Category Archives: Network Security

COVID-19 Highlights Security Challenges of Remote Workers

COVID-19 Highlights Security Challenges of Remote Workers With much of the world’s workforce trying out new solutions for working at home, bad actors are taking this opportunity to spread viruses of their own. Current Remote Solutions Lack the Capacity Many companies have not had solutions to work at home widely available, or their current solutions […]

Beware of Fake Corona Virus Phishing Attack Email

Beware of Fake Corona Virus Phishing Attack Email Bad actors are now using the global threat of corona virus and associated panic to steal information and infect targets with ransomware. They are doing this by sending phishing emails that appear to be from the World Health Organization and claim to have information about how to […]

Most Common Forms of Ransomware

Most Common Forms of Ransomware Some recent analysis done by the folks at Emisoft this last year gives us additional data about the current evolving state of ransomware threats.  They looked at 230,000 submissions between April and September of 2019 and gathered data on the different strains of ransomware.  The results help us to see […]

BEC Attacks

BEC Attack

BEC Attacks Most of us are familiar with phishing emails and the danger they pose.  However, there is another type of email attack that is possibly more dangerous and specifically targeting businesses.  We wanted to give you some notes on what BEC attacks are and how to protect your company. BEC Attacks BEC stands for […]

Phishing Scams to Look Out for

Phishing Scams to Look Out For The Holiday season brings a lot of things with it.  The hustle and bustle, the holiday lights.  However, scammers are hard at work year-round and they even put in some overtime around the holidays.  That’s right, we typically see an uptick in phishing and spam emails this time of […]

Another Week, Another Hack

Another Week, Another Hack

Another Week, Another Hack I don’t like to be a fearmonger.  There is a part of me that wishes people would care about network security because it’s the right thing to do.  They should care about protecting their client’s data.  Largely however, they don’t.  Not until it’s too late.  I guess it’s time to spread […]

Scary Stories in IT Support

Scary Stories in IT Support

Scary Stories in IT Support In honor of Halloween I thought this week’s blog could be a compilation of some scary stories in IT Support.  Some are crazy, some are scary, some are kinda gross.  It can be a crazy world that we live in, and there are some good stories.  I asked my techs […]

Practical Network Security

Practical Network Security Practical network security is a hot topic among business owners and IT professionals recently.  Network security solutions can allow you to protect sensitive data, and meet your compliance demands.  It can also hamper user productivity, limit access to needed data, and generally be a nuisance. Striking a Balance It then becomes the […]

Cost of a Data Breach

Cost of a Data Breach

The Increasing Cost of a Data Breach The cost of a data breach has spiked over 6% in the last year according to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute.  The cost of a breach rose from $141 per record compromised to $148 per record in 2018.  This makes the average cost of a breach […]

Scary Stories in IT Security – Social Engineering

Scary Stories in IT Security – Social Engineering I heard a good scary story about IT security recently that I thought was worth sharing.  A lot of times when people think of hackers, they imagine what they seen on TV.  Some guy sitting in front of multiple monitors frantically attacking his keyboard while lines of […]