Cybersecurity

Quick Bytes: The Cybersecurity Mindset
Quick Bytes

Cybercrime is everywhere these days. You read about companies being hacked or watch news about identity theft being on the rise... It seems like every day there’s some new scam being perpetrated on the public! If you’re wondering how to stay safe in cyberspace, I’m going to give you an important tip.

United Way of Central WV to Host Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn for Non-Profits Agencies
The United Way

CHARLESTON, WV: Join United Way and Advantage Technology as we host a Lunch and Learn session designed to help non-profits avoid an unwanted cyber-attack. The free event will take place October 11, 11:30a – 1p in the United Way of Central WV offices at 1 United Square, Charleston.  Bring a lunch – beverages and desserts will be available.

New cybersecurity threat using Remote Desktop Protocol
RDP

We have seen a recent uptick in computer networks being hacked through a common internet protocol called Remote Desktop Protocol or RDP.  This service provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection. It is most commonly used to allow remote access to servers. These hacks have been accomplished through brute force, which is a hacking method where the attacker uses common dictionary words or simple variations of dictionary words to break into systems.

Understanding and Qualifying for Cyber Insurance

On March 21st, we held out March Advantage Lunch live from Edgewood Country Club where it was simulcast on Facebook Live. In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

Everything You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
Free Cybersecurity eBook

The last thing that you want these days is to be the person in your office responsible for unleashing the next ransomware attack. Or having to explain to your customer that you can’t process their order because your entire database was destroyed by a 16-year-old with too much free time and no moral compass. Or explaining to your family that you lost your life savings to a Nigerian Prince.

Charleston Area Alliance Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn
Chris May

Chris May will be presenting on cyber security topics that can help keep you and your business safe. Click the link below to join the Charleston Area Alliance for a great lunch and important topic.

Charleston Area Alliance Lunch & Learn - Cyber Security

Does your network have KRACKs?

On October 16, 2017, Belgian security researchers made public their findings that demonstrated fundamental design flaws in WPA2 that could lead to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks on wireless networks.

Named KRACKs, or key reinstallation attacks, this technique can theoretically be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users leveraging these flaws in the WiFi standard. Based on their research, CERT issued a series of CVEs to address this flaw, and most vendors affected have issued patches as of this writing.

Cybersecurity with Rob Dixon

On Tuesday, October 17th, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about cybersecurity. I took the opportunity to bring along our Director of Information Security Services, Rob Dixon.

To stay out of the headlines, take cybersecurity seriously

You’ve probably heard about the Equifax data breach. And you’ve probably noticed an uptick in the conversation about cybersecurity. There’s a really simple reason why stories like this are happening more and more frequently; we simply aren’t taking cybersecurity seriously.