Protect Yourself Against Ransomware

November 02, 2017

Of all the different kinds of malware, none may be as nasty or annoying as ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts the files on your computer and forces you to pay a ransom to get them back. This malware can infect your computer through a variety of different methods including after visiting a compromised website, opening an attachment from a spam or phishing email, or existing malware on your computer downloads it directly.

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself After the Equifax Hack

October 02, 2017

Last month, Equifax, one of the three main credit bureaus, announced that it had been hacked between May and July of this year. As a result, personal information including names, addresses, and social security numbers were compromised for 143 million Americans -- that’s nearly half of the U.S. adult population. Here are 4 steps to take to protect yourself from identity theft. 

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Email Security: 6 Tips for Spotting Phishing Email Scams

June 06, 2017

Scammers often send emails to potential victims trying to trick them into divulging personal information or into unwittingly downloading malicious software. These messages are often referred to as phishing emails. While there are many scammers out there whose emails are immediately obvious as a scam (Congratulations! You just won a free trip to Bahamas. Send your credit card information to reserve your spot!), there are certain scammers who have been further refining their phishing ploys. The following should raise red flags anytime you see them in an email.

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The 5 Biggest Threats to Your Network Security (And What to Do about Them)

April 06, 2017

Falling victim to cybercrime is expensive. The recently released Ponemon Institute study on cybercrime in 2016 found that the average annual losses of companies that are victims of a cyberattack exceed $9.5 million. That’s a lot of money, and while larger companies tend to be the targets of cybercriminals more often, even your small business’s network can be at risk. 

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Are You Putting Your Company at Risk for a Security Breach?

February 08, 2017

According to the 2016 survey, Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture, 66% of the IT and security professionals surveyed listed their employees as the weakest link in their security strategy. This is a serious problem when you consider that the average cost of a cyber-attack is over $12 million, and it takes 170 days, on average, for companies to detect a cyber-crime. 

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