Blog / The Importance Of Your Ransomware Response ransomware response Getting it wrong could mean costly penalties. Ransomware is a topic that I’ve covered in the recent past, so much so that you’ve read or at least seen a few of them like this one, or this one, or maybe even this one (just to point out a few). It comes up so often it […] March 21, 2023
Blog / AI and ChatGPT are Amazing. ChatGPT on a computer screen But are they a security risk? A long time ago, before the before times,  I earned my degree in computer programming with a major in Artificial Intelligence. AI is has been a topic of previous TRINUS newsletters and the current technology buzzword these days, specifically ChatGPT, which uses an AI-modeled text system to interface with […] March 14, 2023
Blog / Phishing versus Ransomware Phishing button with fishing hook on red-lit keyboard Why phishing may overtake ransomware as attackers’ tactic of choice. Over the last couple of years ransomware has been king of the malware hill and the attack that has increased the most in frequency, and considering the potential revenue it can generate, it’s not hard to understand why. But of course, businesses haven’t been particularly […] March 07, 2023
Blog / What common cyberattacks do companies routinely ignore? a man in a mask using a prop to demonstrate common cyberattacks like phishing Phishing attacks are common cyberattacks and not to be underestimated. Email has been around for a long, long time. Its origins date back over 60 years to the 1960s. Email, in the form we are familiar with today was developed in 1980. Younger readers of this newsletters may not remember a time when email was […] February 28, 2023
Blog / How will your organization react to a cybersecurity incident? Incident Response Plan in green highlighted on a keyboard Unfortunately, tossing blame around is all too common. An important part of good cybersecurity is preparedness. That means thinking ahead and having business continuity and disaster recovery plans for when things go wrong. When a situation is critical it’s easy to lose track and miss important details, so having robust plans will relieve some of […] February 21, 2023
Blog / Do you have to keep changing cybersecurity best practices? It’s really annoying! When it comes to all things computers there’s one rule to keep in mind: Things change quickly. What things? All of them. Could I possibly be more specific?  Not really, because everything keeps changing. It may sound like I’m being silly, but remember Windows 7? It wasn’t too long ago that many […] February 14, 2023
Blog / Do you have a policy to deal with lost or stolen equipment? It’s a good idea to have one. There’s a pretty well-known phrase out there known as Murphy’s Law, and it claims (with often unfortunate accuracy) that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. It’s a fairly famous colloquialism, but did you know there’s an even grimmer, less well-known colloquial “law,” known as O’Reilly’s Law, […] February 07, 2023
Blog / When’s a good time to use an administrator level login? Administrator level login and password screen To be clear, almost never. When you create a user in a system or software, they almost always have different levels/permissions or groups that you can associate them with. While the precise terminology may vary depending on the system, the core concepts are the same and different users will have different limitations on what they […] January 31, 2023
Blog / It’s Time to Upgrade to Windows 11 Windows 11 logo on a computer and cell phone screen Most versions of Windows 10 are already past their End of Life. Organizations often make the mistaken assumption software is forever. They use it because they always have and it’s always worked. That is, until there is a problem and when they look into it, lo and behold, the last time it was updated was […] January 24, 2023
Blog / Cybercrime may become uninsurable Cyberinsurance claim denied due to cybercrime Losses caused by criminal activity may no l0nger be covered in the near future. I have written about cyberinsurance changing several times in the past, including how a company settled their cyberinsurance lawsuit with their provider, how a pharmaceutical company won a massive lawsuit, and how Lloyds of London issued public recommendations for cyberinsurance providers. […] January 17, 2023

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