Why Ransomware Attacks are on The Rise and How to Stop Them

July 19, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Ransomware Attacks Won’t Die--Just Multiply Ransomware has become such a hot topic with a seemingly new case every day that we thought we would pick up where we left off last week... The earliest examples of ransomware (i.e., people hacking into computers, encrypting files and demanding payment in return for decryption) was relatively small potatoes—a hundred dollars here or there in fairly isolated and localized incidents. It used to be your friend’s g [...]

Tech Trends to Expect in 2017 – Part 3 of 3

January 19, 2017 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

We hope you are enjoying the “Tech Trends to Expect in 2017″ series. Last week, we made the second of three weekly predictions on technology trends we think will manifest in 2017. Here’s our third and final prediction of the series: Prediction 3: Cybersecurity will be a primary purchase driver for consumers shopping for professional servi [...]

RPost 2016 Year-in-Review, Trends & Outlook

January 19, 2017 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The RPost team thanks you, our community of users, customers, partners, shareholders, and advocates, for another exciting year at RPost. Your support enables the RPost team to continue innovating for our customers, and to maintain RPost as a worldwide leader in cyber security, compliance, and productivity solutions. Each year, we find it useful to reflect on our company’s mission and discuss the steps RPost is taking to further that mission for its users and customers. As [...]

Online Ads Provide Hacker Entry Point

June 23, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In the recent Tech Essentials article “Changing Trends in Cyber Security,” we highlighted how hackers are becoming more innovative in their ability to use generally available social media (i.e. LinkedIn recruiter tools) and other business applications to target email recipients with imposter email and lure them into wiring money to hackers. This upfront investment (in social media marketing tools, for example) permits hackers to tailor their message such that it appe [...]

Changing Trends in Cyber Security

May 05, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In the past, for individuals and small businesses, cyber security was important to mitigate the inconvenience of spam, viruses that required restoring back-ups of corrupt files, and letters to credit bureaus to clear up identity theft issues. While painful, the cost of these was generally in the hundreds of dollars and perhaps a few hours of inconvenience. Today, we see a convergence of trends that is changing the dynamics of cyber security for individuals and small business [...]

Understanding Common Misconceptions About Email Delivery (Part 2)

March 15, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Most disputes center on who said what to whom and when. When an email gets lost without the sender being aware, the entire conversation or negotiation can derail, and there can be serious financial and/or reputational damage as a consequence. Have you ever been in a situation where an email vanishes? Part 2 of “Common Misconceptions about Email Delivery” prepares you in case delivery of your (or a client’s) time-dependent email is disputed. Let’s get right into the m [...]

Understanding Common Misconceptions About Email Delivery (Part 1)

March 10, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Have you, your staff, or a client ever sent an important email that the recipient claimed he or she did not receive? Over the next three weeks, Tech Essentials will explore common misconceptions about email delivery that will prepare you in case delivery of your (or a client’s) time-dependent email is disputed. Let’s get started with a few pervasive misconceptions. 1. I did not get a bounce notice, so I know my email got there. This is a f [...]

Why are Many Lawyers Now Encrypting Their Emails?

December 18, 2015 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

According to a study by Cybersecurity firm Mandient, 80 of the largest 100 law firms in the United States have been hacked over the last several years. For many lawyers, this is old news; it’s assumed that IT staff has already done everything it can to address any possible security vulnerabilities. However, increased hacker sophistication has brought the emergence of new risks. Hackers are now targeting individuals, exploiting potential weaknesses such as pla [...]