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January Recap: All You Need to Know About Social Engineering

This month, we covered a range of topics concerning social engineering. Social engineering is now considered one of the most prevalent risks when it comes to online security. Most hackers rely heavily on social engineering tactics to lure unsuspecting users to divulge information. It sounds complicated but it's nothing more than the practice of manipulating people into revealing information through the use of false pretenses. It often creates a sense of urgency, fear or excitement, playing with people's emotions to get them to do exactly what the hackers want them to do. In case you missed any of them, here…
Kelle White
January 23, 2023
Managed ServicesSecurity

The Top 5 Ways Cybercriminals Use Social Engineering

Advanced technology and cutting-edge hacking techniques have been the main tool that cybercriminals use for online attacks. But did you know that the most effective method that hackers use for enticing victims online is something so much simpler? Cybercriminals use social engineering or in other words, manipulate people by establishing trust and playing on their emotions. Common Methods of Social Engineering Attacks There are a number of creative ways that social engineers go about their devious ways. However, there are five ways that stand out on how cybercriminals use social engineering for their personal gain. Phishing This method is by…
Kelle White
January 16, 2023
Managed ServicesSecurity

Where Does Social Engineering Scams Come from?

Social engineering scams are so much more rampant these days than ever before. There will certainly be suspicious-looking items in your inbox when you check your emails, which are most likely phishing emails. Many people now know to avoid clicking these malicious emails, which is a good thing. But still, their vast amount makes you wonder, where do social engineering scams come from anyway? The very simple answer to that is social media. How Social Media Is Used for Social Engineering scams According to the latest count, there are more than 4.74 billion social media users today. For hackers, each…
Kelle White
January 9, 2023
SecurityTech Tip

What Is Social Engineering and How Can It Affect Your Business?

Terms like phishing and malware have become very common terms these days because of their widespread use online. Did you know that these activities are but a small part of a much bigger operation known as social engineering? Definition of Social Engineering The term might be new but the practice has been going on for centuries. It’s the infiltration of something secure, intending to acquire information or secure access through cunning means. With the use of modern technology, social engineering is now possible with the victims not even knowing. If you are caught unprepared, as a result, this could potentially…
Kelle White
January 3, 2023
Managed ServicesSecurity

Quiz Time: How Well Do You Understand the Role of Backup Disaster Recovery?

In recent weeks, we have talked a lot about backup disaster recovery and how important it is when running a business. We have discussed what a business owner needs to form a solid recovery strategy. We’ve also listed some terrible things that can happen if you don’t protect your business with a good plan for dealing with disasters. It troubles us that many business owners do not fully understand backup disaster recovery and do not take it seriously. If you want to check your comprehension of this process, you can take this simple quiz we have prepared. It is very…
Kelle White
December 27, 2022
BackupManaged ServicesSecurity

The Consequences of Not Having a Proper Disaster Recovery Plan

We have often talked about how having a disaster recovery plan is one of the most crucial elements of good business management. Despite our constant posts and reminders, however, there are still thousands of business owners all over the world that do not take disaster recovery seriously. Most businesses take precautions to protect other aspects of their business—car insurance, vendor contracts, and so on. But it’s scary that many people choose not to spend money on a good disaster recovery plan. How will you handle a disaster that damages your data, equipment, or other resources? If you have prepared a…
Kelle White
December 19, 2022
BackupBusiness ProductivitySecurity

Things to Consider in Building a Data Recovery Strategy

Disasters have different effects on our business, all of them unpleasant. We can avoid many of these disasters by setting up cybersecurity protocols to protect sensitive data. We can think of a data recovery strategy to help prevent these disasters from happening. Many threats avoid the tightest defences, leaving your system in complete chaos. With these breaches, you need a plan for recovering data that will keep your business running even if something unexpected happens. Types of Disasters to Look Out For With Your Data Recovery Strategy There are many types of disasters that can befall a business. The first…
Kelle White
December 12, 2022
Managed ServicesSecurity

Importance of a Reliable Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Running a business is not always a smooth-sailing operation. There are often things that could go wrong regardless of how cautious you are or how hard you abide by the so-called rules. Because of this, you should have a good backup and disaster recovery plan in case a disaster happens, like an accident or a cyberattack. There are plenty of BDR solutions for different businesses. You must find the one that fits your needs and will protect your network and data in the best way possible. Understanding Backup Disaster Recovery All businesses deal with important information, like details about transactions,…
Kelle White
December 5, 2022
Managed ServicesSecurity

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