Tag Archives: IT Security

The Evolution of Business Email Compromise

The Evolution of BEC

That Nigerian prince has finally grown up.  Business Email Compromise or BEC is a real and evolving threat.  It may have started with humble beginnings but has been continually evolving.  Attackers are leveraging a remote workforce and COVID-19 to continue to exploit businesses.  Here’s what to look out for in 2021. Money Transfer Requests Accounting […]

Print Nightmare

Nightmare

A new security vulnerability that has been nicknamed “Print Nightmare” has been making a big splash in IT security communities.  The exploit has been deemed a zero-day attack as there was no patch available when it was discovered.  The bug is dangerous enough that Microsoft issued a statement on it and released a patch out […]

Securing Office 365

Securing O365

We love Office 365.  Microsoft has done a great job creating an online set of tools that enable businesses to be mobile and productive.  Office 365 is secure, but like most things you should take some steps to make sure your data is safe within the solution.  We want to share our top 3 tips […]

Cyberthreats in 2021: The Usual Suspects

Through 2020 and the pandemic there has been 4 times as many cases of cybercrime reported to the FBI.  Losses from cybercrime are also at an all-time high, surpassing $1 Trillion dollars.  Remote work and evolving threat surfaces were some leading areas of concern as IT departments try to make security solutions to the new […]

Do Not Use These Passwords!

Do Not Use These Passwords! If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that 2020 has been a dumpster fire.  The only thing that would make it worse is if someone hacked your password and stole your data.  We’re here for you.  I present a list of the 100 worst passwords […]

Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats and How to Avoid Them

Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats and How to Avoid Them 2020’s been a crazy year, and in the world of cybersecurity it isn’t any different.  This year we had nearly twice as many data breaches than 2019!  Below are the top 3 cybersecurity threats to small and medium sizes businesses, and what you can do to […]

How to Prevent Ransomware

How to Prevent Ransomware This title may be a misnomer.  If anyone tells you, “I can 100% protect you against ransomware” don’t believe them.  It’s honestly kind of like COVID-19.  All the protections in the world and you may still get it somehow.  There are definitely things businesses can do reduce their risk.  So here […]

Mid-Year Security Update

Mid-Year Security Update: Hackers pivot efforts to most profitable attacks, COVID Exploits on the rise Let’s face it.  2020 isn’t going to be remembered as anyone’s favorite year.  There has been a TON of bad news and it doesn’t stop coming.  Reading the latest security reports gave me a glimmer of hope for a few […]

6 Indicators You’re at Risk for Ransomware

6 Indicators You’re at Risk for Ransomware Research reveals that there are 6 Indicators you’re at risk for ransomware.  These items if not properly addressed will exponentially increase your risk of an attack.  Here are the top 6 items you should look out for: No Centrally managed Anti-virus & Patching – Patching and Anti-Virus have […]