Cyber Attacks in 2018 – A Year in Review

Cyber Attacks in 2018 – A Year in Review

It’s nearly the end of 2018, and it seems like the year has gone by like a flash. If you’re like us, you might still be working on some of your New Year’s Resolutions from 2018 – that beach body can wait until spring of 2019 anyway.

But in between holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations, there is a good opportunity to reflect on the last 365 days and consider what has happened and what was learned.

The IT Glossary – Quick Reference Edition

The IT Glossary – Quick Reference Edition

Are you familiar with the term “jargon”? If you’ve ever been in a conversation with someone who knew A LOT about a subject and didn’t hold back a lot of industry terms, you’ve probably been the victim of a blast of jargon.

While a high frequency of jargon might give the impression that someone knows what they’re talking about, it’s not usually helpful for the other person in the conversation who doesn’t understand all the terminology.

Ransomware, Lately

Ransomware, Lately

If you’ve followed our blog for any length of time, you probably remember us bringing up the topic of ransomware. Despite our efforts, we’re still shocked by the caviler attitude many business owners have about the threat of ransomware (not to mention cybersecurity in general).

In the third quarter of 2018, ransomware was among the top three in malware trends for digital business threats.

Training Your Employees About Cyber Security

Training Your Employees About Cyber Security

In our latest newsletter, Continuous CEO Jason Silverglate and CTO Ross Brouse wrote a little about the importance of training employees on information security best practices. (You’re already subscribed, right?) In addition to outlining some of the risks that come with inattentive or outright malicious employees, they also offered a few tips for onboarding new staff and retraining current team members.

Getting Ahead of Tech Trends for 2019

Getting Ahead of Tech Trends for 2019

Whether or not you tend to celebrate the turning over of the calendar with excessive libations, for most of us the New Year’s hangover is a fact of life.

In reality, December 31st and January 1st are just days like any other, but the arbitrary significance we assign to the passing of a year provides an opportunity for reflection.

The Continuous Technology Round Up – Summer Edition

The Continuous Technology Round Up – Summer Edition

Is your router spying on you? Think about how much trust you place on that little device which converts the signal from your ISP and connects all your devices to the internet.

Are you in compliance when it comes to storing customer data? Are you exposing your business to risk from bad actors and potential fines from regulators with a lax attitude towards data security?

How many times a day do you look at your smartphone? Could this be bad for your long-term health?

These are the questions that we explore in this edition of the Continuous technology news round-up.

You’ve Been Doing Cyber Security ALL WRONG

You’ve Been Doing Cyber Security ALL WRONG

The old saying goes, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions”. We’re not sure who originally came up with that statement, but if it came out that an IT manager was the source, it would not surprise us.

It’s well understood that business owners certainly do not design their IT infrastructure with the intention of creating situations that result in data breaches and send out compromised data to the dark web – but it happens more often than we'd care to admit.