I woke up early and prepped to drive into enemy territory. This past Friday, I made the drive up to Huntsville, TX, for the Huntsville Educator Security Luncheon. Patrick Vardeman, head of Cybersecurity Business Development at Converge, was invited to give a...
We are living in scary times when it comes to IT. Just look at the news, and you’ll likely see another ransomware attack on another company. And it’s not just the large, enterprise-size firms that are being affected. Firms of all sizes are targeted, and it doesn’t...
Data is one of an organization’s most valuable resources, making it a popular target for cyber criminals. With more people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic under weaker home security, Dell Technologies reports that ransomware attacks are up by 148%....
Can you hack my Instagram? When people find out I work in the cybersecurity space, this is the first question I am always asked. And it’s a valid question. We continually hear on the news about the next Fortune 500 company that has been hacked and how our personal...
For years, security practitioners have had the unenvious responsibility of architecting creative solutions to protect our end users. While there is nothing new to this, the issue is – and always will be – the moving...
In the last six months alone, more than 715 vulnerabilities were discovered within remote access systems, VPN connections and online RDP services, often lacking network layer authentication (NLA). The increased use of Web applications to connect to certain critical...
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