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Quiz Time: Can You Handle Social Media Phishing Attacks at work?

Our last three blogs have discussed cybersecurity threats and how they affect a business. We have talked about the dangers that stem from various types of malware. We have warned you about the newest cybersecurity risks expected to wreak havoc on businesses soon. And in the face of the ongoing growing acceptance of remote work setups, we have delved into the threats related to working from home. Now, we will now talk about social media phishing. The common thing in all these topics is that they are all linked to phishing. A strong phishing attack can make a network open…
Kelle White
November 21, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurityTech Tip

Addressing the Cybersecurity Risks of Working from Home

A remote workforce has become the norm since the pandemic. Even now that we consider it safe to return to office work, many businesses have maintained the remote work setup because of the advantages. However, the risks of working from home also bring issues that need attention so as not to risk the company’s network and data. What Are the Cybersecurity Risks That Come with Working from Home? There are risks when working from home. Workers lack the usual protective measures used in an office network. Many workers use their home networks and may also use the same device for…
Kelle White
November 14, 2022
Managed ServicesSecurity

New Cybersecurity Risks: Are You Prepared?

The ongoing development of digital technology has been highly beneficial for businesses globally. Processing data is faster, reaching customers is much easier, and everything is much more efficient. But with these benefits, there is also a growing cause of concern with cybersecurity risks. Hackers have access to the same advanced tech. They have used it to their advantage to get private information. What Are the Top Cybersecurity Risks Today? Each year brings with it new trends in terms of online risks. If you are a business owner, stay aware of the latest threats to keep your business safe and protected.…
Kelle White
November 7, 2022
Managed ServicesSecurity

Understanding Why Malware is Such a Huge Threat

Malware has become a familiar term for computer users, and this is not such a good thing. They coined the term back in the 1990s and it is a combination of the English words "malicious" and "software". As its etymology suggests, it refers to harmful programs meant to deal with damage to systems, often to gain access to confidential data. These threats are very widespread and are becoming an increasingly serious cybersecurity threat. Common Types of Malware to Watch Out for Over the years, hackers have developed new types of malware. To stay protected, one of the first things we…
Kelle White
October 31, 2022
Managed ServicesSecurity

Quiz Time: How Protected Is Your Business against the Threat of Phishing?

In the last three weeks, we have been discussing phishing attacks. We have talked about what they are, the different forms they take, the telltale signs of an impending attack, and specific steps you can take to protect your business. Given everything you now know, you should be able to tell if your employees can protect your business. Having the right information is very important indeed. But often, the level of what you know has nothing to do with how you will react when hypothetical situations become reality. Take your employees, for instance. Let's say you have trained them repeatedly…
Kelle White
October 24, 2022
EducationManaged ServicesSecurity

Protect Your Business from Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a severe issue that is becoming worse. Hackers continue to improve their ways even as IT professionals work to develop more effective defenses against online attacks. What should a business owner do? Is it possible to defend your company against these increasingly damaging phishing attacks? Thankfully, there is, and that is what we will discuss today. It is crucial to have a current security system in place to protect your data and apps. You require a solid firewall, up-to-date antivirus software, a thorough disaster recovery plan, and other security measures. More than this, you can take advantage of…
Kelle White
October 17, 2022
EducationManaged ServicesSecurity

Telltale Signs of a Phishing Attack

The main reason phishing has become such a prevalent problem is that it works. And hackers keep finding new ways to increase the success rate even further. What used to be easily distinguishable attempts at stealing information have now become brilliant scams that look valid at first glance. However, this doesn't mean that phishing attacks always work. All that's needed is for everyone to stay vigilant with online communications and ensure they know what to look for to identify a phishing scam. Here are some of the most important signs you should look out for. Fake Email Address Very few…
Kelle White
October 10, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurity

Are You Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

With ransomware attacks, most people today have grown very much at home in the digital environment. Being online is now such a part of our daily lives. We chat with friends, go to meetings, do our shopping, and so many other things, all on our computers and mobile devices. And as we enjoy these technological conveniences of modern life, internet dangers lurk in every corner, yet many of us are unaware of them. A large majority of these dangers today come at us as ransomware. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malicious software that hackers employ to take…
Kelle White
August 20, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurity

What’s the Difference Between Cybersecurity and Internet Safety?

There are many ways that businesses, or even individuals, can stay protected from online cybersecurity threats. But despite the wide availability of internet safety options, you would wonder why there are still so many victims. The casualties from cyberattacks seem to keep increasing over the years! Why is this so? Perhaps one reason is that, with the many security measures available, most people don't know which one to use. For starters, there seems to be a lot of confusion about the differences between cybersecurity and internet safety. We might live in the digital age, but for many people, these words…
Kelle White
August 8, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurity

Your Cybersecurity Strategy: The Key Role of Managed Service Providers

Self-reliance is a strength in many aspects of life, including business. We view companies that handle all the different operations involved in running their business with respect and admiration. It is impressive if a business can stand on its own two feet and flourish. But there are also areas when self-reliance is not the best option. Cybersecurity is a perfect example. Although many do not readily admit it, most businesses today cannot deal with cybersecurity threats. Should an online attack happen, an unprotected business network will experience massive data loss and disruption to the flow of operations. The simple reason…
Kelle White
July 30, 2022