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Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Keep Your Cyber Assets Safe!

By Hiram Machado, CEO adaQuest Consider this, there are more than 7.5 billion people in the world, and about 4.5 billion are communicating online (according to internetworldstats.com). Imagine that when you go to a major metropolitan area, with lots of people walking around, there is always a risk that someone will...

  In our last post, we looked at the increased incidents of cryptojacking and what were the factors behind the increase. We are now going to look at the detection and prevention of cryptojacking attacks. The number one sign that your device has been cyptojacked is a sudden unexplained degradation of performance.  You...

Nature, and apparently cyberspace, both abhor a vacuum. Thus, while the number of ransomware attacks have dropped significantly in 2017*, there’s a new “kid” on the cybersecurity block, and that kid’s name is cryptojacking. What’s cryptojacking? Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone’s computing device to mine cryptocurrency. And, according to a...

[caption id="attachment_1278" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hiram Machado Discusses GDPR and Data Protection[/caption] On Thursday, April 19th adaQuest’s Hiram Machado, Paul Johnson, and Mark Shriner participated in the ISSA Puget Sound monthly chapter meeting. After watching an informative  presentation from Chapter President Justin White that covered some of the recent data privacy issues in...

[caption id="attachment_1269" align="alignleft" width="300"] Team adaQuest at the Microsoft Cybercrime Center[/caption]               Recently several members of the adaQuest team were invited by Microsoft to tour Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center (CDOC) and the Microsoft Cybercrime Center (MCC). While we were only allowed to enter and view a limited area of both the CDOC...