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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
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurityUncategorized

Lowering Your Cybersecurity Insurance Premiums

Currently where online crime is rampant, it has become critical to have a reliable cybersecurity insurance plan. This layer of protection is especially true for small businesses that mainly operate in an online environment. Insurance will provide considerable financial protection in the event of an online attack. While most business owners understand its importance, many still opt not to purchase cybersecurity insurance. Why? It's because the premiums can get high. Many believe the risk isn't enough to justify spending thousands of dollars on coverage. If you are lucky, then you probably won't become a victim. But it's not smart to…
Kelle White
July 25, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurity

Small Business Cybersecurity Risks

Digital technology continues to evolve which can result in cybersecurity risks. The good news is these changes bring a multitude of new ways that businesses can grow. But along with these developments, there are also the growing risks of online threats. No matter how you try to protect yourself, there will always be a prevailing danger every time you enter the online environment. Even large multinational corporations sometimes become victims of cyber-attacks. So, it is no challenge to breach small businesses and cause cybersecurity risks. Addressing Inadequate Security Measures The good news is those small businesses are not helpless despite…
Kelle White
July 18, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurity

Understanding a Dependable Cybersecurity Insurance Policy

By now, most businesses are aware of the cybersecurity dangers that lurk on the internet. But despite the awareness, many companies still fall prey to all sorts of online attacks. Some victims are even large, multinational corporations that you would think would have a bulletproof security system in place. The thing is that hackers are continuously innovating the ways they attack us. By developing new means of breaching security, they can get their hands on our data. It is also likely that many of us are just not as prepared as we think. In any case, one action we can…
Kelle White
July 11, 2022
Business ProductivityManaged ServicesSecurity

Why are Cybersecurity Insurance Claims Rising?

Cybersecurity insurance protects businesses in the event of online attacks. Insurance providers can absorb a considerable amount of the impact, allowing companies to recover faster and get back on track after experiencing a cyber breach. Recent data shows an alarming rise in the cybersecurity claims made by businesses across various industries around the world. Let's try to figure out why this is happening. The Upsurge of Cyber Claims for Cybersecurity Insurance With continuous and rapid technological developments, online threats have also advanced considerably. Social engineering and ransomware attacks have risen dramatically. As a business owner, you must understand what has…
Kelle White
June 30, 2022