what is ransomware

Ransomware is the latest in a long line of internet security threats. While spyware, malware, viruses, bugs, or a dozen other forms of Internet infections have been in existence since the very day the World Wide Web went live, ransomware has grabbed the majority of headlines of late, and for a good reason. Most recently, the Colonial Pipeline, which pumps fuel throughout the United States eastern seaboard, was hit with a ransomware attack and, in the end, paid millions of dollars to have the cybercriminals remove the ransomware files from the company’s network.

However, there are smaller attacks hitting individuals and companies throughout the world daily. These kinds of threats are elevating in number. Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason as to why a particular person or business is targeted, but you have to assume sooner or later your company will fall into the crosshair of a cyber-criminal. To defend against this, you need to know what is ransomware and how to defend yourself best.

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what is meant by software as a service

Up until recently, when you wanted an upgraded version of the software, you would either go to the local electronics store and purchase the upgrade or, later on, you would be prompted to purchase the update online and then download it to your computer. Some software titles still have you do something along these lines. However, a large percentage of applications have moved to subscription-based. Another name for this is software-as-a-service (or SaaS). Depending on the program and how you use it, you may love or hate this. However, as a business owner with employees now scattered out not only in greater Charlotte but around the region (and even the globe), software-as-a-service can prove especially beneficial for the entire company.

So, suppose you’re interested in improving the functionality of your business without dropping a large amount of money on software licenses. In that case, you need to look further into subscription software to see just what it can do for you.

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multi-factor authentication

There’s been considerable talk regarding business Internet security of late, and for a good reason. With the ransomware infestation of the Colonial Pipeline to hacks of major companies worldwide and even government attempts, online threats are lurking around every corner.

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What You Need To Know About Ransomware

Cybersecurity is a very real threat to individual consumers and small businesses, and major corporations and organizations.

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gas pipeline ransomware

Cybersecurity isn’t just a personal or professional concern but a concern of national security. Hackers are continually looking to elevate their game and push the boundaries of what they can access. Various attempts on national security systems around the country have been reported, but most fell short of causing any real problems. However, hackers just attacked one of the largest fuel pipelines in the United States. This has led to massive fuel shortages throughout the Southwest and increasing gas prices in regions not directly impacted as fuel is diverted down to the affected states.

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