Light Point Web Integrates with Metascan Online to Protect Against Malicious Downloads

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

We recently added a new feature to Light Point Web that warrants some extra recognition. We have added a server-side integration with OPSWAT’s Metascan Online service to provide yet another best-in-class layer of security for our users.

Metascan Online is a cloud service that can scan files with over 40 anti-virus engines, and do so in a matter of seconds. With our integration with Metascan Online, our users will get an extra level of assurance that every file they download is safe without having to wait around for the results. This all happens seamlessly to the user, so no extra work is required by the user to get this additional layer of protection.

The Weakest Link in Your Company’s Security

Mon, May 5, 2014

Are your employees creating a security risk in your company? Did you know that employees were the second highest cause for data breaches, after criminal attacks? Here are some common ways well-meaning employees can cause data breaches.

As Cyber Attacks Multiply, So Do Insurance Policies That Cover Damages

Fri, May 2, 2014

Ryan McDonald, the Digital Producer for the Baltimore Business Journal, recently interviewed me for the publication’s latest cybersecurity story, “As cyber attacks multiply, so do insurance policies that cover damages,” where he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing cybersecurity insurance and how to go about it. I thought it was worth sharing here on our blog in case any of you missed it. Below is an excerpt from the story.

In the wake of high-profile security breaches that have affected major companies and universities, a growing number of firms are pushing a relatively new product for businesses: cyber security insurance.

How To Browse The Web Safe From Viruses For Free

Wed, Nov 30, 2011

Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of being able to browse the web in complete safety. The title of this post explicitly mentions “viruses”, but I’m using this as a more well-known moniker for the term “malware”. Malware is a more generic term which encompasses viruses, spyware, trojans, etc.

What I mean by “complete safety”, is that you do not have to worry about malware infecting your computer. It does not mean you are safe from being tricked into giving your banking passwords to a site that is only pretending to be your bank.

Does Light Point Security Track Your Browsing? Absolutely Not!

Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Does Light Point Security track our users’ browsing? I get this question a lot, so I’d like to clarify this in a blog post. We absolutely do not track our users’ activities online. In fact, that goes totally against what we stand for – to protect you while on the web.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Is Here

Wed, Oct 5, 2011

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Through a series of events across the country, National Cyber Security Awareness Month engages public and private sector partners to raise awareness and educate the public about cybersecurity.

Light Point Web 1.1 Released

Mon, Sep 19, 2011

Light Point Security has just released Light Point Web 1.1. While this version contains updates to our open source code, and small usability related bug fixes, the main improvement is flash video playback.

Events To Attend While At Black Hat USA 2011

Sun, Jul 31, 2011

There are usually a lot of events scheduled the week of the Black Hat conference. I’ll be attending some of these events, and I encourage you to attend some as well. This is a list of after parties and Black Hat sponsored special events that will keep you busy all week.

Why Antivirus Isn’t Enough

Mon, Jul 18, 2011

I have come to realize recently that almost all computer security products (including antivirus) are what I call “filter-based”. The problem though is that when (not if) the filter is wrong, the user’s security is compromised.

A filter-based security product is any security product which roots its security in the premise that it can filter all the bad things that might happen away from the non-bad things. So for anything that a user tries to do, the security product first attempts to decide if that thing is bad. If it’s bad, the product will stop that thing from happening. Thus, the effectiveness of the product is totally dependent on the accuracy of the filter.

The Single Most Effective Way To Stop Malware

Mon, May 9, 2011

I am going to tell you the single most effective thing you can do to keep your home computer free of viruses and other malware. Its very simple; something you only have to do once and never think of it again. Most likely you are already doing it.
So without any more suspense, the single most effective thing you can do to keep malware off of your computer is…use a router.

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