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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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