Tag Archives: IT Security

How To Send Encrypted Email in Outlook

There are a lot of business reasons why you may want to send encrypted email.  It could be sensitive financial data, or personal information about employees.  Maybe you work in healthcare and need to send personal health information that is protected by HIPAA.  There could be several other reasons.  There’s also not only one way […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Pen Testing

Pen test

Digital inclination has brought about a new wave of cybercrime, with cyberattacks increasing at an unprecedented rate. Statistics from Abnormal revealed that phishing had a growth rate of 48% from previous years as of June 2022.  Unfortunately, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are a common target for cybercriminals, accounting for 43% of cyberattacks in 2019 […]

Dangers of Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

free WIFI drawing on a side of a wall

We’ve been told for some time that there are dangers associated to connecting to free public Wi-Fi.  What are those dangers?  Could they put your data at risk?  We’ll look at a few of the most common threats associated with public Wi-Fi, and how to stay protected. MITM Attack One of the biggest dangers with […]

Security Alert: Growing Threats

Growing Threats

i.t.NOW works hard to protect our clients’ networks from security threats and ensure their safety and operability.  In those efforts we frequently see what growing threats there are in the wild.  Two that we particularly wanted to make our clients aware of are Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, and Ransomware. Neither one of these attacks […]

Hackers Using Evolving Attacks To Defeat MFA

Hackers Using Attacks To Defeat MFA

Multifactor Authentication has become a part of our modern world.  Its an essential part of a network security plan.  However, hackers are using evolving attacks to defeat MFA.  Let’s look at some of those attacks and see what can be done to protect against them. What is Multifactor Authentication? “Deploying MFA means you require more […]

The HOW and WHY of Cybersecurity Endpoint Attacks:  Why do they happen?

They how and why of cybersecurity are numerous and varied.  Here we’ll discuss endpoint attacks specifically, and some of the more common attack vectors.  We’ll also touch on a few primary ways to prevent these breaches, and why business owners should care. How are they getting in?  Here are several common attack types User Initiated […]

Email Threats

Animated envelope with bug virus inside

In a recent conversation with a business owner, they disclosed that they were going through a BEC (Business Email Compromise) attack on their network.  There are a lot of email threats out there, but this attack was worse than most.  The attackers gained access to their email, monitored activity to see who they corresponded with […]

Three Important Cybersecurity Considerations

Cyber Security

Most organizations make cybersecurity overly complicated because “you should do it either way.” This is not a valid argument. Business owners have tons of “have to” being thrown at them every day. It’s extremely difficult to cut through the fluff and identify what is critical and what is just nice to have. We take the […]

Zero Day Vulnerabilities Found in Microsoft Exchange Server

Zero day vulnerability found in mircosoft exchange server

In the last 24 hours there have been reports online of 2 zero day vulnerabilities that have been detected in Microsoft Exchange Server.  These vulnerabilities only apply to On Premise Exchange versions 2013, 2016, and 2019.  They do not apply to Microsoft Exchange Online which is part of the Office 365 Suite. What We Know […]

How Eagle Mountain City Could Have Prevented a 1.13 Million Dollar Security Breach

Man confused that hacker has infiltrated his computer

News spread fast about a recent security breach at Eagle Mountain City that may end up costing taxpayers $1.13 Million Dollars.  Limited information about the attack is available.  There are a lot of things that could have been done to prevent it. What We Know KSL News reported on the breach. EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah– Officials […]