Articles by Joe Michalowski

Joe Michalowski

Joe Michalowski covers B2B tech topics including cybersecurity, digital transformation, IT infrastructure, and more.

What Is a Zero-Day Exploit? And How to Defend Yourself in 2021
What Is a Zero-Day Exploit? And How to Defend Yourself in 2021
You kept your antivirus software up-to-date. You had a firewall in place. Your employees went through all necessary cybersecurity awareness training. And yet, your company still experienced a security incident. Now, you’re l...
Joe Michalowski by Joe Michalowski December 28, 2019
How Not to Fall Victim to Social Engineering Scams
How Not to Fall Victim to Social Engineering Scams
If you’re trying to improve your cyber defenses, then understanding the threat of social engineering should be a top priority. Studies show that 84% of attackers use social engineering as an important part of their infiltrat...
Joe Michalowski by Joe Michalowski April 11, 2019
What Is Spyware? Protecting Your Data Against a Common Threat
What Is Spyware? Protecting Your Data Against a Common Threat
Ransomware, cryptomining, phishing, and denial of service (DoS)—these are the types of cyber attacks that people and businesses have come to fear most in recent years. However, with all the attention paid to these kinds of h...
Joe Michalowski by Joe Michalowski March 31, 2019
What Is Spoofing? And How to Mitigate an Under-the-Radar Threat
What Is Spoofing? And How to Mitigate an Under-the-Radar Threat
In 2017, a man was arrested for stealing $100 million from two tech companies by launching an elaborate cyber attack. He didn’t use ransomware. And he didn’t use some kind of advanced, zero-day malware. The attacker to...
Joe Michalowski by Joe Michalowski March 24, 2019