Category: Category: Security

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 […]

Employees bringing increased security risks to the workplace

You can have every piece of security hardware in the books: firewall, backup disaster recovery device, anti-virus; but your employees will still be the biggest vulnerability in your organization when it comes to phishing attacks. How do you mitigate as much risk as possible? Create and Strictly Enforce a Password Policy: Passwords should be complex, randomly generated, and replaced regularly. […]

There is a dark side to having smart-everything

With the onslaught of new technology hitting the market every month, it’s easy to fall for the convenience of having a smarthome, a smartphone, and a smartcar. We all fawn over the commercials showing a person commanding their house to dim the lights, set the oven to pre-heat, put on a show, and adjust the […]

Good cybersecurity protects your company from more that just external threats

The cybersecurity you use doesn’t just protect you from the latest malware—it’s an insurance policy that protects your staff, your clients, and the way you do business. Data breaches are no longer a thing of science fiction movies. They happen all around you. Breaches are a costly nightmare that can affect your business from every […]

4 Ways to Protect Against the Very Real Threat of Ransomware

1. Make sure everything is up-to-date and patched to the most recent version Ransomware searches for vulnerabilities in your software and operating system to find a way in and carry out its malicious plans. The WannaCry ransomware discovered a security hole in the Windows operating system and used it to spread across networks. Vulnerabilities can […]

How partnering with an MSP protects you from the human element

Not sure if you should partner your business with an MSP? Managed service providers are here to protect your business. Whether you have an IT person on board or not, an MSP can raise the bar in protecting your operation. Now, let’s get into how partnering with an MSP protects you from the human element. […]