2019 – The year of crippling attacks…

2019 – The year of crippling attacks…

If you aren’t improving security, you REALLY should be.

Attacks on small and medium business have skyrocketed in 2018. The damage caused in each attack has become worse. It is extremely expensive to be hacked. Not just in massive lost productivity and cost to remediate but now there are legislative fees and requirements imposed for most breaches.

VPNs: Why you need them

VPNs: Why you need them

Installing antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, third parties, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a virtual private network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private. Here’s why. What is a VPN? The best way to describe […]

It was an insider!

It was an insider!

Guess what is the biggest vulnerability in your entire, sophisticated, computer network? It’s not the firewall. It’s not the Wi-Fi. It’s not even missed patches, passwords or protocols. It’s the people in front of the keyboards! Yup… employees are the biggest threat!

Imagine your network is like Fort Knox.

Dangers of Public Wifi

Dangers of Public Wifi

Absolutely NOTHING should distract you from protecting your personal information.

We’ve just had Thanksgiving week and that means one thing for sure: people were distracted.

Priorities like traveling, buying the turkey, and tackling Black Friday may put protecting one’s personal data on a back burner.

Think your password is secure? Think again

Think your password is secure? Think again

A password policy designed for federal agencies must be secure, right? Surprisingly, that hasn’t been the case, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — the combination of letters, numbers, and special characters — but it now says those guidelines […]

Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Newspaper headlines and Hollywood movies have shaped our understanding of computer hackers, but in the real world it’s not so simple. Some hackers are making massive contributions to the field of cybersecurity, it just depends on which hat they’re wearing that day. Take a few minutes to learn about white, black, and gray hat hackers. […]

Gold! Free Security Checklist

Gold! Free Security Checklist

Never before has security been as important as it is right now. We are seeing a huge uptake in actual breaches right here in our area. The bad guys are getting much better and the good guys are simply falling further behind. The financial damages, the loss of reputation, company operations being completely blocked and virtually every firm is under constant attack.

The lowdown on cloud security

The lowdown on cloud security

If you’re thinking of transitioning your business to the cloud, consider the security of the platform. While providers would like us to believe that the friendly, fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the reality is far different. Just ask one of the nearly seven million Dropbox users who […]