A Healthy Network for a Happier Business

Your business’ IT environment is a lot like the body’s skeletal system. It’s the conductor that orchestrates the flow of your day-to-day operations, allowing you to provide valuable services to your clientele. When your IT skeleton, or foundation, is strong and healthy, it supports all of the processes you rely on and you don’t even realize it’s there.

Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi Until You Read This

Quick Tip: Confirm it’s a legitimate Wi-Fi network before you connect.

Why: It’s not uncommon for hackers to set up fake clones of public Wi-Fi access points in an attempt to get you to connect to their Wi-Fi instead of the legitimate, safe public one being made available to you.

Office 365 hacking: What you need to know

Some hackers have become so skilled that they don’t even need you to give up your credentials to hack into your account. One recent cyberthreat is targeted towards users of Microsoft Office 365. You don’t want to be the next victim, so read up. A phishing scam that harvests users’ credentials The latest cyberattack on […]

Set up bank alerts – NOW!

Quick Tip: Set up withdrawal alerts on your bank accounts--both personal and work.

Why: Many banks will send you an email alert whenever money is withdrawn from your account via check, debit card or transfer. Setting up those alerts will allow you to spot and report fraudulent activity BEFORE the money has already been siphoned into a cybercriminal’s hands.

Mitigating cybersecurity insider threats

Did you know that in some industries the biggest cybersecurity threats come from inside a breached organization? Sometimes it’s motivated by financial gain and sometimes it’s plain-old ignorance. So how can you protect your organization from insider threats? #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]

Don’t Just Close Your Browser

Quick Tip: LOGOFF and then close your web browser.

Why: If you simply close your browser, some of the session information that a hacker can use to gain entry is still running in the background. When online accessing a banking site or any other application containing sensitive data, make sure you logoff of the site and THEN close your browser.

Use STRONG Passwords

Quick Tip: To make it easier to remember your password, use a phrase and insert letters and numbers into it, like: 1!u>R0ck&R0!! (Translation: Iluvrock&roll)

Why: Hackers can try millions of possible password combinations per second using powerful brute-force-attack software that is readily available online.