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Ransomware has become one of the most notorious email-borne threats - these attacks have crippled governments around the country and consistently dominate security news headlines. In the last few months, ransomware attacks from phishing emails have increased by an astounding 109 percent. Cloud systems like Office 365, Dropbox and Google are unprepared and businesses are paying the price - literally.

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With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, email risk is higher than ever - especially for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The NJ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns that threat actors are taking advantage of companies’ and authorities’ increased dependence on email in the midst of this worldwide crisis and are launching sophisticated new phishing campaigns which exploit users’ curiosity and fear. According to the DHS, there has been “an increase in phishing attacks under the guise of coronavirus-themed emails containing attachments”.

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Dave Wreski recognized the power of Open Source two decades ago. Already an established internet security expert and Network Architect at UPS, Dave was captivated by the power of open-source development. He was soon to discover that this model could be used as a vehicle for solving complex digital security needs. He recognized that the open-source model – where resources could be shared by a worldwide community – was the vehicle that would drive internet security into the 21st century.

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With the dreaded coronavirus rapidly spreading worldwide, staying healthy is unfortunately not the only task demanding your concern. Securing your business email against phishing and fraud is more critical than ever, as cybercriminals are taking advantage of this fearful situation to gain access to sensitive information, infect computer systems with malware and viruses and, in many cases, steal significant amounts of money with deceptive phishing scams.

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Tax season is upon us. With the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) tax filing deadline for 2019 approaching and many taxpayers rushing to file their returns, cybercriminals are preparing to cash in on the tax season with sophisticated social engineering exploits. 

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You’re probably familiar with phishing - the prominent email attack that deceives recipients to gain access to their confidential information - often results in serious consequences for its victims, including loss of revenue, reputation, and even forcing some to cease operations completely.

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With its recent prominence in the media and the heated controversy surrounding it, chances are you’re familiar with encryption -- but are you aware of the critical role it plays in securing business email accounts and protecting sensitive information?

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