Put It In the Cloud. It’s Safer There.

By Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity

This is the sixth article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October.  Times Have Changed – For the Better It wasn’t long ago – maybe 10 years – that the headline of this article would have blown my mind.  And I’d probably have dismissed this whole blog post as ridiculous propaganda.  But times have changed. If you’re still a cloud naysayer, even after all this time, I don’t expect this little post to fully change your mind.  But maybe it can put…

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To Freeze Or Not To Freeze… That Is The Question

By Cybersecurity

This is the fifth article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October.  The Big Breach The flood of data breaches in recent years makes poor data security seem like the norm. We seem a little desensitized whenever XYZ social media service falls victim to a data breach. But there was one breach that caught the public’s attention in a major way. We’re talking the big one…the Equifax breach. Would you believe it’s been over 2 years since they announced that publicly? People…

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3 Steps to Professional Vulnerability Management

By Cybersecurity

This is the fourth article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October.  The IT Department Dream Scenario Imagine your CIO has the following information at his or her fingertips: Exactly how many machines are in their environment All the vulnerabilities for each device All the available patches A list of priorities to show which issues are most critical And what else could complete this dream scenario? For any patch that isn’t available or installable, the team has a mitigation plan to address…

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How to Protect Against Phishing Attacks

By Cybersecurity

This is the third article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October.  About Your Recent Amazon Order Did you order something from Amazon lately? If so, the following email would look right at home in your inbox:   The savviest user can look at this and know that it belongs in the trash can. It doesn’t show anything about the order items, the email is from a phony domain (amazon-shipping-updates.com) and most importantly when you hover over the link you’ll see it’s…

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How to Avoid the Ransomware Terror

By Cybersecurity

This is the second article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October. Behold the Villain – Now in Digital Form “We have your family. We want $2,000,000 in unmarked $2 bills; in a tan duffel bag; in the Logan Square Fountain by 9:00 PM…or you’ll never see them again.” We’ve all seen this movie.  Dastardly evil-doer holds something precious over our dashing hero’s head demanding ungodly sums of money for its release. Sadly, this is no longer limited to Hollywood schlock suspense…

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