Cyber Threat vs Vulnerability vs Risk

The terms “cyber threat,” “vulnerability” and “risk” are often used interchangeably when discussing malware, intrusions and other attacks against an information technology (IT) infrastructure. While similar, though, they aren’t the same. Each of these three terms has its own unique meaning. So, what’s the difference between cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risks exactly? What Is a…

Microsoft Releases Patch for Windows 10 Vulnerability

Are you running Windows 10 on one of your computers? The latest version of Microsoft’s long-running and universally popular operating system, Windows 10 is preferred by countless business owners and consumers. It’s fast, user friendly and secure. With that said, Microsoft recently released a patch for a security vulnerability in Windows 10. If you haven’t…

The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware

Over the past few years, ransomware has consistently ranked as one of the most common cyber threats facing consumers and businesses alike. As you may know, this troubling form of malware is characterized by its ability to encrypt the victim’s files while demanding payment to have the restriction lifted. In the past, ransomware generally demanded…

What Is a Corrupted File?

Have you encountered a corrupted file on your computer? It’s frustrating when you attempt to open a file, only to discover an error message. Maybe the error message says the file cannot be opened, or perhaps it says the operating system experienced a problem when attempting to access the file. Regardless, corrupted files are a…

6 Telltale Signs of a Phishing Email

Do you know the warning signs of a phishing email? Research shows nine in 10 data breaches are attributed to phishing. While hackers use a variety of channels to “phish” for data, email is the most common. By familiarizing yourself with the signs of a phishing email, you can protect your small business’s data from…