Baroan Technologies to offer CB Defense from Carbon Black

May 14, 2019 Baroan Technologies to offer CB Defense, Carbon Black’s award-winning Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – May 14, 2019 – Baroan Technologies, a leading managed IT service provider, today announced it has joined Carbon Black’s partner program as a value-added reseller. Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is a leading provider of cloud-delivered, next-generation endpoint security. As part of the program, Baroan Technologies will aim to better secure its customers against cyberattacks and data breaches by offering Carbon Black’s CB Defense, an industry-leading NGAV and EDR solution delivered via the CB Predictive Security Cloud™ (PSC). CB Defense leverages the powerful capabilities of the PSC by applying streaming analytics to unfiltered endpoint data in order to predict, detect, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber threats. CB Defense affords users the ability to effectively replace legacy AV and is designed to d…

WhatsApp hackers install government-grade spyware on an undetermined amount of devices

"The vulnerability was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device being called, whether the call was answered or not.

WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,” the company said in a statement."

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4 Key Facts About Data Breaches

You probably hear about data breaches and cyber attacks all the time, but do you understand what you're reading? Often times it's a lot of information thrown at you, it's too technical, and it's hard to digest it all. Our mission is to help our customers be successful with technology, and that means presenting information in a way that you don't need to be a senior tech to understand it. We want you to be able to understand how this information pertains to your business, and how to stop you from becoming one of these statistics. We created a fast facts sheet with the most important facts about data breaches that we think you need to know.

Microsoft Outlook Breach Much Larger Than First Expected

"A recently-disclosed Microsoft email-platform breach is reportedly much worse than previously thought, now impacting a large number of Outlook accounts as well as MSN and Hotmail email accounts. On Friday, a slew of Outlook users reported receiving notifications from Microsoft. The notification warned of a data breach impacting accounts between Jan. 1 and March 28, but said that the breach only impacted “some” accounts, and that the content of emails and any attachments were not exposed.

However, a Sunday Motherboard report said that the breach is “much worse” than previously reported. According to Motherboard, the hackers were, in fact, able to access email content, and that the breach impacted a large number of Outlook, MSN and Hotmail email accounts"

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication, similar to Two-Factor Authentication, is a way to further protect you, your business, and employees from cybercrime. With the ever rising rate of hacking and other cybercrime, it's more crucial than ever to safeguard your sensitive information. It's no longer enough to just have a strong password. This is where MFA comes into play. Let's break it down.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
MFA is a second layer of security that you can use for your email logins, device logins, and many other places that you store sensitive information. It's usually broken down into three concepts:     Things you know (knowledge), such as a password or PIN    Things you have (possession), such as a badge or smartphone    Things you are (inheritance), indicated through biometrics, like fingerprints or voice recognition¹The combinations of the three above concepts work to create a more personalized layer of security for the end user. You may have seen these in use…

What Is the Dark Web and Why You Should Care

The dark web may seem like a word you should only say in the dark of night, behind closed doors, but is it really that bad? Yes and no. To some, the dark web is a bad place beyond the internet, a flea market for criminals if you will. Instead of finding handmade jewelry and dusty vinyl records, you'll find illegal drugs, social security cards, and counterfeit money for sale, usually at a relatively low price.¹ Surprisingly, not everyone on the dark web is a malicious criminal. Sometimes, the dark web is a person's only access to the outside world.² People who live in a closed society like North Korea, whose internet is extremely limited and censored,³ use the dark web to give and receive information without consequence. It's not all black and white though If you wanted to, you could go to the dark web without being a criminal or a desperate hostage. There isn't any penalty for just being on the dark web,¹ however take extreme caution when doing so, as one wrong move, o…

It's Time to Get Real About Cybersecurity

Everyday you hear about another company getting hacked, breached, or cyber attacked. By now you may be desensitized to it, especially since it always seems to be large companies getting hit- which you aren't. You may think that makes you less likely to be hit, but please know that's not the case. SMB's get attacked equally if not more than larger companies. The reason being is that they tend to have less resources available to create and maintain a holistic cybersecurity plan. If your firewall isn't properly configured, if your employees passwords aren't up to industry standards, if the free trial of your antivirus expired last year, you might as well have a "we're open" sign on your network as well as the one that you have on the front door of your business.

There is only one way to protect your business from being hacked, and that is to have a proactivecybersecurity plan in place. Don't just graze the headlines for every new breach, don't…