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How To Spot A Coronavirus Scam

Serena Raymond
April 8, 2020
Hackers are incredibly busy right now. Everyone is at home, working if they can, and everyone is online. It’s created the perfect moment for coronavirus scams to take center stage. At DNSFilter, we’ve noticed a surge in bad sites detected by our AI on a daily basis beginning in February. While we can’t say for…

Cybersecurity 2020 Snapshot

Serena Raymond
March 30, 2020
This post on cybersecurity 2020 isn’t about cybersecurity hindsight. We’re putting this year-to-date under a microscope and observing exactly where cybersecurity stands. We’re going to explore external influences on cybersecurity, trends we’re seeing in the space, and what it means for businesses everywhere. Coronavirus effect on cybersecurity 2020 at-a-glance You didn’t think you were going…
If you own or operate a small business, you understand the unique challenges that you face everyday with scaling your business. What you might not consider are the cybersecurity challenges that you face as an SMB. Cyber attacks worldwide are on the rise, and according to the Ponemon Institute, SMBs (particularly in the US) are…
Government cyber attacks are happening Cybercriminals, unfortunately, have a lot they can gain from infiltrating government agencies through online attacks. Not only can they impact government infrastructures, but they can steal secure credentials of government employees and citizens. Cyber attacks on US government organizations, according to some reports, are already in progress. In this article,…

6 Website Security Tips To Protect Your Business

Serena Raymond
February 24, 2020
Keeping your website secure is a no-brainer. Of course you want to do what you can to prevent customer data from ending up in the wrong hands. The difficult part is putting the security measures in place. But we’re making it a little easier for you with these website security tips. Website security What do…

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Serena Raymond
February 12, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t new. The term was first coined in 1956. Even before that, different cultures have always had their own ideas about “robots.” But progress in the area of AI stalled for many years, in part thanks to AI skeptics. We can thank IBM for once again sparking real interest in AI: First…
Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities Cloud security was big in 2019, and it’s no wonder when you look back at data breaches that impacted “cloud-first” companies like Capital One. According to Flexera’s 2019 State of the Cloud Report, 94% of enterprises are already in the cloud. This begs the question: How can companies of all sizes mitigate…

3 Security Tips From an Ex-NSA Hacker

Josh Lamb
December 5, 2019
This year, a key theme at the annual ITNATION conference was cybersecurity for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and IT departments. A growing trend in 2019 is criminal organizations gaining access to important system management tools, and using them to compromise several organizations at once. Criminal organizations are realizing that if they can gain access to…

What is DNS-over-HTTPS?

Josh Lamb
October 17, 2019
New technology always bring unknown factors. Over the past year, leading web browsers began implementing a new internet protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH). DoH is a method for performing Domain Name System (DNS) resolution, using the HTTPS Protocol. This represents a significant change in how browser vendors envision the future of DNS. Traditionally, DNS lookups have…
As we start the third fiscal quarter of 2019, it’s important to look back and learn from mistakes made last year. 2018 was rife with security breaches that put millions at risk of having their sensitive information exposed. Chances are you’ve heard of one or two high profile breaches from last year, but others might…