social engineering

Employee Cybersecurity Training – What’s the Big Deal?

You've heard of the dangers - phishing, malware, ransomware, spam, hacking, social engineering.  What if there was a way to protect your business from these dangers?  The easiest line of defense may be with your employees by implementing an employee cybersecurity training program.  If your employees aren't aware of security threats, how can they know how to stop them or report them to your IT department?  The human factor still remains the largest threat to our business security. So if an [...]

Spear Phishing Attacks – How to Prevent and Protect

Fishing, phishing, spear phishing?!  It's often hard to know the difference between types of cyber attacks.  Spear phishing is a highly targeted form of phishing that involves well-researched targets while posing as a trusted sender.  The goal of spear phishing is to either infect users with malware or to steal sensitive business information to commit crimes such as fraud and identity theft. While regular phishing campaigns take aim at large numbers of targets, spear phishing uses specifically crafted emails that aim [...]

Online Scams – Managed IT Services Help You Avoid Them

Cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in any business setting.  With the massive amounts of data that business have on hand, from financial data to personal employee records, all businesses have to protect themselves from online scams.  The threat of online scams is visible every day.  We often hear about the large company data breaches such as Marriott and Facebook.  But the small and medium businesses are at as much risk.  According to Small Business Trends, 43% of all cyber [...]

Data Breach Dangers Continue To Threaten Your Business

Data Breach Dangers Data breach dangers are now the reality for businesses! Over the last 30 days, approximately 20 large data breaches have affected people across the United States.  Guesstimates put the number affected number of people at anywhere from 100 million to upwards of 1 BILLION.  Even at a conservative estimate of 250 million, that means one in eight people in the world could have been affected by one or more of these data breaches. While Marriott [...]

Big Data Breaches at Big Companies Are Dangerous To Your Business

Data Breaches and Dark Web Monitoring In the last two weeks, three large corporations have been victims of data breaches.  Just days before Black Friday began, Amazon revealed that an internal technical error breached the names and email addresses of an unknown number of customers.  On November 29th, Dunkin Donuts announced that their DD Perks Program experienced a data breach that gave out DD Perks Users usernames, passwords and emails.  Finally on November 30th, Marriott announced that its [...]

Dark Web Monitoring – How to Protect Your Business

Dark Web Monitoring Nearly everyone had heard about the Dark Web, and there is a lot of scare tactics out there regarding it.  The Dark Web is a part of the internet where criminals can roam free, and much illegal activity takes place there.  It is important for you to understand what the dark web is and how it can impact your business. Dark Web - The Basics When you're using a site like Google or LinkedIn, you [...]

Combat Socially Engineered Cyber Attacks

Social engineering is a modern-day method of attack that uses social conditioning and the naive nature of humans to infiltrate networks, gain access to systems and steal confidential information from organizations and businesses.  It isn't the tech-savvy hacker who figures out how to get around the firewall and crack passwords.  This is someone who uses the art of persuasion and uses it to manipulate employees - even yours! - into giving out passwords and unlocking confidential corporate and customer information. [...]