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BlueKeep: Severe Vulnerability in Windows RDP

by Calyptix, June 19, 2019

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Federal agencies -- including the NSA and CISA -- are alerting the public to a major security vulnerability in older versions of Microsoft Windows (pre Windows 8). Researchers fear the flaw, dubbed BlueKeep, may be used for a widespread cyber attack like the WannaCry ransomware event in 2017.

Inside, find out if you're vulnerable to BlueKeep, how to patch it, and see workarounds if you're stuck with old versions of Windows.

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5 Biggest Data Breaches at HIPAA Business Associates in 2019 (So Far)

by Calyptix, May 3, 2019

All five of the largest data breaches reported this year by HIPAA Business Associates share one thing: they centered on email.

In some cases, the compromise of a single email account exposed the personal information of tens-of-thousands of people. See all five breaches and more inside.

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U.S. Navy Lags in Cyber – Is Your Security Better?

by Calyptix, April 1, 2019

A new report from the U.S. Navy paints a bleak picture of the military’s cybersecurity structure – but it’s also loaded with insights you can use to help judge your own cybersecurity.

Check out the top insights of the report and see if you’re making any of the same mistakes that led to the Navy’s “significant compromises of classified and sensitive information.”

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10 Ways to Harden Cyber Security in Healthcare

by Calyptix, February 21, 2019

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A new DHS report is out on cyber security in healthcare. Although it paints a grim picture of the industry’s struggle, it’s also loaded with technical tips you can use to protect your IT clients.

See the report’s top five threats to data security in healthcare, and get an in-depth look at the 10 recommended security practices to combat them.

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Cyber Security Problems in the U.S. Military

by Calyptix, January 22, 2019

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Even the U.S. Department of Department of Defense – with a $590 billion budget – struggles with cyber security.

See examples from a new DoD report that shows that cyber security is a challenge in every organization – no matter the size.

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3 Cyber Security Legal Issues for MSPs and VARs

by Calyptix, November 28, 2018

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Cyber security is becoming a minefield of legal risk. One wrong step can blow your business sky-high.

See three legal hazards for your IT business related to cyber security. You’ll get detailed descriptions and solid advice to keep your business safe.

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MSPs Targeted in Advanced Cyber Attacks

by Calyptix, October 10, 2018

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Advanced hacker groups are attacking MSPs in an active campaign of cyber attacks, according to an alert from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

Who is behind the attacks? What do they want? And how do you protect your IT business and your clients? Find out here.

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Top 10 Cyber Security Tools for Small Businesses

by Calyptix, September 14, 2018

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On a tight budget and want rock solid security? Check out the top 10 cyber security tools for small businesses.

We run through the top 10 – from firewalls to encryption – and provide descriptions and links to free options.

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