cyber security

The past week saw the US Cyber Command warning organizations about a major security bug in PAN-OS, Palo Alto Network’s operating system that runs on firewalls and enterprise VPN appliances. The CVE-2020-2021 defect was given a 10/10 score on the CVSSv3 severity scale, meaning that the vulnerability was both easy to exploit and could be…

The unexpected shift of millions of workers from on-site work to remote workspaces has challenged organizations like never before. Now, organizations not only have to worry about motivation and performance, but also have to maintain the highest level of cybersecurity to avoid breaches.   While the internet and cloud services providers have made it possible…

  It’s no secret that today’s cyberthreats are complex — malware developers are rapidly expanding their attack capabilities to bypass modern security measures. However, as organizations across industries and of varying sizes continue to expand their digital transformation efforts, there’s a consistent obstacle that limits IT teams’ ability to effectively evolve alongside these new threats — network…

What You Need to Know about Meltdown and Spectre   What are Meltdown and Spectre? Meltdown and Spectre and are side-channel vulnerabilities that enable attacks based on information gained from the physical implementation of almost all CPUs manufactured since 1995. Essentially, normal interactions between operating system memory management and CPU optimization technologies could allow attacks…

The Internet is a powerful and sometimes scary tool that harbors education and mystery, while providing users anonymity for a price.  Yes, the Internet may appear as a place for positive recreation and relaxation; however it also contains many dangers, such as ransomware, that can easily destroy computer systems. What is Ransomware and why does…

Updated June 28, 2017: New Ransomware, Petya: a global threat Many organizations worldwide are being crippled by a new variant of the Petya ransomware. The new variant, also known as Petrwrap *update: it seems some groups are referring to this outbreak as “NotPetya” and classifying it as a “Ransomworm”, has penetrated a number of vital network…

Missed our webinar “Guarding your business against ransomware”?   We’ve got the presentation available for download here and the video will be ready shortly.  In the meantime, feel free to contact us with your questions on Ransomware and how Layered Security – combined with end user training – can safeguard your business not only from ransomware but many of the…

Protect your business from WannaCry and future ransomware threats We’re providing a quick action list to reduce the spread and impact of WannaCry, the ransomware which affected 200,000+ systems in 150 countries starting on Friday May 12.  While the situation is very serious, the solution for stopping this breed of ransomware is now clearly documented and…

  Is your data an easy target for social engineering hacks? For a process called ‘penetration testing’ a credit bureau recently hired a security company (run by a well-known former cybercriminal skilled in a variety of break in techniques) – to devise ways to breach security in their IT systems, to look for openings in…

Markham, Ont. – January 31, 2017 – Pathway communications has completed the HIPAA & PIPEDA compliance audit for its Data Centre, Private Cloud infrastructure and processes.  As of February 1st all client data hosted within Pathway’s Markham Data Centre including Cloud solutions, are fully compliant with the requirements specified in HIPAA and PIPEDA for handling and storage…

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