Liz Alton

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Liz Alton is a writer who specializes in covering technology, security, analytics, finance and marketing for enterprise and SMB audiences. Her bylined pieces have been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, USA Today, Mic, Technorati, Harvard Business Review blogs, and more. She holds a BA and an MBA.

Posts by Liz Alton

Security

It's Not Just The Ransom You're Losing: Quantifying the Real Cost of Malware Attacks

It takes just half a second to infect a computer with ransomware, but affected companies deal with the fallout for months. The FBI estimates that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur each day in the U.S. – representing a 300% …

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Why Cyber Resilience in Today's Complex Environment Requires an Integrated Ransomware Solution

More than 50 new types of malware used in ransomware attacks were released in the first half of 2016 alone. The pace of ransomware attacks is escalating. Nearly 40% of companies have been hit with ransomware attacks this year, and the …

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Cybersecurity and Psychology of Whaling

There's a new threat in cybersecurity and it's aimed at the business world's biggest targets. The FBI estimates that Business Email Compromise (BEC) – CEO fraud or "whaling" - increased more than 270%.The FT reports total potential global losses incr…

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