Tag: Cybersecurity

20
Nov

What Are Managed IT Services?

  Written by: Jay H. Businesses everywhere depend on technology for daily operations. Everything from computers to phones to networks to servers needs management, or else business operations could grind to a halt if something goes wrong. However, many small-medium businesses do not have the resources to maintain their own IT and turn to a managed IT services provider to

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6
Nov

How To Back Up Your Computer

Written by: Jay H. Your data is at risk every day. You could lose your break your computer, your hard drive could fail, ransomware could take your data hostage, or you could accidentally erase your files. If you don’t regularly back up your computer, you’re at significant risk of losing your files. Here’s how to back up your computer and

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1
Oct

Top 5 Causes of Data Breaches: Protect Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. You may think your small business is an unlikely target for cybercriminals. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Approximately 43 percent of cybersecurity breaches target small and medium businesses, meaning your organization is in direct sight of attackers. Luckily, you can fight back against hackers and take steps to protect yourself and your organization. Let’s go over

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20
Sep

DuckDuckGo: The Privacy-Focused Alternative To Google

Written by: Jay H. Online privacy is a hot topic nowadays. Everything you do, from the web pages you visit, searches you enter, and online purchases you make, is tracked and sold to advertisers. That’s why when you look up, say, barbeques, you get relentlessly bombarded with barbeque ads. However, with Google being the dominant search engine, you may think

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25
Aug

What Is Spyware And How Does It Work?

Written by: Jay H. Spyware is an umbrella term for a form of malware (malicious software) that bad actors install on a victim’s computer without their consent. It then spies on the user, steals personal information – including browsing history, login information, and sensitive information – and relays the data to third parties. Spyware is one of the most common

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22
Jul

Office Printers: A Hacker’s Gateway To Your Network

Written by: Jay H. When it comes to cybersecurity, you probably think about securing your computers, servers, applications, and data from attacks. However, one vulnerable device often overlooked is your office printer, which hackers can use as a gateway into your system. How Can Attackers Hack My Printer? Because most people overlook their printers in cybersecurity, hackers look to exploit

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15
Jul

Why Your Business Needs A Network Security Audit

Written by: Jay H. Many small-medium businesses (SMB) wonder if they need a network security audit conducted. The short answer – yes, but the cybersecurity strategy built from this audit varies based on each business. Let’s go over what you should know about network security audits for your organization. What Exactly Is A Network Security Audit? A network security audit

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28
Jun

Brute Force Attacks, Software Vulnerabilities, And Malicious Emails Behind Most Attacks

Written by: Jay H. Cyber attackers are successfully breaching organizations through brute force attacks, software vulnerabilities, and malicious emails, according to a new report from Kaspersky. Almost 90 percent of the incidents Kaspersky’s team responded to involved these three factors, providing insight into which attack vectors hackers are successfully using. Brute force attacks and software vulnerabilities each accounted for 31.58

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19
Jun

CISA Releases List of Cybersecurity Bad Practices

Written by: Jay H. The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a list of cybersecurity bad practices. These practices are hazardous and put organizations at significant risk of cyber threats. Moreover, they are exceptionally dangerous for organizations that support Critical Infrastructure or National Critical Functions and technologies accessible from the Internet. The current list of bad practices

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8
Jun

How Your Remote Employees Could Be Threatening Your Business

Written by: Jay H. Cybersecurity is critical for your business operations. Without proper procedures in place, you risk exposure to costly ransomware, data theft, and data loss. However, while most worry about external bad actors threatening their organization, your employees could be posing just as big of a risk. A new survey by HP Wolf Security found that many remote

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