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
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
Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one button to click on when you need block annoying or sometimes malicious ads in your browser? In real life, we need to take several steps to do so. Don’t worry – if you use our simple step-by-step instructions...read more
As WannaCry Ransomware – a computer virus, malicious piece of software that restricts access to user files on a computer and displays demands for ransom payments to unlock access or restore files – claimed over 200,000 victims in 150 countries over this weekend,...read more
We are used to getting links in our email, and even with new cybersecurity threats coming out every day, we still fall victim to social engineering tricks used by malicious entities. Emails containing links and attachments, especially coming from someone we know still...read more
Have you ever received an email that appeared suspicious or questioned where it came from? All it takes is one person opening a suspicious email, clicking a malicious link, or downloading an attachment to cause serious damage to your computer infrastructure and affect...read more
The FCC says in a March 27 alert that the scam centers on tricking victims into saying the word “yes,” which scammers record for later use in identity theft or fraud, including phony utility or credit card charges. “Can you hear me” Scam Did...read more
This obviously isn’t an original expression. It originates from the question, “It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?” This ominous question dates back to 1967 when it was presented on television just prior to the local news. At that time, new curfew laws...read more
When people think of antivirus protection, the area that comes to mind is the personal computer, being obvious. Most often, people tend to forget that they access company data not just from their desktop workstation, and that data resides in more than one location....read more
Whether you like it or not, email is commonplace in the business world. With the ubiquity of emails comes a hoard of attacks to gain access to confidential information. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, cyber-attacks on organizations...read more