Impact Group: Blog

Don’t Copy & Paste This Dangerous Text

By George Bakalov | Jul 11, 2024

A new warning for Google Chrome users has emerged, carrying a critical yet straightforward piece of advice: avoid copying and pasting unfamiliar text into your terminal or run dialog box. This advice comes from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, which has identified…

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Boost Your Smartphone Security: Why the FBI Advices Regular Reboots Matter

By George Bakalov | Jul 4, 2024

Have you ever considered why your smartphone might benefit from a regular reboot? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) advises a simple yet effective practice: regularly rebooting your phone. This recommendation, backed by cybersecurity experts, plays a crucial role in…

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Passwords: Our Primary Defense Against Cyber Threats – A New Era of Cybersecurity

By George Bakalov | Jun 10, 2024

Passwords are our primary defense against cyber threats. Yet, many of us fall into the trap of using generic, easy-to-remember passwords, compromising our security. This blog will delve into the risks associated with generic passwords, what US and Canadian businesses…

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The Importance of Updating Your DMARC Policy for Enhanced Email Security

By George Bakalov | Jun 4, 2024

Email remains a primary communication tool for both personal and professional use, but it also continues to be a significant vector for cyber attacks. Recently, the FBI and NSA have emphasized a crucial step that all email users and administrators…

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Don’t Panic, Prioritize: Incident Response vs. BCDR in a Security Crisis

By George Bakalov | May 20, 2024

Listen up, business leaders! We’re about to clear up a fog that plagues many of you: the difference between incident response and BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery). Let’s face it, these terms get tossed around like acronyms in a…

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Evolution of Internet Threats

By George Bakalov | Apr 18, 2024

In the mid-90s, the Internet was vastly different from today, lacking social media and with a focus on antivirus solutions. While malware infection reasons remain familiar—free offerings, fear, and phishing—the landscape evolves, aided by AI. Furthermore, the reasons why people…

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Traditional and AI Defenses in the Battle Against AI-based Malware

By George Bakalov | Mar 26, 2024

ChatGPT has become a tool of choice for cybercriminals engaged in the creation of polymorphic malware, a sophisticated threat that dynamically alters its code with each execution. This constant evolution thwarts signature-based antivirus tools, making them nearly ineffective in detecting…

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What is the difference between EDR, XDR and MDR and why does it matter to your security?

By George Bakalov | Feb 20, 2024

Acronyms and jargon often infiltrate our daily lives, initially emerging as practical shortcuts but eventually transforming into daunting entities that can leave non-technical people feeling overwhelmed. Worry not, as a non-technical explanation is on the horizon, shedding light on the…

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The Basics of Incident Response for SMBs

By George Bakalov | Jan 23, 2023

Incident response is a critical component of any organization’s cybersecurity strategy. It is the process of identifying, containing, and mitigating the impact of a security incident. This process is essential for small and medium-sized organizations (SMBs) as they are just…

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Six Best Practices for Cybersecurity

By George Bakalov | Jun 7, 2022

From casual users to C-Suite executives the risk of getting hacked has grown exponentially in the last two years. Cyberattacks are an increasing concern especially among business leaders. The frequency and sophistication of these attacks has increased in recent years…

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