Posts tagged cybersecurity
SECURITY ALERT: Stop Sending W-2s to Hackers!

in 2018, hundreds of Virginia businesses were victims of W-2 phishing attacks. A phishing attack is a socially engineered attempt to obtain sensitive information from an individual or company. As we enter 2019 tax season, it is critical that your company is vigilant against this type of cyber attack. These tips will help your employees spot– and avoid–phishing attacks.

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Cyber Threat Report: North Korea

Businesses hoping for a reprieve from North Korean malware attacks will likely be disappointed. Despite what many consider to be diplomatic progress, North Korean state-sponsored cyber attacks continue and will likely remain a significant threat to American businesses, consumers, and military for the foreseeable future as North Korea looks to improve its global economic and political standing.

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Data Classification: A Key Component to Effective Cyber Risk Management

It is impossible to protect what you do not know you have. Without an awareness of which information assets present the greatest risks, companies cannot make informed decisions about their cybersecurity practices or policies. By limiting access to sensitive information, and putting more cybersecurity focus on the data which has the potential to do the most harm, businesses greatly mitigate their cybersecurity risks.

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Ransomware: The Largest Cybersecurity Threat to Virginia Businesses

Ransomware is a specific type of malware designed to encrypt the files of the victim. The malware then prevents the victim from accessing their files until a sum of money, or "ransom" is paid. Ransomware is a growing problem and understanding how it works is key to reducing the risks associated.

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New Cybersecurity Firm in Charlottesville, Virginia

Bluestone Analytics is a boutique security consulting firm focused on protecting the sensitive data of organizations both large and small. Drawing from a diverse set of backgrounds, the Bluestone Analytics team combines experience in Special Operations counterintelligence, advanced cybersecurity engineering, and international startup experience to create our unique approach.

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