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Skyrocketing Ransomware During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to some statistics over 50% of business experienced some form of a ransomware attack in 2020. With extortions payments doubling as well. Attacks on our home and personal accounts are also growing.

A ransomware attacks have cost businesses billions of dollars.  Knowing how to protect yourself is essential for staying in business.

Most ransomware starts with phishing email messages to your employees. Keeping your staff trained in cybersecurity is the best defense. In this article, we are going to show you the threats of the future that you and your employees need to know about.

CFISA Offers New FREE InfraGard Awareness Cyber Security Awareness Training

The Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA) announces a new InfraGard Awareness FREE Cyber Security Awareness training course. The course is offered to provide basic cybersecurity awareness training information. The four-lesson course is free for individuals. Security awareness training is designed to help reduce the risk of data breaches or data loss, whether through negligence or deliberate… Read more »

The Rising IoT Threat to the Agriculture Industry and the Global Food Supply

CFISA CEO Michael Levin Guest Blog Article from F5 can be found here. The sight of empty supermarket shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic brought home the fragility of our food supply chain. We can all see the importance of ensuring the security of the farming and agriculture industry. However, farming is becoming increasingly automated. This… Read more »

CFISA Online Security Awareness Training Now Certified by State of Texas Department of Information Resources

  Boca Raton, Florida based Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA) is pleased to announce that their online security awareness training program has been certified by the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Those who are interested in learning more about CFISA and the training it provides can view the company’s website page for more… Read more »

How Ransomware Has Grown Over Time

There are several kinds of malware out there, all of which can ruin your information systems. Worms can open new routes of access for hackers, and trojans can sneak their ways onto your computers and steal your information. Yet, there is one kind of malware that can destroy more than your digital networks. They can take… Read more »

Without Continued Employee Training, You Are Subject to Repeat Ransomware Attacks

On average, ransomware attacks cost businesses $13,000. The malware’s demands for rescuing your files are getting higher all the time. You may think that if you manage to recover from a ransomware attack once, you’ll be safe. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Over half of ransomware’s victims suffer repeat attacks. Right now, you’re probably wondering how… Read more »

Ransomware Evolving into the Future

Ransomware attacks on businesses are up 365 percent over 2019. While ransomware dates back to the 1980s, this threat is growing all the time. What is the latest ransomware news? How is this malware changing over time? What can you do to protect yourself? A ransomware attack can cost your business tens of thousands of dollars. Knowing how… Read more »