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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 ProductivitySecurity

Understanding the Dangers Phishing Poses To Your Business

Phishing is one of the newest and most dangerous online threats that have pervaded businesses and private accounts in recent years. Reports show that phishing attacks this year are 70% higher than the total number of attacks reported last year. A Brief Explanation of Phishing What is phishing, anyway? How does it work, and why is it so dangerous for businesses? Phishing is a kind of cybercrime where a hacker essentially poses as a legitimate entity. They will send emails or forms to unsuspecting individuals, hoping to lure these potential victims into providing confidential information. The hackers usually aim to…
Kelle White
October 3, 2022
Business ProductivitySecurityUncategorized

Employee Awareness Is Your Best Security

For business communication security, employee awareness is your first line of defense. The more your staff know about the risks, the better prepared they are to deal with potential attacks and the safer your business will be. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that more than half of employees today lack training in online security. For a business owner like yourself, this can be a frightening idea. Such a lack of awareness and training poses a grave danger to your business should you become the target of an online attack. Check Your Employees’ Level of Awareness But don't fret just yet.…
Kelle White
September 26, 2022
Business ProductivitySecurity

Risk Management for Communication Security

Digital technology has advanced dramatically over the years, and today we get to communicate in ways that were unheard of before. From simple emailing for work and chatting with friends across the globe to high-speed real-time videoconferencing and accessing massive amounts of information within seconds, we have come a long way. When was it time to consider worrying about communication security? But together with these improvements, new communication risks have also emerged. Hackers have also used technology to hone their craft, and businesses need to find effective ways to thwart these risks and stay protected online. Longer Online Time The…
Kelle White
September 19, 2022
Business ProductivitySecurity

The Importance of Communication Security for Your Business

Ransomware attacks happen every 11 seconds, according to cybersecurity experts. This statistic is very alarming and continues to worsen. Users of all types are being targeted, from individuals to multinational corporations. The severity of the attacks and the ransom vary considerably, but there is one common factor. Practically all cyberattacks begin with a breach in communication security. Despite the disturbing trends, many businesses are still not fully realizing the importance of security in business communication. Less than half of small companies have protective measures against ransomware attacks, and more than a quarter of employees lack proper training in online security.…
Kelle White
September 12, 2022
Business ProductivitySecurity

Should You Boost Your Communication Security?

Cyberattacks on businesses can happen, but most hackers choose to target various online communication systems. The primary reason is that it's easy to breach. Anyone can send a fraudulent link via text message, email, messaging apps, or even social media. If a single employee makes the mistake of clicking bogus links, it will be a big payday for the hackers. This is why you should consider bolstering your communication security. What You Can Do to Stay Protected Running a dependable antivirus program and a firewall will help keep online threats at bay. But if your employees are the ones who allow…
Kelle White
September 5, 2022