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WannaCry Ransomware? The Answer is “Yes”

by Calyptix, May 17, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware

A new and dangerous strain of ransomware known as WannaCry exploded onto the web last week, seizing an estimated 300,000 computer systems in just a few days.

Read on to find out how you can protect yourself and your clients from this infectious malware.

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Application Whitelisting: What it is and why it’s good

by Calyptix, April 17, 2017

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Application whitelisting can be a great way to enhance network security and lock-out malware. But what are the drawbacks of application whitelisting? Is it the right choice for every environment?

Find the answers to these questions and more in this post. You’ll also see lists of free and paid application white listing tools, and resources you can use to learn more about this tool

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New UTM Firewall Announced by Calyptix Security

by Calyptix, April 12, 2017

Huge improvement in RAM and processing power for new AE1400 Charlotte, NC – Calyptix Security has unveiled the latest addition to its signature AccessEnforcer product line: the AE1400. The new unified threat management firewall boasts faster processor speeds as well as improved device efficiency. The latest AccessEnforcer model is equipped with … Continue reading

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Healthcare Data Breaches Expected to Dominate 2017

by Calyptix, January 16, 2017


Cyberattacks have pummeled the healthcare industry for years. Some of the biggest data breaches in history have struck there. And nothing is likely change soon.

See why healthcare is expected to top the list of cyber-targets for hackers and data thieves in 2017. You’ll also see why small data breaches are becoming a huge problem.

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DNC Hacks: How Spear Phishing Emails Were Used

by Calyptix, December 30, 2016

Network Security Threats 1

Cyberattacks big and small often start with the same thing: phishing emails. That’s how the breach started at the DNC, and that’s how one is likely to start at your small business.

See how spear phishing emails breached a major U.S. political party, and see how the party’s mistakes can help improve network security at your company. You’ll also see the FBI’s latest report describing the hacks.

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Top Network Security Threats for Retailers this Holiday Season

by Calyptix, December 19, 2016

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The weeks around Christmas are always demanding for retailers. When caught up in the madness of the season, they may get lax on network security.

Doing so however can land a business in the midst of a breach scandal, resulting in fines and bad reputations. See what could be threatening your retail clients and how you can help.

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3 Dangerous Misconceptions about EMV Chip Cards and Readers

by Calyptix, December 12, 2016

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As more merchants begin to accept EMV chip cards, some may be feeling a false sense of security. Are the chip cards enough to protect them from PCI DSS fines?

No, they’re not. While they’re more secure than magnetic stripe cards, EMV cards are not a silver bullet to your client’s data security needs. See why in this post.

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Password Security: How to thwart hackers with a strong password

by Calyptix, November 28, 2016

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Passwords are often the only barrier between your data and malicious actors. But many users continue to use weak passwords like “123456”, putting their data and companies at risk.

See how attackers will try to steal your password, and see how to stop them, in this post on strong password security.

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