What is a Hybrid Cloud and how can it Help Your Business

Thursday 14th March 2019

Hybrid Cloud technology is increasingly becoming popular among corporations. The technology is termed as the cloud architecture of the future. You don't have to be an expert in cloud computing to understand it or to know how hybrid cloud can help your business. If you want to learn more about hybrid clouds, just read along. What is a Hybrid Cloud? A Hybrid cloud is a standardised technology that combines two or more cloud systems. These cloud systems (community, private or public) remain as separate entities but are co-exist and function under the technology of hybrid clouds. This infrastructure not only caters the best features of all the cloud systems but also takes care of the limitations these systems have. Typical cloud systems…

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The Emergence of Cryptojacking: A New Era in Cybersecurity

Wednesday 13th March 2019

The emergence of cryptojacking has been a trending topic in cybersecurity. Hackers improve and invent new ways to avoid detection from both users and security systems. And as of late, these attacks are getting deadlier each day. Cryptojacking isn't something that has popped up recently though. Cybercriminals have used to it to mine Bitcoin or other digital coins in the past. But since 2017, the frequency of these incidents has escalated astronomically. Symantec technologies reportedly blocked 8 million cryptojacking events in December 2017. In 2018, fewer than 5 million cases suggest a relative decline; but its presence is dreadful for common users. Introduction to Cryptocurrencies Cryptojacking has a close link to the emergence of cryptocurrencies and crypto-mining. To understand cryptojacking, we have to…

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Top Security Challenges in the Internet of Things

Wednesday 6th March 2019

The term Internet of Things has been floating around technological circles for quite a while now. The IoT visualizes a world with interconnected smart devices that are accessible to users with the help of a simple internet connection. The idea is revolutionary and is considered to be a viable option for the future, but it also brings with itself a different breed of challenges. In 2016, the Mirai botnet launched a cyber attack that crippled global communication and took out a huge part of the internet including Twitter, Netflix, CNN, the Guardian, and Reddit. Once inside a machine, the infamous botnet searched the internet for vulnerable IoT devices and infected them using default passwords. This incident raised serious questions regarding security…

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Which Are the Most Dangerous Ransomware?

Wednesday 27th February 2019

As the ransomware threat continues to grow further, it is important to identify the most dangerous of these campaigns. These campaigns have wreaked havoc on conglomerates and government institutions all around the world. Study these threats so you can prepare well in times of adversity. Following are some of the most dangerous ransomware campaigns. WannaCry WannaCry was aptly named—it did bring tears to the eyes of managers belonging to reputable brands. WannaCry first emerged in 2017 when it became notorious for its global damage to organisations and businesses. In UK, it paralysed the hospital infrastructure. As a consequence, emergency wards, surgeries, and other medical operations were badly affected. Overall, in a short period of time, it infected about 200,000 computer systems globally.…

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How to Train Your Employees for Cybersecurity

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Did your business get hacked despite the fact that you invested heavily in the cybersecurity infrastructure of your organisation? What exactly went wrong? According to a study, about 90% of the cyberattacks are the result of a manual error. When cybercriminals have their eyes set on a company's IT infrastructure, they see the employees as the actual key which can grant them unauthorised access. Consequently, employees are widely targeted through deceptive techniques. Many organisations don't think about investing in cybersecurity training; it becomes quite easy for hackers to lure unsuspecting employees into their traps. Consider the following tips from a leading cybersecurity provider and train your employees for cybersecurity, so your weakest link becomes your most powerful defence in the event…

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What Is a RapidSSL Certificate? Why Buy One?

Monday 28th January 2019

Now that you understand why SSL certificates are so critical for businesses, it is the time to choose one. Perhaps, RapidSSL is the right SSL certificate for your website. What Is a RapidSSL Certificate A RapidSSL Certificate is used to encrypt or decode messages between the sender and receiver on the internet. These senders and receivers can be any two parties who exchange data. For example, if you have a website that sells sports equipment, then the customer might require providing his or her personal and financial details to purchase a gear. In this scenario, the browser of the client is the sender, and your website is the receiver. However, this information might be illegally accessed by cybercriminals who plan to steal…

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5 Tips for Choosing an SSL Certificate Provider

Friday 25th January 2019

If you are looking for an SSL certificate provider, then most probably you are going to "Google" the best SSL provider and trust the search results. This practice may sound good for daily tasks, but SSL certificate is a serious topic, and you cannot trust the first result that pops up on your search engine results page. Moreover, there is a lot of paid marketing on Google, which means that these results are not based on merit. Instead, save some time and thoroughly research for a dependable SSL provider. In order to get help on your quest, consider the following tips. 1. Dedicated Phone Support The management of website addresses several IT related issues, and this may hamper the functioning of your…

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What Is Website Hosting?

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Earlier, a business was recognised by its storefront. However, today a business may have a physical store or not; but it must have a well-running website! A website, on the other hand, can never be live and made publicly available for users to see, without website hosting! What Is Website Hosting? A website hosting can be seen as the location which stores all of the resources of a website like its documents, audios, videos, or HTML/CSS files. The host for a website allocates server room for you're the resources of your website. Why Not My Own Server? Now you may think about storing these web resources on your own home or office server. Yes, such a practice is possible; but only on paper.…

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4 Reasons Why You Must Install a SSL Certificate

Monday 21st January 2019

Now that you have understand SSL certificates, you must wonder are they so popular? An SSL certificate provides the following advantages. 1. Protection of Data One of the most fundamental objectives of SSL certificates is to safeguard the communication between clients and the server. When SSL is integrated in a website, all the information is protected with encryption. In simpler words, the information is locked with a key and can only be unlocked by a recipient who holds access to the key. This is especially useful when the data in a website is too sensitive, like financial information (credit card or debit card details) or credentials (ID/passwords). When this data is encrypted, cybercriminals face a mountain to climb for hacking. 2. Identity Verification Another feature…

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What Is SSL and How Does It Work?

Thursday 17th January 2019

SSL or Secured Sockets Layer is a protocol which runs on websites. The protocol was introduced by Netscape in 1990s to improve the security of websites. Afterward, the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol was created as an extension of the SSL. The terms SSL and TLS are often used interchangeably. An SSL certificate simply shows that a website is secure for browsing and online payment. The messages between clients and servers are encrypted to ensure that they are not violated by any unauthorized party, particularly in the event of a cyberattack like MITM (man in the middle) attack. To do this, SSL uses cryptographic keys of asymmetric and symmetric encryption which enable SSL certificates. Encryption The above-mentioned encryption is divided into two…

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