Guarding your company’s data

Guarding your company’s data

You can’t afford to lose business data. It takes away the trust of your clients, leading to loss of revenue. Cybercriminals are here to stay, so it’s more important than ever to utilize tight security measures to keep your business data safe. Still, some hackers may have advanced cracking skills, or are really determined to […]

Get ahead of cybersecurity with these basic IT terms

Get ahead of cybersecurity with these basic IT terms

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. But you don’t need to be an IT expert to know how to protect yourself from a cyberattack. To help you get started, here are helpful terms you need to know so you’re not left in the dark, whether you’re teaching yourself how to update your anti-malware, updating your systems, or […]

Two excellent ways to verify user identity

Two excellent ways to verify user identity

Cybersecurity is a vital component to businesses these days. You need to make sure that criminals cannot just hack into your network. When it comes to verifying users’ identity, there are two types of authentication used: two-step and two-factor. These two are so similar, many confuse one with the other. Learn the difference between the […]

Cyberattack in Jackson County highlights need for better cybersecurity

Cyberattack in Jackson County highlights need for better cybersecurity

City and county governments in Georgia are on high alert after Jackson County paid a $400,000 ransom to recover data that was lost in a cyberattack in March. In a separate incident that happened on April 18th, the systems of The Weather Channel in Atlanta were infected with ransomware, disrupting the channel’s live broadcast for 90 minutes before IT staff addressed the issue through backups.

Warning signs your computer has malware

Warning signs your computer has malware

With the rise of eCommerce and online banking, cybercrime has evolved. Like criminals who pull smash-and-grab jobs, they go where the money is. However, unlike bank robbers, cybercriminals do their best to avoid detection by letting malware do the work for them. Viruses and ransomware sneak into PCs to quietly steal passwords, financial credentials, and […]

Tips for avoiding scams pretending to be IRS demands

Tips for avoiding scams pretending to be IRS demands

Now that the April tax filing deadline has passed, fraudsters are revving up to fool taxpayers and gain a quick buck by using social engineering tactics like phishing scams. These fraudulent schemes often result in people unwittingly handing out usernames, passwords, personally identifiable information (PII), and money.

Should you monitor your employees online?

Should you monitor your employees online?

There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to monitoring your employees online. We’ve put together an honest and transparent list of arguments for and against this practice. And if you decide it is something you want to pursue, we’ve provided some tips for a smooth implementation process. The case for monitoring […]

Cybersecurity and managed IT services

Cybersecurity and managed IT services

Businesses can no longer afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of the budget, not with cyberattacks targeting any business regardless of size, strict security, and privacy regulations surrounding data. Businesses with a small or limited budget have the advantage of partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for their cybersecurity needs. Why is […]

Threats facing financial institutions today

Threats facing financial institutions today

The financial sector has long been heavily targeted by cybercriminals. Over the years, the number of attacks that involved extortion, social engineering, and credential-stealing malware has surged rapidly. This means that financial institutions should strive to familiarize themselves with the threats and the agents behind them. Here are seven new threats and tactics, techniques, and […]