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Stay Informed about Cyber Threats

July 28th, 2017

It seems like every few days we’re hearing about new hacker and ransomware attacks. These and other cyber threats are finding security holes and vulnerabilities in software to attack whole networks, compromising businesses and sensitive data. Many international news channels are showing specials on better IT security and malware prevention measures, to better inform and protect their viewers. Here at NuSound, we also believe it’s in our best interest to help customers from inadvertently spreading threats or falling into traps. That means knowing the different types of threats:

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  • Malware: a threat that aims to “disrupt or disable computers or networks. It can take the form of a virus or a worm”
  • Virus: spread by “sending emails, sharing files, downloading an infected file or inserting a USB stick” into an infected machine. This means that the average user can help to prevent its spread by scanning files and emails before sharing.
  • Worms: can spread on their own throughout the network and can be combated with enterprise-level security measures.
  • Phishing: steals sensitive data, such as financial, healthcare, or personal information through emails that look like they come from reputable sources
  • Ransomware: software and hackers use vulnerabilities in your software to capture your data and lock it up. Then they hold it ransom, compromising your data and security.

We are here to help combat these threats. Talk to us about our consultations and data security included in our Managed and Hosted Solutions. We’re here to help!

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