Entries by Lawrence Strauss

The Last Line of Defense

Cybercriminals have gotten through some of the world’s best defenses. They’re often after data, corrupting it, and locking it up for payment through ransomware. No security strategy is complete until it takes the last step of protecting data with quickly available, full, uncorrupted copies of everything your business depends on [6.5 min. read]

Dark Web Coin

The barrier to ransomware entry has become so low. Ransomware is now distributed on the dark web like any other Software as a Service (SAAS, e.g. Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox). And its pricing starts at about $20 for a basic-level ransomware attack. Type “RAAS” or “ransomware as a service” in a dark web search engine. You’ll get pages of results. Most people think of hackers as geniuses. That’s far from true any more.

Mah Bad

“People are one of the weakest links” in securing technology. Still organizations invest ten to twenty times the amount to secure the equipment and networks than they invest, “ensuring all people [using the technology] understand the organization’s IT security policy, procedures, and practices [4.5 min. read]

The Truth About Your Email Host and Archiving

Whether your business is using G-Suite, Office 365 or another email server, the fine-print agreements release those providers from liability for anything happening to your email data. The reality is Microsoft, Google, etc. are liable for the infrastructure on which your data resides (i.e. if their data center goes down, they’re going to do what they can to get it back and running). They are not answerable for your data, including emails [4.5 min. read]

Email Encryption That Works

How many times have you heard that email is not secure? But it was always too hard to do much about it. Well, it’s still not secure: The security exposures are on the devices that have the account […]

Continuous Email Service

Just as a business relies on email to do its work, it needs to make sure its email service is uninterrupted; and to maintain the information in its emails. The fact is there’s actually a lot going on under email’s hood