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Cyber Security Is a Growing Issue for Nonprofit Organizations

Cyber Security Is a Growing Issue for Nonprofit Organizations

Information Security, IT Support
Cyber Security Is a Growing Issue for Nonprofit Organizations  Save the Children, an international nonprofit children's relief and development organization, revealed that a cyber attacker or attackers tricked the organization into paying out almost $1 million. The cyber incident on Save the Children shows that cyber security isn’t only the concern of profit organizations, but also by not-for-profit organizations. While the Save the Children’s cyber incident disclosure was done via the organization’s 2017 tax report, this cyber incident only came to light with the recent report of the Boston Globe. In its tax report, Save the Children said that in April 2017, an unknown cyber attacker or attackers posing as an employee of Save the Children tricked the organization to transfer $997,400 to a fraudulent entity in Japan on the…
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How to Protect Your Company’s Server from Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Your Company’s Server from Ransomware Attacks

Security, Servers
How to Protect Your Company’s Server from Ransomware Attacks Your company’s server is the center of your organization’s IT operations. The server is where your company’s critical data are archived. All of your organization’s computer workstations are also linked to it. Your company’s physical server is where server software works and provides services such as file transfers to other connected computers. Because of the server’s core functions, this has become the target by ransomware cyberattackers – a point of entry where they believe they can make the most out of the attacks. What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious software, also known as malware, that encrypts computer files preventing users to access their files and asks for ransom payment, typically in the form of Bitcoin, to decrypt or…
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How Server OS Update Can Prevent Cyber Attacks

How Server OS Update Can Prevent Cyber Attacks

Security, Servers
Preventing Cyber Attacks with OS Updates Why should you be concerned with the server OS update? A server operating system, also known as server OS, helps in simplifying and expediting the typical functions of a server. This very system though has become a target of cyberattackers as attacks on servers give them more payoffs for their efforts. IT operations rely heavily on the server. It’s where your organization’s digital data is archived and it’s where all the computers or staff workstations are linked. Security Vulnerabilities Security vulnerabilities in a software, including the server OS, isn’t uncommon. It’s an accepted reality in the software development community that code is never released free of error. The industry average number of security vulnerabilities for every 1,000 lines of code range from 15 to…
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Tag: cyber security

Cyber Security Is a Growing Issue for Nonprofit Organizations

Cyber Security Is a Growing Issue for Nonprofit Organizations

Information Security, IT Support
Cyber Security Is a Growing Issue for Nonprofit Organizations  Save the Children, an international nonprofit children's relief and development organization, revealed that a cyber attacker or attackers tricked the organization into paying out almost $1 million. The cyber incident on Save the Children shows that cyber security isn’t only the concern of profit organizations, but also by not-for-profit organizations. While the Save the Children’s cyber incident disclosure was done via the organization’s 2017 tax report, this cyber incident only came to light with the recent report of the Boston Globe. In its tax report, Save the Children said that in April 2017, an unknown cyber attacker or attackers posing as an employee of Save the Children tricked the organization to transfer $997,400 to a fraudulent entity in Japan on the…
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How to Protect Your Company’s Server from Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Your Company’s Server from Ransomware Attacks

Security, Servers
How to Protect Your Company’s Server from Ransomware Attacks Your company’s server is the center of your organization’s IT operations. The server is where your company’s critical data are archived. All of your organization’s computer workstations are also linked to it. Your company’s physical server is where server software works and provides services such as file transfers to other connected computers. Because of the server’s core functions, this has become the target by ransomware cyberattackers – a point of entry where they believe they can make the most out of the attacks. What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious software, also known as malware, that encrypts computer files preventing users to access their files and asks for ransom payment, typically in the form of Bitcoin, to decrypt or…
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How Server OS Update Can Prevent Cyber Attacks

How Server OS Update Can Prevent Cyber Attacks

Security, Servers
Preventing Cyber Attacks with OS Updates Why should you be concerned with the server OS update? A server operating system, also known as server OS, helps in simplifying and expediting the typical functions of a server. This very system though has become a target of cyberattackers as attacks on servers give them more payoffs for their efforts. IT operations rely heavily on the server. It’s where your organization’s digital data is archived and it’s where all the computers or staff workstations are linked. Security Vulnerabilities Security vulnerabilities in a software, including the server OS, isn’t uncommon. It’s an accepted reality in the software development community that code is never released free of error. The industry average number of security vulnerabilities for every 1,000 lines of code range from 15 to…
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