Black and white: Not all hackers are bad

Black and white: Not all hackers are bad

When a cyber security researcher stopped the spread of WannaCry, the headlines praised him as a savior. But just a few short months later he was in handcuffs for allegedly creating a piece of malware that steals banking information. Even if he is innocent, it’s important to understand the difference between white hat, black hat and even gray hat hackers.

What you need to know about malware

What you need to know about malware

You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded.

Wikileaks details router vulnerabilities

Wikileaks details router vulnerabilities

When we write about how antivirus software isn’t enough to keep you safe from malware, it’s not just scare tactics. There are so many ways hackers can break into your system that antivirus solutions will never catch. For a real-world example, look no further than the router exploit kit recently leaked from the CIA.

The Wikileaks CIA documents

For several months, the notorious website famous for leaking government data has been rolling out information it obtained from the Central Intelligence Agency.

DCG Technical Solutions’ CEO Whitfield Blogs for Tripwire on Cyber Danger

DCG Technical Solutions’ CEO Whitfield Blogs for Tripwire on Cyber Danger

Brent Whitfield, CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, recently served as a guest author for Tripwire, which delivers threat, security and compliance solutions. In his article, Whitfield explains how cyber crime has hit the mainstream with readily available exploit lists, downloadable network tools, scripts, and even hacking IT support, and what precautions business owners can take to avoid dangerous cyber attacks.

WannaCry: A historic cyberattack

WannaCry: A historic cyberattack

No one can escape the news of WannaCry. The IT industry has been covering this type of malware for years, but never has one campaign spread so far or infected so many computers. Read on to gain a greater understanding of what happened and how to prepare yourself for the inevitable copy cats.

DCG Technical Solutions’ CEO Brent Whitfield Blogs for StaySafeOnline.org

DCG Technical Solutions’ CEO Brent Whitfield Blogs for StaySafeOnline.org

Brent Whitfield, CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., served as a guest blogger for StaySafeOnline.org, a website that educates the global digital society on how to use the Internet safely and securely. In his blog, Whitfield discusses the website's STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ guidelines for IT security, which include using a clean device and auto updates to ensure users' systems are running the most current software.