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Cyber Security March 2017: Encryption

By Business Insurance, Specialty Insurance

Encryption is one of the most difficult subjects in computer science. Simply because, it never stops getting more difficult. As computers become more and more powerful, our simple passwords are easier to crack. Not only that, but communications become easier to break into. Yet, encryption keeps everything we hold dear private, whether we willfully encrypt it or not. Browsers today do their best to keep the data you are sending encrypted, some phone apps encrypt simple text messages, and those cloud storage solutions are encrypted (most of them). So what is encryption, and can I bring more of it into my life?

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Cyber Security Newsletter

February 2017 Cyber Security Newsletter

By Business Insurance, Specialty Insurance

All about Anti-Virus

What is it?

Anti-virus programs such as Avast!, Webroot, or Windows Defender are programs that protect your computer from other software. That other software is often referred to as viruses, or malware. There is many different names for malware that you have probably heard of: Trojans, Worms, Viruses, Ransomware, or Spyware. There are actually many different terms out there for the different types of malware. Read More