Hannah J Lobdell

Why you need a secure guest WiFi network post-pandemic

As the world reopens its doors, WiFi sharing has made a resurgence. Passwords are being passed around like platters at a dinner party, and with the average number of devices per U.S. household estimated to reach 20 by 2025, home network security is being put to the test.   The problem is, now these networks are guarding more sensitive information. On average, 70% of employees are working from ...

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Vivian Susko

The hybrid work model across industries: key differences and takeaways

Social media has been buzzing with the latest opinions on the work-from-home vs. in-office debate: Which business model is better? Employees save time on commuting, but is burnout slowing them down more than traffic would have?  Businesses are cutting costs on workspace, but is a data breach via a remote access point worth the risk?  Minim attended Bizzabo's Agents of Hybrid event and the Fiber ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Building a secure hybrid work model: Minim exhibits remote technology solutions at 2021 Telarus Partner Summit

A balance of on-site and remote work opportunities is becoming the preference of the job market, which explains why 63% of high-growth companies now support a hybrid work model.  Flexible capacity planning and broader talent pool access aside, hybrid work presents a challenging corporate threatscape. A global study assessing cybersecurity risks in the remote work era confirmed that 71% of ...

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Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [June 2021]

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly intelligent and aggressive post-pandemic. Some of the largest infiltrations on U.S. infrastructure took place in Q2 when hackers temporarily shut down the Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat processing plants across the country. This month's roundup takes a look at the White House’s new Cybersecurity Executive Order and several of the large-scale attacks that led ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

The Colonial Pipeline hack and what your business can learn from it

One of the largest ransomware attacks on U.S oil infrastructure to date occurred on April 29, 2021, when cybercriminals hacked the Colonial Pipeline Company via an employee password. Within a week, the Pipeline shut down, and a ransom note of $4.4 million was sent. While the Government has assured us that the fuel lines will return to full working capacity, the cyberattack has already begun to ...

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Vivian Susko

Policy breakdown: The 2021 Cybersecurity Executive Order and what it means for the Telecom industry

The Biden-Harris administration signed the "Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity" on May 12, 2021. Consisting of 11 sections, the order calls for better communication between the U.S. public and private sectors, new software development standards, and updated cyberattack response protocols nationwide.  

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [May 2021]

Researchers found a flaw in 13 Android apps’ security measures which could lead to over 100 million users’ personal information being exposed, while both VMware and WiFi were found to have vulnerabilities that could jeopardize their larger scale networks. This month’s cybersecurity roundup examines the flaws in the authentication keys, WiFi frames, and V12 configurations that threatened the ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [April 2021]

Security researchers uncovered two major malware strains in April: the more_eggs backdoor targeting LinkedIn users and the Promotei botnet's exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Social media app TikTok is also under scrutiny for the misuse of children's information and data collection. This month's cybersecurity roundup takes a deep dive into the security ...

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Vivian Susko

Will the Biden Administration adopt a Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS)?

An unprecedented year of targeted malware and ransomware threats kicked off with the SolarWinds attack back in January,  a data breach affecting several government institutions and exposing the sensitive data of more than 425 of the US Fortune 500 companies. When nearly 30,000 macOS devices across 153 countries were infected by the malware known as Silver Sparrow a month later, the public turned ...

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Vivian Susko

Retail Lab Test Franchise approves Minim as office network security vendor, securing confidential patient data

Amid a flood of patient visits, ANY LAB TEST NOW® sites are turning to Minim to ensure patient health data is protected over their WiFi networks. An evolving library of confidential files and connected devices are overwhelming traditional firewall and VPN security, threatening to expose sensitive patient information. With a forecasted 49% increase in post-pandemic retail health clinic demand, ...

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