Cyber Security Tips

There has been a tremendous uptick in cyber attacks this year. We are getting at least a call per week, sometimes a couple a week, on significantly compromised businesses calling for help. The following are some common factors that we see in these cases and some tips to help improve you cyber security. Common Factors…

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CornCon 2018

  At this year’s CornCon cybersecurity conference (https://corncon.net/) we learned about several USB devices an intruder could use to break into or even destroy a computer. The USB Killer (https://usbkill.com/products/usb-killer-v3) is a device that draws power from a USB port to charge up capacitors and then dump hundreds of volts back into the machine over…

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Internet Browsers, Now Marking Sites as “Not Secure”

Does your website have an SSL certificate? If not, Chrome, Firefox and Apple Safari mark you as “not secure.” How can you tell? When you look at your URL bar you will see either http:// or https:// before www.example.com. Google Chrome already positively labels sites that have been secured with an SSL certificate. They earn a…

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Enterprise’s Security is Being Attacked with Malware by Hackers at a 60% Success Rate

In the latest news, The Hacker’s Playbook Findings have disclosed that malware attacks on enterprise security are successful more than 60% of the time, according to TechRepublic. You need to have a plan in place to counteract them! “According to the third edition of the Hacker’s Playbook Findings Report, published By SafeBreach in December 2017, of…

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Be Cautious of the Track Your Package Scam

During the holidays, many of us will be expecting shipments from UPS, FedEx, and our regular postal service. As a result, we may be more easily tricked by shipping scams that claim a package was undeliverable or rejected. The hook is used to get you to open an attachment or click a link, thereby infecting…

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How to Stay Safe While Online Shopping

Why should you be conscious of online shopping? While you’re browsing from the comfort of your own home for that special holiday gift, unfortunately so is a hacker looking for your credit card information. Don’t be that easy target!  The National Retail Federation forecasts that most consumers will turn to online shopping this holiday season, spending…

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Cyber-Security Resources

Don’t need a nationally recognized car mechanic to knock off 95% of what you need to do with your car when it has a problem. Resource Links The government website to report fraud and cyber incidents which includes 2016 Cyber Report: www.IC3.gov  Great policy templates & security info from this independent industry group: Sans.org Sub-sites with great…

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Office 2007 extended support has ended. What does this mean?

What does this mean?  No new security updates. No non-security updates. (like no updates… at all!) No free or paid assisted support options. No online technical content updates. How does this affect you? Since it will no longer updated or supported, you will no longer receive security patches. So basically hackers are going to look…

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Attention: Prevent Yourself from the Worldwide Cyber-Attack!

If you’ve heard about the most recent news on the world-wide cyber-attacks, you know how serious it is. If you haven’t, then let me fill you in. According to CNN*, this is the world’s largest cyber-attack in history. This specific attack is known as ransomware. Ransomware is an infection that acts like a Trojan Horse. It…

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General Virus Prevention for Businesses

Hello Everyone, We’re sending this out to educate you about the risk of malware—malicious software—and virus prevention best practices. The best way to understand how to avoid malware is understanding how infections occur, what different types of infections do, and the most common virus prevention practices. General Ways Infections Occur: There are too many ways…

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