Tag Archives: IT Security

Cyberthreats in 2021: The Usual Suspects

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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 […]

Social Media Engineering

Social Media Engineering – Why You Should Think Twice Before Taking that “Harmless Quiz” Most of us are working from home right now.  Maybe we have a little more time on our hands than usual.  It’s even possible that we spend more time than we used to on social media trying to keep up with […]