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The phone rings. It's your family member’s number. Panic clenches your gut as their voice, with urgency, spills out a story of a horrific accident.  They need money immediately, or face jail time. The desperation in their voice feels bone-chillingly real. But a sliver of doubt lingers.  Ignoring the frantic pleas, you hang up.  Taking a deep breath, you dial your their number again. Relief...

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In the constantly evolving landscape of cybersecurity, vigilance is paramount. A new and sophisticated threat has emerged, where cybercriminals cunningly use fake Adobe Acrobat Reader installers to disseminate a complex malware known as Byakugan. The Deceptive Start:The ploy begins with a PDF file, typically in Portuguese, which displays a blurred image. It prompts the viewer to download Adobe Reader to view the content clearly. However, this...

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In what marks a disturbing escalation in cyber vulnerabilities, AT&T has recently revealed a massive data breach, impacting an astounding number of individuals – about 73 million current and former customers. This breach is not the first of its kind for the telecommunications giant, but it is notably severe in both its scale and the sensitivity of the compromised data. The Extent of the BreachThe recent...

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In today's competitive landscape, businesses are constantly looking for ways to streamline operations and maximize profits. One area that often gets overlooked is Information Technology (IT).  While a robust IT infrastructure is crucial for success, building and maintaining an in-house IT team can be a significant expense. This is where Managed Service Providers (MSPs) come in. MSPs offer a compelling alternative to traditional in-house IT departments....

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Imagine this: you've built a fortress of cybersecurity defenses – firewalls, intrusion detection systems.. Yet, a nagging feeling persists – a vulnerability lurking beneath the surface. You're not entirely wrong. A new report by Silverfort sheds light on a critical and often overlooked gap in our understanding of cyber threats: identity security weaknesses. Traditional threat reports focus heavily on the flashy elements – malware strains, attacker...

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Have you ever searched for news about a loved one who recently passed away, only to find strange obituaries popping up on unfamiliar websites?  This isn't just an unsettling experience for grieving families; it's a cunning new scam tactic that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and could pose a serious cyber risk for businesses. Scammers Take Advantage of Emotional Vulnerability Imagine this: you hear about the passing of...

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Your IT infrastructure is the backbone of your business.  That's why having a reliable Managed Service Provider (MSP) is crucial. But how do you know if your current MSP is truly delivering? Here are the top 5 questions to ask them, and if the answers raise red flags, it might be time to consider a partner like PivIT Strategy. 1.  Security: How do you protect my...

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In today's competitive landscape, companies need every edge they can get. When it comes to selling your business, a strong and reliable IT infrastructure is a major selling point. But if your current Managed Service Provider (MSP) isn't delivering, it could be dragging down your business value. Here's how switching IT MSPs can unlock hidden value and make your company more attractive to potential buyers. Enhanced...

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The digital age has opened doors to innovation, but also exposed businesses to ever-evolving cyber threats. These threats can disrupt operations, steal data, and damage reputations. In response, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enacted a new rule requiring public companies to disclose material cybersecurity incidents. This blog explores the rule, its implications, and how businesses can prepare for compliance. The Importance of the RuleThe "Cybersecurity...

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