How to Select an MSSP Partner?

Select a MSSP for Your Business

An MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) Partner is chosen by organizations for several reasons like security, talent shortage, budget cuts and the complexity of trying to stay on top of fledgling threats arising in the world of tech. Here are five areas you need to focus on to select an MSSP partner. The following are […]

Why Can the Average Cost of a Data Breach reach into the Millions?

Average Cost of a Data Breach

A data breach is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in 2019. Countless companies and governments around the world have suffered ransomware attacks and DDoS attacks that have left them helpless to deal with the damage at hand. It’s come to the point that these data breaches can cost companies millions of dollars in damages. There are multiple […]

Vulnerability Assessment vs. Penetration Test

It is quite a common problem to pay for network penetration testing services and getting a hundred pages penetration testing report listing the vulnerabilities detected by a scanning tool. Vulnerability assessments are often offered in place of penetration tests. But what is the difference? Vulnerability Assessment A vulnerability assessment intends to identify certain weaknesses in […]

DDoS Attack Types & Mitigation Methods

Volico DDoS Mitigation Services

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make any online service dysfunctional or unavailable by overwhelming it with requests and web traffic. This overloads the servers with requests, and the web service or website essentially crashes. The attacks attack a variety of resources like banks and news sites and even government […]

Why Are Cybercriminals Targeting Educational Institutions

Last year saw a sharp increase in the number and impact of cyber attacks on educational institutions across the US. While healthcare and financial industries have always been prime targets, cyber criminals seem to be turning more to learning institutions as targets for hacking. It is not just criminals prepared to sell your information on […]

Why Are Ransomware Developers Dropping Bitcoin for Monero / XMR

Why Cyber Criminals Choose Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has established itself as the payment method of choice for cybercriminals due to its decentralized nature, lack of government regulation, and relative anonymity.  As popular digital currencies like Bitcoin have snowballed in both public awareness and value, criminals are turning to alternatives that offer an even higher level of privacy and less volatility.  Today, […]

How Much Can a Data Breach Actually Cost Your Business?

With growing amounts of personal data being traded between companies and individuals over interconnected networks, a lack of data protection can expose enterprises to unforeseen financial risks. While there is no way to completely eliminate the threat of data theft, businesses that take active measures can limit their exposure to a breach. By implementing a […]

What is Cloud Sprawl and Why Should We Worry About It?

cloud sprawl and data growth concerns

As businesses grow, the types of information that can be digitized expand, and the need to digitize more and more of a company’s transactions and data grows; there is a greater need to have places to store all this information. With this growth comes a variety of concerns such as increased maintenance costs and increased […]

How to Avoid Shadow IT Negative Consequences

Avoid Shadow IT Negative Consequences

Shadow IT is the use of IT systems and software that are not approved by the company or organization. Many employees and vendors are using third-party solutions because they think they’re easier or faster or better. There are many problems with Shadow IT, though, beginning with security issues and the ability to control the company […]

The Present & Future of Blockchain For Business

The benefits of using blockchain technology

Blockchain (also called distributed ledger technology) is a new technology form that can be implemented in numerous ways. It is being used because of its increased security features. Blockchain allows a computer network to regularly (at specific intervals) agree on the true condition of a distributed ledger. Ledgers contain different kinds of data including transaction […]