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Cybersecurity for the Building Automation Industry

Buildings are becoming increasingly smarter and even more networked than ever before. Gone are the days when a building is simply an electrical system with Wi-Fi capabilities. Now, network connectivity forms a vital part of the function of modern buildings. And while this new era of connectivity has helped to make working spaces more responsive and intelligent, it has also opened these systems up to danger.

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Cybersecurity for Military and Government

Since 2020, there have been an alarming amount of hackings and ransomware attacks throughout the U.S. It has almost become the norm to hear about one of these, but that is unacceptable when we have the technology to prevent them from ever occurring. Incidents like SolarWinds, Accellion, Oldsmar, Verkada, and Colonial Pipeline all could have been prevented.

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5 Big Cybersecurity Threats for Banks and How to Combat Them

Much like any other industry, the banking sector has been increasingly migrating into the digital age. Gone are the days when you absolutely must cash or deposit your checks by visiting your local bank in person. You can make nearly any transaction online through your bank. With this continued transition into the digital age, however, comes one more facet to stay on top of — cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity for Casinos

Casinos and the gaming industry play an important role in economic development throughout the United States of America (as well as worldwide). With approximately 1,000 casinos in the U.S., the domestic gambling industry is worth $261 billion and holds 1.8 million jobs, according to Casino.org. That also means, however, that they are prime targets for experienced hackers looking to make a big score.

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Cybersecurity and the Utility Industry

Like many large and small businesses, utility companies are continuing to invest in the ever-growing digital world. There’s one issue, however, that they face on a daily basis – securing critical infrastructure. This is because more of their systems are starting to become interconnected, making it easier for utility companies to control multiple points with fewer people onsite. It also makes them vulnerable to hackers. That’s why Q-Net Security is sharing more information on which issues utility companies face in cybersecurity.

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The 3 Biggest Advantages of Hardware Security

There’s a way to effectively protect your operating systems and precious data without much effort – employing hardware security (hardsec). Here are the 3 biggest advantages of hardware security and why you should consider investing in it right away.

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The Accellion hack could have been prevented.

The recent successful hack of UC Berkeley, and the subsequent leak of personal identifying information, is a major security breach of deep concern - particularly as it could have been prevented.

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Operational Technology vs. Informational Technology

In the ever-evolving world of technology, people who work with computers know exactly what to do when technical issues occur – call someone skilled in IT (informational technology). If there’s a problem with the hardware itself, however, they may want to contact a person with an expertise in OT (operational technology). Interestingly enough, these two departments have started working more closely together than ever before. So what are the similarities and differences between them?

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Working Remotely? Stay Safe With These Network Security Tips

If you follow a few crucial steps, you can easily mitigate network security threats. Consider these 7 tips to help keep your working environment secure while working from home.

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Overview of Network Hardware

A vast majority of people understand how to utilize the Internet today thanks to the wide accessibility of technology. There is, however, a reason why most of those same people pay for someone to install, monitor, and maintain their ability to connect online. It takes someone with an expert knowledge of network hardware – the devices and equipment that make the entire experience possible – to consistently do the job right. Here’s a look into several devices that are found at home and in the office.

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The Real Costs of a Cyberattack

We live in a world richly abundant in technology that we might not have dreamed of using even 30 years ago. Unfortunately, as technology becomes more sophisticated and the sheer number of endpoint devices rapidly increases, cybercriminals become more dexterous and find countless ways to find weaknesses in businesses’ IT infrastructure.

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Verkada Hack Was Preventable

The successful hack of 150,000 security cameras via Silicon Valley security startup Verkada is a major security breach of deep concern, particularly as it could have been prevented.

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Software Security Vs. Hardware Security: Which Is Better?

If you haven’t invested in a solid cybersecurity strategy yet, then you should choose one before you become the latest victim to an insidious cyberattack. The question remains, however: which is a better solution – software security or hardware security?

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Prevent Future Catastrophic Hacks with Q-Net Security

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably heard that the U.S. government was hacked last month. If that isn’t alarming enough, then consider this – the Russian hack of SolarWinds’ Orion update, which was only discovered on December 9, 2020, actually began as far back as March, affecting up to 18,000 customers, including Departments of Defense, Energy, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, Commerce, and other federal agencies. Additionally, many Fortune 500, consulting, technology, telecoms, and oil and gas companies operating in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East were also the victims of this ongoing attack.

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What Is Quantum Computing?

Imagine if you had the power to essentially rewrite the laws of math and break codes much more easily, even surpassing the power of the late mathematician John Nash. This is the mysterious side of computing that we’ll be discussing here: quantum computing.

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Why the Q-Box Doesn’t Require Updates

Cyberattacks are becoming more common. Almost every day, headlines announce the latest cyberattacks, which target companies of all sizes, expose secrets and precious data, and cost organizations outrageous amounts of money. Cybercriminals are finding more insidious ways to infiltrate a company’s seemingly impenetrable network infrastructure.

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Cybersecurity Prevention vs. Detection

Cybersecurity is a constantly evolving field and there are several approaches used to protect information and infrastructure. Overall, these can be identified as strategies for either network intrusion prevention or detection. While both work well in tandem, both can also be used individually and be highly effective.

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Industrial Control System - Use Case

An independent test conducted by Red Berry Innovations demonstrated the effectiveness of Q-Net Security’s quantum compute-resistant cybersecurity solution in an Industrial Control System (ICS) environment.

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Why Hardware

Cybersecurity attacks are increasingly prevalent and many products have become available for detecting such attacks. However, few products can be found that prevent these malicious attacks. In these pages we examine the advantages of using special-purpose hardware to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data. This protection includes encryption of data, authentication of the data source, verification that the data have not been corrupted and have been transmitted over explicitly authorized links.

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