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How the Avast Hack Could Have Been Prevented

With the right safeguards and technologies in place, many hacks are preventable. A great example of this is the recent hack on Avast. According to ZDNet, a security breach impacted Avast’s internal network. It’s believed the purpose of the attack … Read More

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Held every October, the event is a collaborative effort to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and ensure US citizens have the resources they need to be safer and more … Read More

Recent ransomware attack on multiple businesses via a single source represented visually.

Using MSPs as an Attack Vector Ransomware Disrupts Multiple Organizations

Ransomware doesn’t always strike one place at a time. A recent ransomware attack shows it can strike multiple places simultaneously by targeting managed service providers (MSPs). These are organizations that small to medium businesses outsource IT needs to. This creates … Read More

Figurative representation of a multi-layered security plan, also known as defense-in-depth.

Multi-layered Security Via Network Access Control and Software Defined Perimeter

While Network Access Control (NAC) and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) can both help improve your cyber security when used separately, they can do even more to help secure your network when used together as part of a multi-layered security plan. … Read More

Learn about Insider Threat Awareness Month and the Process of mitigating insider threats.

Insider Threats Get Their Own Month

Awareness that insider threats are every organizations weak spot is worth spreading, to that end Impulse would like to help spread the word to our customers that this month is the first annual Insider Threat Awareness Month. The event is … Read More

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Lessons From a 161 Million Record Database Data Breach

Each day, people share their information with websites in order to receive services. Unfortunately, those services can be insecure. According to scmagazine, a recent database data breach on a MoviePass subdomain exposed 161 million records. This could have potentially exposed … Read More

In the SDP Vs VPN debate, SDP has a use case as a next generation VPN that solves many disadvantages of VPN.

SDP Vs VPN —Why not the best of both?

Due to the frequent use of mobile devices and public Wi-Fi networks, resources often need to be accessible from anywhere. But this accessibility must be balanced with the need for security. Traditional VPNs enable secure remote access, but more is … Read More

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How to Secure My Wireless Network

With wireless networks everywhere from secret research facilities to coffee shops, learning how to secure your wireless network is critical. There isn’t a perfect Wi-Fi security strategy, as such, securing a network requires a combination of techniques that will need … Read More

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What is network segmentation?

Putting all your organization’s devices onto one public network and allowing VPN access to cloud-based resources without internal security is an ideal situation for hackers looking to steal data. But when internet connecting devices are everywhere from your phones to … Read More