What you should know.

Did You Know? If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. - Sun Tzu.

One of our biggest enemies today is malware. I am going to take the next two weeks or so to discuss the different types of malware, how they can affect you and what you can do to avoid them.

There are seven distinct variations of Malware that you should be aware of and understand. Keyloggers, Info-Stealers, RAM Scrapers, Bots/botnets, Banking Trojans, RATs and Ransomware. The best way to avoid these dangers is to take yourself out of the firing line, get proper protection and implement a robust backup and contingency plan. This is not just Security 101, but Security 911.

2019 teaches us that those who fail to make the right, crucial call to get on top of their networks will be caught out. 2019 was a clear continuation of the years that preceded it, but more intense — more attacks, more data breaches and greater damage throughout the world. Will 2020 bring any relief or will the threats keep escalating? The problems we’ve seen in 2019 aren’t going away, but nor are we helpless. The big takeaway from 2019 is that organizations and companies, governments and individuals must invest more in information security, education and prevention. Cybercrime is a solvable problem that no one needs to be a victim of.

But for those that continue to ignore the reality and refuse to accept the challenges of doing business in the modern, connected world, then 2020 will likely be bleaker than its predecessor, and not the other way around.

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