Europol: Don’t Pay The Ransom

Europol, the European Union’s police agency, is celebrating the third anniversary of its No More Ransom initiative. The public-private partnership has helped over 200,000 ransomware victims recover their files with freely available online tools instead of paying a cryptocurrency ransom to hackers. The tools are available to everyone, and though nearly 10% of the website…

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DropMyBin: Malware-Friendly Hosting Site

After a recent spike in FormBook infections, security researchers discovered a new file-hosting service that seems to be a place for hackers to host their malware. The resurgence in FormBook malware, used as part of password and information stealing campaigns, and currently targeting the retail and hospitality sectors, can be traced back to DropMyBin. DropMyBin…

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KnowBe4: Email Training Platform

We are proud to announce we now have a partnership with KnowBe4 to sell their email training platform designed to educate users about phishing and other dangers of email. We hope to help clients educate their employees on how to avoid falling for phishing or malicious emails.

Sophos Intercept X: Ranking #1

Sophos Intercept X Advanced is now ranked #1 for both enterprise endpoint protection and small business endpoint protection in a new SE Labs test report that ran between April and June this year. This is the first time the combination of Intercept X and Central Endpoint Advanced (also known as Intercept X Advanced) was publicly…

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SonicWall: New Partner Program

We are excited to announce that we have officially joined SonicWall’s new partner program. The program offers extensive training through SonicWall University as well as Certifications. Not only does the program offer more competitive pricing, it also gives us access to 3 dedicated representatives, who can be utilized for advice, questions, or concerns. Feel free…

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NBC Today Show: The Anatomy of a Hack

James Lyne of Sophos was recently featured on the NBC Today Show discussing the Anatomy of a Cyber Attack. James shows how data breaches take place through the eyes of an attacker, as well as how businesses can improve their protection against such attacks. To watch the full video clip, visit here, and if you…

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NBC Today Show: Featuring Sophos

The NBC Today Show recently aired a story featuring James Lyne, of Sophos, to take NBC inside a mock business using the same exploit as the Equifax attack. Sophos is now using anti-exploit technology in their new Intercept X, as well as offering network visibility with XG and phishing awareness with PhishThreat. To learn more…

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Tax Season: Email Scams on the Rise

As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other tax and security authorities are warning about the rise of email scams. Scammers are known to target tax-pros with emails claiming to be potential clients or the IRS in order to get sensitive information. Cybercriminals are relying on phishing tactics they’ve used in the…

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Typosquatting: Scam to Profit from Mistyped Domain Names

Earlier this week, Sophos security expert James Lyne appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt to discuss the dangers of typosquatting. Computer security reporter Tom Costello interviewed James on why this perennial hacker trick has continued to prevail, while James explains and demonstrates how it works. Naked Security investigates the scale and risk of…

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Net Neutrality: Repealed

The Federal Communications Commission took to a vote earlier this month to repeal the net neutrality rules they originally put in place in 2015. While the repeal is good news for large telecommunications and internet companies, it will likely mean higher prices and less choices for consumers. Net neutrality is the principle that all traffic…

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