Emergency Actions After Hacking

Author(s):

Isabell Gaylord, ,

emergency sign in room with red chairs, emergency, hacking metaphor

Hacking has become ubiquitous on the internet. With even major companies like Evernote getting hacked, it’s not hard to imagine that you, an individual, could also get hacked. The experience is actually quite common, though that does not necessarily make it any less distressing. You are left feeling confused, with no idea what you should … Read more

Problems With Anti-Virus Software and Alternative Solutions

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Anti-Virus Software, Hand holding magnifying glass to computer, virus detected

Anti-Virus software is the layman’s solution to cybersecurity. Functioning as a first line of defense, Anti-Virus software works to prevent, detect, and remove malware from your computer. However, Anti-Virus software is not a cure all solution. In fact, IMB Knowledge Center published a piece on the limitations of Anti-Virus protection. In the article, they cite … Read more

What is a Firewall and How Does it Work?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cords plugging into a system firewall

Firewalls have essentially been around since the beginning of the internet. A firewall is a network device designed to protect your system by monitoring and controlling information traffic based on a preset list of rules to ensure security. Firewalls establish a barrier of protection between a trusted network and a foreign network. They are one … Read more

How to Keep your PC From Getting a Virus

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

A magnifying glass lays over a PC screen as blue spiked viruses float out of the PC screen.

Stop Replacing your PC Once Every Three Years. It is no secret that PC has a bad reputation. In addition to being viewed as the model that is more likely to receive a virus, PCs are seemingly built to break. According to most companies, when your computer slows down, or behaves unusually, it is simply time … Read more

Malicious Software- What About It?

Author(s):

Lauren Engelbrecht, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Frustrated Man massages his head in frustration as his laptop is taken over by Malware. Floating files surround him with skull and bones symbols.

Malware, or malicious software, is purposely designed to cause damage and infect your computer, and give access of your computers contents to cyber criminals. Whereas the development of malware previously was limited to amateurs…