Strongarm Acquired by WatchGuard Technologies

Today we announced that we’ve been acquired by WatchGuard Technologies. All of our customers should already have been contacted by us explaining the transaction and what happens next. We’d like to to thank all of our customers for believing in us over the past three years. We hope that our ... Read More

Strongarm’s Top Security Predictions for 2018

There were a few things that caught us by surprise in 2017. It’s good to reflect on those when thinking about the future. The first was the rise of using quasi-legal click harvesting and cryptocurrency mining to make money. Criminals are finding ways to make money while staying on the ... Read More

Three Steps to Better User Education for Security

Does this sound familiar? You’ve conducted user trainings for your employees, going over the basics of security and what to look for when it comes to phishing, ransomware, and other online threats. You’ve reviewed password security with them, explained how to secure their devices, and even given them examples of ... Read More
adobe flash update scam

Adobe Flash Update Scam: December 2017 Scam of the Month

Have you heard about the Adobe Flash update scam? Adobe Flash Player has unfortunately long been plagued with malware-related issues. The software has often been discovered to have vulnerabilities that make it possible for bad guys to spread malware. The most recent vulnerability was discovered in October of this year ... Read More
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November Scam of the Month: Mailbox Full Phishes

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The Strongarm team has been seeing a new type of phishing attack in the wild. These “mailbox full phishes” target the inboxes of Office365 and Google Apps for Business users and tries to make users upset in order to convince them to click. We’ve seen several people who have clicked ... Read More

10 Security Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter

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Social media is a great resource for keeping up with the latest in cybersecurity, including current threats, emerging technology, hiring best practices, and more. In particular, Twitter offers a way to stay in the loop, whether you want to learn more about protecting your company or you want to advance ... Read More

Rate Your Fate: Are You Ready for a Cyberattack?

Recently we conducted a webinar with Savage Security’s Adrian Sanabria and our CTO Todd O’Boyle. During the webinar, we asked audience members to consider various scenarios and “rate their fates.” In other words, how would your company fare if a given attack was leveled at your organization? We thought you ... Read More

October Scam of the Month: Crypto-currency Mining

| | Scam of the Month, trends
You’re probably familiar with Bitcoin, the online cryptocurrency that has garnered quite a bit of both positive and negative attention. Mining is a part of all cryptocurrencies and forms the root of trust in the currency. Typically, “miners” make money for mining, trading computing resources for actual money. Lately, though, ... Read More