Ransomware is a form of malware, malicious software that infects you computer. Ransomware encrypts critical files on your computer, preventing you from accessing certain information or even from using your computer at all.

Once the ransomware has encrypted your computer, it will display a message instructing you to make…


Defense in depth, or DiD is a former military term that has made its way into the cybersecurity lexicon.

Defense in depth refers to placing layers of defenses between an attacker and their target, rather than relying on one single line of defense.

The concept of defense in depth…


VPNs, or virtual private networks, are a way to browse the internet and send and receive data in a secure manner by allowing the user to access public networks while still benefiting from the security of a private network.

Because of this added layer of security, VPNs have a…


Malware, or malicious software, is a file or program deliberately designed to harm the machine it infects. There is a wide variety of malware, and the term covers viruses, computer worms, spyware, ransomware, adware, and so-called Trojan horses.

Since 2009, the total number of recorded malware infections has risen…


Social Engineering is a collection of psychological techniques used by cybercriminals to manipulate you into giving up private information.

Criminals use social engineering to trick people into taking certain actions or revealing data. It might be to download an unsolicited attachment, infecting your computer with malware. …


In 2017, cybercriminals were able to access the private financial records of more than 147.9 million Americans, 15.2 million British citizens, and around 19,000 Canadian citizens through a data breach at the American credit bureau Equifax.

The Equifax data breach remains one of the largest cyber crimes, related to…


Hello, my name is Duane and I am a native of Guyana, South America, who came to America at the age of 3. Growing up, I loved figuring out how things worked, especially electronics. I had the habit of taking things apart and putting them back together. …

Duane Wilson

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