How to Protect Your Macs from FileVault Recovery Key Issues

FileVault

If you are a Mac user, you may have heard about the recent updates to MacOS Sonoma 14.4 and 14.1 that have been resetting user’s FileVault recovery keys. FileVault is a built-in encryption feature that protects your data from someone who might obtain physical access to your device.  During this update, users are presented with…

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Cracking the Code: Why Your Team Needs to Embrace Password Managers

password manager

Introduction: From social media accounts to financial portals, we juggle a staggering number of online identities, each requiring a unique and secure password. But let’s face it, remembering complex passwords for every platform is a recipe for disaster. This is where password managers come in – the unsung heroes of cybersecurity. At SUURV Technologies, we…

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Compliance Audits: Lessons from the SEC Lawsuit of SolarWinds

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A Brief History On October 30, 2023, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against SolarWinds, the information technology firm that fell victim to a Russian-backed hacking group in a major cyber-espionage incident in 2019. The SEC alleges that SolarWinds committed fraud and failed to maintain adequate internal controls for several years leading…

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Ten Tips for Parents to Foster Safe Online Practices in Children

Foster Safe Online Practices in Children

Every generation of parents faces unique challenges in parenting as society advances and evolves. The upbringing in the 70s differed significantly from the 90s, and both seem vastly different from the present era. Listening to my father’s tales of his childhood feels like stepping into a different world altogether. In today’s digital age, with the…

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How to Create a Business Continuity Plan

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In the wake of the recent ransomware breach at Rackspace, many of their customers lost all access to their email accounts, calendars, and other critical information. The company responded by initiating emergency protocols. User accounts were migrated from Rackspace’s hosted Exchange to Microsoft’s O365 platform. Despite restoring services, users lost all their data due to…

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How Scammers Steal Information. What You Need to Know about Social Engineering.

Article Summary: The phrase “social engineering” is used to describe a wide variety of scamming tactics that hackers use when interacting with their potential victims. Often times, unsuspecting people are duped into divulging critical information or committing security blunders. Scammer attacks generally fall into one of these five categories: baiting, scareware, pretexting, phishing, and spear…

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Cisco Umbrella Pulls Out of Russia and Belarus

Cisco Umbrella

On August 1st, 2022, Cisco Umbrella began blocking all traffic originating out of Russia and Belarus (source). This move was first announced by the company on March 3rd to show support for their customers and employees in Ukraine and to condemn Russia’s aggression against their country. What implications does this have for your business? Here…

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Password Managers For Business

password managers for business

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, people used one password across a handful of logins. This worked fine for a time due to the average person’s ignorance of all things technology; however, times have changed and breaches are commonplace. Businesses must prepare for a different post-COVID workplace where cybersecurity needs, compliance,…

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Russian Cyberwar Against the US

Russian cyberwar

As tension rise during the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, there is a growing concern regarding the United States response. After all, we are the world’s superpower. Our response as a nation could spark a Russian cyberwar, world war, or leave a country to fall to a dictator. Bad men need nothing more to compass…

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