Are Remote Employees a Security Risk

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Written By Guest Blogger:  Caroline Black

We have entered the world of the flexible workforce. More and more companies, and people, are turning their backs on the way we used to work. There are great benefits in working from home or allowing employees to do so, for both the employer and employee. These include reduced overhead costs, increased engagement and improved productivity, to name a few. However, having even just one remote worker can expose a company to a wide variety of previously unknown security risks.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, cybersecurity

BitHawk - An example of finding Adware/Malware on an Android phone

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Wed, Jul 19, 2017

 

NSK’s new product BitHawk is a new cyber defense application that picks up where your antivirus solutions leave off.  It provides our customers with powerful, efficient protection and system clean-up capabilities. 

Below is an example of how it found an app on one of our Clients phone’s that was connected to Chinese adware/spyware servers and collecting data from the person’s phone. 

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Topics: cybersecurity

Warning!  Don't Click!

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The internet has become an indispensable tool for everyday life, both personal and business. Its global use and familiarity have also opened the doors for cyber criminals to take every opportunity to exploit vulnerable people through disturbing online attacks. Online scams and malware are also becoming increasingly sophisticated, and while many of us are aware of what to look for and what to do when they arise, there are some that may still be confused by the latest scams discussed in the media.

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Topics: cybersecurity

Protecting your company against ransomware attacks

Posted by Hannah Manning on Wed, Jun 28, 2017

One of a company’s worst nightmares goes a little something like this.

An employee boots up their computer at the beginning of the work day. A couple of minutes into work they get an email from someone who seems to be a coworker. They click the link without thinking, and a message flashes onto their screen:

“Your files have been encrypted. You have 24 hours to pay a fine of $500. If you do not pay the fine, your files will be permanently encrypted.”

Yesterday, for several companies across Europe and Asia and even in the United States, that nightmare became a reality.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Security, cybersecurity, ransomware attacks, Malware

What does it mean to be security aware?

Posted by Hannah Manning on Tue, Jun 27, 2017

In previous blog posts, we’ve talked a lot about how important it is to be aware of how secure your firewall really is. But you may be wondering one thing: what does it even mean to be “security aware?”

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Topics: Data Security, Cloud Security, anti virus, cybersecurity