Top Cybersecurity Threats Remote Workers Deal With

The pandemic has forced everyone to embrace a remote working lifestyle in the hopes of dodging the threat of COVID-19. But at home, telecommuters both seasoned and new ones alike are facing a different kind of threat: cybercrime. It's gotten so rampant that The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have joined forces to alert everyone on the increasing number of malicious [...]

By |2020-08-07T10:09:37-05:00August 7th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles, Remote Working|Comments Off on Top Cybersecurity Threats Remote Workers Deal With

3 COVID-19-Related Cybersecurity Threats to Know

While remote employees are keeping many businesses afloat during this crisis, they’re also becoming liabilities to the same companies they’re working so hard to keep up and running. If businesses aren’t educating their employees on the growing number of COVID-19-related cybersecurity threats, they’ll be out of business before they know it. Now, more than ever, you, your employees, and customers must stay vigilant. Cybercriminals are wreaking havoc during this pandemic. The rise of remote working [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:23:24-05:00May 8th, 2020|COVID-19, CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 3 COVID-19-Related Cybersecurity Threats to Know

Cyber Security Personal and Business Banking

It seems during and after any notable event the Cybercriminals are there to exploit the situation in any way they can. The internet and phone lines are rife with scams, from trying to steal your personal information in exchange for ‘expediting’ your stimulus money to trolling Facebook collecting data from people sheltered at home during the pandemic. Everyone can be at risk and businesses are certainly on their radar as well. Most of us utilize [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:23:51-05:00April 29th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Cyber Security Personal and Business Banking

3 Tips for Creating Hack-Proof Passwords

When it comes to cybersecurity, getting back to basics is just as important as buying the latest and greatest technology. One of the most foundational basics is password security. In 2017, the Verizon Data Breach Report attributed 81% of data breaches to weak, compromised, or re-used passwords. We haven't gotten much better since 80% of breaches in 2019 were attributed to the same cause. These statistics place bad passwords as one of the No. 1 [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:31:06-05:00April 17th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 3 Tips for Creating Hack-Proof Passwords

Using Public WiFi? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Public WiFi is available in more places than ever before. You can log on while at the local coffee shop, doctor’s office, on the train, and at the airport. Local governments and cable companies are even starting to offer free WiFi in some locations. The convenience is undeniable, especially for the ability to work remotely, but this freedom to connect can also present a security risk if you don’t know who else is connecting to [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:31:51-05:00March 20th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles, Remote Working|Comments Off on Using Public WiFi? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Thinking About Purchasing Cyber Insurance?

With cybercriminals increasing their attacks on businesses of all sizes, businesses are turning to cyber insurance for another layer of protection. Growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 28 percent from 2016 to 2022, the worldwide cyber insurance market is expected to generate $14 billion by 2022, according to a report released by global market research firm Allied Market Research. Even though the majority of organizations aren’t covered by cyber insurance, some [...]

By |2020-08-04T13:51:22-05:00March 9th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Thinking About Purchasing Cyber Insurance?

Can You Spot a Phishing Email?

If you know what to look for, phishing emails are easy to spot. Even though phishing scams are always evolving, knowing just the basics can help you with identifying potentially malicious emails. Scammers use common forms of communication to maximize the reach of their scams — and so far, they’ve been successful. People lost $30 million to phishing schemes in 2017, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Hackers use phishing attacks to gain [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:16:56-05:00February 7th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Email, Newsletter Articles, Ransomware|Comments Off on Can You Spot a Phishing Email?

SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

While the growing number of cyberattacks should be alarming to businesses of all sizes, SMBs aren't too concerned, but the truth is they should be. Cybercriminals are not just targeting larger global companies. The damages associated with cybercrimes can quickly put an SMB out of business. A report, titled "The 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study," was conducted by cybersecurity provider Keeper Security. The study surveyed more than 500 senior-level decision-makers at companies with 500 employees or [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:23:13-05:00January 10th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

How to Prevent Cyberattacks When They’re Increasing

Nearly every day, there’s news about a new data breach or cyber threat. The ever-evolving threat landscape is putting businesses of all sizes on edge, including the cybersecurity professionals working for them. Despite efforts to curb attacks, they’re increasing — and there are reasons for this. Cybercriminals are continuing to damage and disrupt computer systems and networks, even with all the security measures available to enterprises in today’s marketplace. The severity and volume of cyberattacks [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:22:33-05:00December 6th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on How to Prevent Cyberattacks When They’re Increasing

Are Leaders Actively Engaged in Cybersecurity Strategy?

While there’s a lot of talk about cybersecurity being a top priority among high-level executives, something’s missing from the conversation, and it’s detrimental to the health of an organization. A new report, published by AttackIQ and conducted by Ponemon Institute, surveyed 577 IT security practitioners in the United States who are knowledgeable about their organizations’ IT security strategy, tactics, and technology investments. The report found that those in leadership positions aren’t playing active roles in [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:10:08-05:00November 22nd, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Are Leaders Actively Engaged in Cybersecurity Strategy?
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