent week about potentially harmful sites that they are about […]
3 Shifting Priorities for Modern CIOs
Remote work and the acceleration of digital transformation led to a holistic expansion of the CIO role. CIOs’ responsibilities are continuously evolving in tandem with the technology landscape and there are new priorities compared to how their roles were defined in the past. Historically, this C-suite role has been tasked with supporting IT solutions. CIOs […]
Are Edtech and the Metaverse the New Pen and Paper?
Reading used to be the preferred way to transport yourself into another world. Very soon, teachers and students will have an even more realistic way to immerse themselves: the Metaverse. With edtech like VR goggles and other physically responsive tools, schools will be able to fully interact with, learn, and study in 3D recreations like […]
Five Tips to Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk
Despite concerted efforts by governments and law enforcement around the world, cyber threats are still very real. We’ve experienced another record-breaking year, both for the number of cyberattacks and record highs in ransomware payments. Companies of all sizes continued to deal with juggling a hybrid workforce, continuing security exposures caused by COVID-19 and a skills […]
Three Ways Small Businesses Can Stay Secure and Compliant in a Distributed World
To help reach more customers and provide services remotely now is the time for small businesses to increase their online presence. SaaS and low-cost integrations are democratizing digital business tools, giving small businesses the same capabilities as their larger counterparts with fewer risks. Any business today can leverage social media to build its brand and […]
Three Keys to Avoid Phishing Emails and Ransomware Attacks
Three Keys to Avoid Phishing Emails and Whether a large-scale onslaught or a smaller, more targeted campaign, all successful phishing, and email-based ransomware attacks are disruptive and damaging on some level. And the simple reality is that they rely on human error; in order for cyberattacks to succeed, someone, somewhere, needs to take the bait. […]
2022 Tech Resolutions You Can Accomplish from the Couch
It’s natural to bury your head in the sand when you think of all the things you should be doing – but ultimately aren’t. Thankfully, each January we have an opportunity to begin anew, strengthening our resolve to run a mile, read more, or finally organize the garage. To start off on the right foot, why […]
Out with the Old, in with the New Windows. What’s next?
After six years of anticipation, Microsoft is making good on its promise to streamline the Windows experience. Designed with a fresh look and feel, it’s ready to meet the needs of the modern workplace. As of October 5th, the new OS began rolling out, complete with a suite of new features and updates that target […]
Cybercriminals are coming for your business. Here are 5 simple ways to keep them out
Now, more than ever is it crucial to elevate the cybersecurity measures at your company. Small businesses have been easy prey for cybercriminals during the pandemic. A shift to remote work meant hackers had their pick of unsecured home networks and devices. Now, as many businesses move back to in-office work, it’s likely the transition […]