Ransomware as a Service? A Dark Web Economy for Cybercrime

Ransomware as a Service? A Dark Web Economy for Cybercrime 1

We know that ransomware continues to be a big (and costly) problem to those who are targeted. Just who is carrying out these attacks, and how? Much of the ransomware activity taking place today does so through an interconnected network of actors working in a gig-like economy. Malicious actors with little more than a laptop…

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Happy Employees Mean Happy Customers—and Higher Revenue

Happy Employees Mean Happy Customers---and Higher Revenue 2

Companies are often looking to improve customer experience and satisfaction as an overall business strategy. There are a number of ways to achieve this, such as keeping open communication with clients and striving to make the answer “yes” when customers have ideas or requests. But research also tells us there’s another avenue that starts even closer to home:…

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Can Blockchain Revolutionize the Scientific Process?

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In terms of promise and success, blockchain technologies have been all over the map this year. Use cases for the arts have flourished, and new platforms allowing things like NFT trading for theater fans have emerged. Cryptocurrency, blockchain’s original purpose, has been on some big rollercoasters—most recently culminating in the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, which is likely…

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Ensuring Privacy with Microsoft Priva

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With so much personal data stored online today, privacy is a big concern both for individuals and for businesses in terms of compliance. Regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) apply beyond those borders and affect how organizations can store personal information, while giving consumers rights to manage how…

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Scary Cyber Attacks in 2022 and the Driving Forces Behind Them

Scary Cyber Attacks in 2022 and the Driving Forces Behind Them 5

It’s no secret that cyber crime has grown tremendously over the past few years. Unfortunately, malicious actors have taken advantage of (and sometimes caused) social upheavals around Covid-19, elections, economic instability, and war. Throughout all of these challenges people have spent a lot of time online, and a lot of business has been done there too—it’s a…

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What is a Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)?

What is a Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)? 7

With the evolving digital space and the work we do in it, numerous security solutions have been utilized over the years to address the challenges of each part. Devices and servers need to be protected. Defenses against attacks like phishing and ranswomware should be put up. As digital transformations took place and moved data and…

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Defender Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2022

Image shows Microsoft Ignite 2022 graphic with Defender shield

At Microsoft’s IT conference this year, there are plenty of announcements about its security suite Microsoft Defender. This umbrella solution covers a variety of services and integrates with other Microsoft products, now better than ever. Here’s some big Defender news that was announced at Microsoft Ignite 2022. Defender for DevOps Customers using DevOps have given…

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Big Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2022

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Microsoft Ignite 2022 is in full swing. This annual conference is Microsoft’s time to communicate with IT professionals about new announcements and offerings. This year the event is back in-person at the Seattle Convention Center for those who are able to make it there. Anyone else can attend virtually, and for those who don’t have…

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What’s New in the Windows 11 2022 Update?

What's New in the Windows 11 2022 Update? 13

Windows 11 has always been an operating system for hybrid work. When it came out in October 2021, it was already the most secure Microsoft OS yet, and it came to a market that was increasingly revolving around remote work and hybrid options. And for the first several months of its use, Microsoft wanted feedback…

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