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Prevention: One-Third Of A Healthy Cybersecurity Regimen

Whether internal or external, accidental or malicious, the cybersecurity threatscape is huge and growing, but successfully protecting your information, and your business, is not as difficult as you might think. 

In the first of a three-part series, I’ll address how a framework consisting of these three pillars provides the basics for effective cybersecurity.

Ransomware attacks hotel computer and keycard system

The Romantik Seehotel Jäger, sitting serenly for 111 years in the picturesque Austrian Alps, fell victim to a ransomware attack. At the height of the winter ski season, cybercriminals took control of the hotel’s computer system and demanded $1,603 in bitcoins to release reservations and the system to program electronic keys used by guests to access their rooms.

Creating a culture of cybersecurity at work

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With the digital threatscape proliferating exponentially –  i.e. phishing emails increased almost 800 percent quarter-to-quarter in Q1 2016, to 6.3 million, while ransomware soared 300 percent year-over-year on its way to a billion-dollar-a-year problem – it’s important to remember that effective cybersecurity rests on three pillars – products and services, processes, and people. Simply throwing more money and resources at cybersecurity is not the answer: People are the key, and everybody has a role to play in effective cybersecurity. 

Business owners across the world have the same security concerns

“We want to keep our clients and servers in a secure environment.” Business owners in every part of the world have the same concerns. Scott Quinn from Montana-based Caritas Design, a small web-design firm run by Scott and his wife Kate, said, “There are lots of viruses out there you need to be protected from. […]

Avast for Business solutions provide businesses with new opportunities

Last week, we sat down with Alan Scott of the Mid-Valley Literacy Center at Avast’s headquarters. During his time visiting Prague, Alan enjoyed exploring the city and visiting some of its museums in order to escape the (somewhat unexpected) September heat. Located in Keizer, Oregon (USA), the Mid-Valley Literacy Center’s mission is to empower adults […]

Arizona school simplifies and saves with Avast’s free business software

Avast for Business just made life easier and saved money for administrator Dale Kvittem-Barr at Peace Lutheran Church and School.   Schools house a large quantity of sensitive data and Kvittem-Barr knows that security software is a must. But, managing 50 devices is a challenge. “When I started here, we had Norton and each computer […]