Endpoint vs Network Cybersecurity: What’s the Difference?

Cybersecurity solutions and activities are often classified as either endpoint or network, depending on where exactly they protect against cyber threats. Hackers use a variety of channels to perform cyber attacks. While both endpoint and network cybersecurity are designed to protect against cyber attacks, they aren’t necessarily the same. Rather, endpoint and network cybersecurity protect…

How to Secure Your USB Flash Drives

Do you use USB flash drives to store or transfer data? Since their origins around the turn of the 21st century, USB flash drives have become increasingly popular. Consisting of a small and portable storage drive — typically with flash memory — it connects directly to a computer’s or device’s USB port. Like all data…

What Is Real-Time Virus Protection?

Real-time virus protection is a common feature in antivirus software. You can find it both free and premium versions of many popular types of antivirus software. It lives up to its namesake by offering real-time protection against viruses and other forms of malware. The Basics of Real-Time Virus Protection Also known as background guard or…

Kernels: How They Work in Operating Systems

Unbeknownst to most users, computer operating systems have a core section that loads before everything else. Known as a kernel, it plays a fundamental role in nearly all operating systems, including Windows. When you boot up your computer, the kernel will load first. Only after loading the kernel will you see the icons and files…

What Is Spoofing in Cybersecurity?

Cyber criminals use a myriad of techniques to carry out their digital attacks against unsuspecting victims. While you’re probably familiar with malware, including viruses and ransomware, a lesser-known cyber threat is spoofing. What is spoofing exactly, and how does it work? For a breakdown of this prevalent cyber threat, keep reading. Overview of Spoofing Spoofing…