Category: News

Mastering Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide to Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts

In the dynamic realm of modern computing, time is of the essence. Maximizing efficiency is not just a preference but a necessity. Enter the world of keyboard shortcuts—a realm where a few strategic key presses can transform your digital experience. In this blog post, we embark on a journey through the best keyboard shortcuts across…
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Defending the Fortress: Best Practices to Prevent Ransomware Attacks and Secure Your Business

Introduction In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, businesses face a formidable adversary in the form of ransomware attacks. These malicious incidents can have severe consequences, from compromising sensitive data to disrupting critical operations. In this blog post, we will delve into the best security practices to help businesses fortify their defenses against ransomware threats, ensuring…
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The Security Risk of NOT using Two-Factor Authentication

In the realm of cybersecurity, staying one step ahead of potential threats is paramount. The emphasis lies on the critical importance of implementing robust security measures to safeguard sensitive data and infrastructure. One such fundamental measure is two-factor authentication (2FA), a security protocol that significantly enhances an organization’s defense against cyber threats. Introduction Two-factor authentication…
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LayerEight ShootOut 2023 Press Release

Press Release                   CONTACT: Vicki Marking, Sales & Marketing Director, 518-324-4122 Plattsburgh, NY- This Thanksgiving weekend four of the Nation’s top NCAA Division III hockey teams will compete in the inaugural LayerEight ShootOut held this year at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena, home of the Plattsburgh State Cardinals. You…
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Unraveling the World of Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi: the invisible force that keeps our world connected. Whether it’s at home, the office, or a coffee shop, the significance of a strong and secure Wi-Fi connection cannot be overstated.  In this article, LayerEight sheds light on what you need to know about Wi-Fi, its essentials, and how to ensure a seamless experience. Understanding…
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Demystifying Encryption

In a world fueled by data and connectivity, keeping information secure is paramount. Encryption, a cornerstone of digital security, plays a critical role in safeguarding our data from prying eyes. In this guide, we try to unravel the essence of encryption, its significance, and why you need it to fortify your digital world. Understanding Encryption…
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A Welcomed Decline in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks, a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable, saw a downturn in 2022. According to research reports from several cybersecurity vendors, at least some of the drop is thanks to improved prevention and law enforcement intervention. Some reports indicate…
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Manage Your Passwords in 2023!

As we enter a new year, it is time for some good ol’ resolutions. Drink more water, exercise, make your bed every morning, sure. Here at LayerEight, we want your cyber security resolution to be to use a password manager. Password managers help you generate and store long, unique, and complex passwords for all of…
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we would like to remind everyone of the importance of keeping your business protected. Here are four basic behaviors recommended by the national Cybersecurity Alliance that LayerEight also recommends and works with clients to achieve: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication MFA makes it more difficult for a threat actor to gain…
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Multi-Factor Authentication-What It Is and Why It’s Important

What It Is According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Multi-factor authentication is a layered approach to securing data and applications where a system requires a user to present a combination of two or more credentials to verify a user’s identity for login. MFA increases security because even if one credential becomes compromised, unauthorized…
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