IT Security Tips for Small Business
Because IT and cybersecurity is 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. If you would like to receive these weekly articles via email, please subscribe to our newsletter.
IT and Cybersecurity Tips Blog Archive
Increasingly, small and medium business (SMBs) are becoming victims of cyber-crime. According to the FBI, cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. Fraudsters and identity thieves are targeting companies and their...read more
You probably remember the incidents of Yahoo data breach that span in the course of several years. To refresh your memory about one of the largest cybersecurity breaches EVER you did NOT know about [Yahoo]: at least 500 million user accounts have been stolen and sold...read more
Bad ads have a higher probability of being visible to you during holidays, such as Valentine day – when people are looking for presents, bargain deals or ideas for a romantic gateway or dinner out. I am not talking about unethical advertising that pushes bad...read more
In IT, endpoint security refers to a methodology of protecting the business network when accessed through such remote devices. In the last few years, IT industry’s focus had shifted from a perimeter network security to endpoint and data security solutions....read more
If you haven’t encountered it yet, you’ve heard about it: ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to encrypt the data or block access to a computer system until a demanded sum of money is paid online. Traditionally, most ransomware thrived on...read more
While it is important to realize that hacking is a real, external threat, it is even more important to remember that hacker’s take advantage of existing, internal vulnerabilities. According to the latest 2016 State of SMB cybersecurity study by the Ponemon...read more
One of the biggest threats to your data is the popular advance of Bring You Own Device (BYOD) policies and mobile workers. According to Gartner is expected that half of all businesses will have a strong need for a BYOD policy this coming year. Employees will be using...read more
A phishing e-mail is a bogus e-mail request that is designed to look like a legitimate request from a sender you trust in an effort to get you to provide your credentials such as login information to a specific website. It can also try to trick you into clicking on...read more
Thanks to powerful brute-force-attack software readily available online, hackers can try tens of millions of possible password combinations per second. For example, a hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase...read more
You’re a hardworking team player who likes to check e-mail and get a few things done after hours – all good! But here’s something you might not know: you should never access company data, file servers or applications through personal devices and home PCs that are not...read more
You probably have seen it before – or not – but there is a sneaky bait and switch trick used by some hackers. It works like this: they register and set up a fraudulent website that is a very close misspelling of a legitimate one. For example,...read more
There is a legion of hackers out there who have just ONE goal in mind: to find a new access to your computer through in a commonly installed software such as Adobe, Flash or QuickTime, among others. What they are looking for is a vulnerability. In computer security,...read more