IT Security Tips for Small Business
Because IT and cybersecurity are such an IMPORTANT issue, we are promoting a series of IT security articles with useful tips to show you and your employees how to significantly improve your protection from being a victim of cybercrime. Every business must make certain their employees are clear on how to appropriately use, handle and protect company data and devices.
Every time we focus on one simple, specific action you can take to avoid a potential data breach.
Browse the blog posts below for useful tips and information.
IT and Cybersecurity Tips Blog Archive
Think before you click! KnowBe4, a provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks, has released statistics on the top 10 phishing email subjects that are opened by end-users. Drum roll please – the top 10 are: Password Check Required...read more
C-level fraud attacks are an increasingly common attack vector, especially for SMBs. Generally, these attacks come in the form of spoofed emails from the “CEO” or another C-suite executive and ask the recipient to wire role power (people tend to do what the boss says)...read more
We are now well underway with the enthusiasm and excitement associated with watching the 2018 Winter Olympics — including the parade of nations, fabulous performances, fireworks, and the intense competitions themselves. Just a few of the elite USA athletes...read more
Most corporate IT networks have various security products on the network providing some level of security – a firewall, Antivirus software, backup, etc. Even with these protections in place, without a VPN, employees are only protected while they are on the corporate...read more
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 actors to spread malware. The most recent vulnerability was discovered in October of this...read more
With the continued proliferation of cybercrime in 2017, it appears 2018 will be another year of the “good guys” trying to keep pace with the “bad guys”. The data breach environment is one of continual change. It is anticipated that breaches will be bigger and more...read more
When looking for a vulnerability, cybercriminals will go after SMBs and organizations that lack security. An average hacker does not want to pursue the big corporations that have layers of security in place — they want the easy targets. Many SMBs fall victims to...read more
Now that cloud technology has made access to information more convenient, with a promise to make your business life easier, the risk of data security has increased. Cloud servers are susceptible to attacks. Insecure or insecurely used remote access technologies –...read more
In June 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued new guidelines related to passwords and management of user logins. These new guidelines contain some surprising new recommendations and, in some cases, reversed prior guidelines or...read more
Sometimes phishing and other malicious emails come into your mailbox looking very legitimate. These screenshots would show you how to spot a fake GoDaddy email. We live in a fast-paced world and often scan through information without giving it a second thought....read more
The Internet as great as it is can ruin the viability of your IT, and destroy or disturb your business operations. Why? PROBLEM: Cyber attacks and computer viruses are becoming increasingly fierce, sophisticated and destructive. Hackers and cybercriminals from inside...read more
When browsing various website on the Internet, you might come across pop-ups – a common occurrence, and frankly, a nuisance. Some pop-ups are the sales chat window, some are advertisements. But there are also other, malicious types: false ads and scareware...read more