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What is


By definition, Cybersecurity means measures taken to protect computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems,  networks, and data against unauthorized access, theft, or malicious attacks.

Why is

Cybersecurity So Hard?

Trying to keep up with the latest technology advances can be mind-numbing, and knowing which ones are right for your business is an even greater challenge. Whichever technology solutions you choose, they will need to be integrated with various online platforms including email servers, applications, mobile devices, Cloud-based software, customer portals, and more. If just one of those entry points is vulnerable, they all are.

The Dark Web — a virtual marketplace for cyber crime — is a place where modern criminal activities originate, and it’s also where stolen consumer data is bought and sold.

The reason why keeping systems secure is so difficult is because of an underground network of criminals who conduct their “business” on the Dark Web. Online activities are encrypted, making it difficult to discover hackers’ identities and stop their efforts.

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Types of Cyberattacks and the Criminals Behind Them

Why do hackers want to breach your systems? For some, it’s the money they can make selling your intellectual property or customer data on the Dark Web. Sometimes these criminals can lurk inside your networks undetected and retrieve your data without you ever knowing.

Others want to disrupt your operations and hold your systems hostage in exchange for ransom. And then there are those who simply want the satisfaction of knowing they can infiltrate systems to wreak havoc.

No matter the intent, the threats are real. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the various types of cyberattacks by checking out the following resources and articles.

Additional Resources:
Differences Between a Virus, Malware & Ransomware
Beware the Most Common Cyberattacks

A Brief History of




The first computer virus named “Creeper” was discovered on an experimental computer network that predated the internet.



The first “computer worm” infected computers running UNIX. Due to a miscalculation by the creator of this worm, it spread across the internet, gaining major media attention.



Aggressive viruses infected millions of PCs and crippling email systems worldwide. Cyberattacks became a major concern, prompting the rise of antivirus software.

A New Millennia

A New Millennia

Starting in 2000, a 15-year-old boy, known as “Mafiaboy,” launched an attack on commercial websites, causing more than $1 billion in damage. Victims included Amazon, CNN, eBay and Yahoo!



The number of data breaches continues to compound. Notable recent attacks include Equifax, Target, Sony, Adobe, and others. Credit card hacks, malicious ransomware, stealing of personal identifying information, and more have been the motivations.


What You Might Not
Know About Cybersecurity

A Handbook for Mitigating the Risks of Cybercrime


How Real is the Risk

of a Cyberattack?

Many organizations go to extraordinary lengths to protect their businesses from various disruptions and downtime — everything from reducing employee turnover to preventing property damage and upgrading equipment. According to many experts, however, cyberattacks are the #1 threat to global organizations, yet many don’t implement adequate measures to mitigate the risks.


How Prepared Are
You for a Cyberattack?


Next Steps to Implement
a Cybersecurity Plan

We know; It can be overwhelming. Many businesses don’t have a dedicated IT staff to oversee everyday threats, make timely updates and educate employees about what to look for. Others still have legacy systems or outdated software and hardware that can be easy pickings for hackers. While the tips and techniques shared on this page will certainly lessen the risk of a cyberattack on your business, you don’t have to go it alone. Consider enlisting security experts who can help you not only save your data, but save time, money and frustration, too.


News & Insights

Best Cybersecurity for Financial Institutions


It’s no secret that a lot of hackers, like many criminals, want one thing: money. That means financial institutions are often a top target for hackers. Many industry experts have viewed cyberattacks as the contemporary…

Endpoint Detection & Response vs. Antivirus Software


Research has found that cyberattacks cost the world economy over $1 trillion annually. In today’s internet-connected world, a cyberattack could attempt to encrypt, destroy or steal your data. How will your organization…

What is a Network Security Key?


If you're setting up or troubleshooting your WiFi connection, you might be asked for a network security key. A network security key is essentially the password that’s needed to gain access to a specific network. Without…


Take the

Proactive Next Step?

The potential for cyber incidents will only continue to climb as technology advances. By implementing the strategies outlined here, combined with the help of Managed IT professionals, you can stay one step ahead of cyber criminals. Start taking preventative measures today by requesting a complimentary risk assessment of your existing IT environment. Just complete the following form.