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Government bans Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. What does this mean for you?

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You may have heard the recent news but if you haven't it could have implications for you and your organization. Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke issued a "Binding Operational Directive (BOD)" on September 13th which directed Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies to remove any security products, services, and solutions associated directly or indirectly with Kaspersky Lab or related entities.

Anaconda School District Kicks off New Year with Technology Upgrade for Students, Faculty and Staff

BOZEMAN, Montana —In an effort to modernize and improve efficiency and education, Pine Cove Consulting assisted the Anaconda School District to completely upgrade its technology by implementing enterprise-level wireless infrastructure, Chromebooks for the students and cyber-security protection for all staff, administration and students.

3 Phishing Attack Examples | Types of Cyber Attacks

The threat of phishing attacks is not new, but is growing. In fact, according to Symantec, one in 131 emails contain malware, which is the highest rate we have seen in over 5 years. It is also estimated that phishing emails target over 400 businesses every day which have led to an average of a $1 billion loss over each of the last 3 years. According to a study done by PhishMe, 91% of cyber attacks now begin with some sort of phishing email. Phishing is clearly is one of the favorite tools hackers use to initiate all the types of cyber attacks.

Introduction to Deep Learning Security

Cyber-security is a fast developing industry. As hackers become more and more sophisticated with all the types of attacks, so too must the protection offered by cyber-security companies. Sophos security is set to unveil their new deep learning technology this fall which will take the company's cyber-security solution to new heights. To understand the magnitude of this protection we will do an introduction to deep learning technology and explain how it works.

3 Major Types of Cyber Attacks | Descriptions, Examples, Prevention

Your organization has either; BEEN attacked, is currently BEING attacked or WILL BE attacked by cyber criminals.  Our mission is to provide you the knowledge, the vision, and the solutions to secure your assets. With cyber-attacks becoming more and more prevelent in recent months (Petya, WannaCry, Google Phish), businesses, schools, and organizations alike are scrambling to find the right way to secure their assets.

Another Worldwide Ransomware attack, Petya, Spreading Now

The Petya ransomware. Courtesy of Wired.co.uk

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Just one month after the WannaCry attack in May, the world is now experiencing another worldwide ransomware attack. The WannaCry attack spread quickly across the world as hackers infected hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded a ransom from those infected. This new ransomware attack is expected to have similar, or even greater, damage.

Why Sophos Security? | Pine Cove's Top 5 Reasons

Pine Cove Consulting has been a Sophos partner for 15 years because we understand the threat of cyber attacks and know that Sophos has the solutions. Together, Pine Cove Consulting and Sophos protect users across the northwest United States from approximately 80,000 cyber attacks a day. In fact, Pine Cove Consulting won Sophos' award for "National Partner of the Year" in 2016.  So, you're wondering why Sophos Security? Why is cyber security important? What types of cyber security are there? Let us give you a few reasons to consider Sophos for all your cyber security needs.

WannaCry Ransomware Attack sends Businesses into Frenzy

 What happened?

"The story of the WannaCry ransomware attack began sometime between 2013 and 2016, when the NSA’s exploit tools were stolen. In August 2016, Shadow Brokers revealed itself, and six months later announced the auctioning of NSA tools it had acquired.

Sophos Intercept X Protects against Malware

"Sophos has made what was a very difficult, if not impossible, task of stopping ransomware very simple and effective with Intercept X.  We have stopped hundreds of ransomware and exploit attacks already, throughout our customer base, with Intercept X." -Dan Russell, Chief Information Officer, Pine Cove Consulting

Sophos Intercept X stops Ransomware

Sophos Intercept X Overview from Sophos on Vimeo.

We are excited for the upcoming launch of Sophos Intercept X, a next generation of endpoint protection for today’s threats.  Intercept X is Sophos’ new signatureless anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and anti-hacker technology that includes enhanced reporting and visibility (root-cause analytics) as well as advanced malware cleanup.  All of this managed from Sophos Central.