Category: Category: Security

5G security issues? Are you ready?

On our Newave Facebook page, we recently shared a video about 5G networks, and the IT staff is buzzing with concerns. Why? Because Newave experts are already aware of the 5G security vulnerabilities in this emerging technology. The current concern with 5G networks is authentication security. A Cornell University analysis abstract states, “we find that some […]

The Biggest Phish Story of 2018

Just this month, the FBI warned that there was a 60% increase in 2018 in fake email schemes that aim at stealing money or tax data. Phishing attacks aren’t new, but the realization of the impact to business infrastructure and economy is wide reaching. Integrity in marketing and specifically email communication is at the center […]

Boost Your Employee’s Cybersecurity Training

While cyberattacks remain the no. 1 business risk in North America, only one in four employees are aware of the most common cyber security threats—including phishing attacks, ransomware, and impersonation—according to a Wednesday report from Mimecast. The report surveyed more than 1,000 employees who operate company-issued devices to see how much employees know about cybersecurity […]

6 Most Popular Cyberattack Methods

Are cyberattacks really a problem? Is it just hype? – No, it’s not just hype; and here’s why…   Cyberattacks are on an increase this year.  According to a report by Positive Technologies, Q2 2018 demonstrates a startling increase by 47% in cyberattacks over Q2 2017. The six most common cyberattack methods criminals used in […]

Is Your Mobile Device Management Policy Right for Your Company and Your Employees?

  MDM stands for Mobile Device Management, and your office may have a policy in place already. MDMs help a business control available resources, internet bandwidth, and protect against virus and malware transmission.   While businesses are ready to implement MDM policies for employees to opt-in to with their personal mobile devices (phones, laptops, tablets, […]

Guidelines to help keep your children safe online

As an adult, it’s a struggle to stay secure online—creating strong passwords, maintaining a basic knowledge of malicious online content, and knowing what to post and what not to post on social media accounts.  As a parent, this struggle can become almost impossible.  At this point, you’re not only trying to keep yourself secure, but […]

How Does Encryption Work?

Information security is provided on computers and over the Internet by a variety of methods, but the most popular form of security relies on encryption. So what’s encryption? It’s the process of encoding information in such a way that only the person (or computer) with the key can decode it. Nowadays, it’s easy to buy and sell goods all […]

Protect Your Business, The Importance of Strong Password

It’s simple. Make sure that your passwords are strong and unique. Don’t use your birth date, phone number, social security number, family members name or your pet’s name – these can be easily guessed by a cyber crook usually just by looking over your social profiles. It’s also important that you don’t reuse passwords between your accounts or […]

9 red flags to help you Identify a phishie email

Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim that they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing sites every month, a 65% increase in attacks in the last year, and hackers […]

Why are phishing campaigns so rampant despite awareness from media coverage?

While the number of people falling for sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving his promised wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the world increased 65% in the last year. What exactly is […]