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Why you Need to Create a Positive Cyber Security Environment

You may have heard about companies who take to shaming employees who have unintentionally caused a cyber incident at work. While it’s true that all it takes is one wrong click by a staff member, shaming staff isn’t the way to better cyber security.

Topics: Phishing cyber security

Should My Business Handle its Cyber Security on its own, or Should I get Help?

Many business owners, especially of SMBs, take to the wearing of many hats to grow a successful business. They feel they need to do it all themselves. But is this true about cyber security? Can you do it all on your own? Should you do it all on your own?

Topics: cyber security

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software designed to make your computer inaccessible by encrypting all of the files and holding them hostage for a substantial ransom. If your computer is connected to a network, it will usually try to spread to any other computers on the network and infect their files too. Recently, Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods suffered ransomware attacks that affected production and forced those companies to pay a huge ransom.

Topics: Ransomware

Are Businesses Losing the War Against Phishing Attacks?

What are phishing attacks? Phishing attacks are a social engineering method to either fraudulently obtain your information or to trick you into downloading malware. The goal of the phisher is to compromise your network or data. Phishing attacks work because they disguise their communication or web pages as being from a trusted source, making you believe the request is real and prompting you to take an action like clicking on a bad link or giving up information.

Topics: Phishing

Why You Should Never Pay The Ransom

Ransomware isn’t a new threat to business. It has been around for a long while, but lately it seems we are bombarded with news stories about ransomware. Two recent ones of note have been the cyber attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS Meats. In both cases they agreed to pay the ransom. So, why is this a problem?

Topics: Backups Ransomware

Why Small Businesses Don’t Invest in Cyber Security

Many people believe that cyber security is an expensive luxury item that only large enterprises can afford. They think that as a small enterprise “we don't have anything of value anyone would want to steal?” or that “we are too small and unimportant to be targeted by cyber criminals.”

Should I Allow My Employees to Use Their Own Device for Work?

Many businesses have started to make the switch from company-provided equipment to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). As an employer, this has many advantages: you don’t have to buy your employees a device to work on and the employee gets to use whatever form factor they’re comfortable with and used to, be it Microsoft or Mac, smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Fujifilm Refuses to Pay Ransom to Hackers

On June 4th, Fujifilm disclosed that they had in fact suffered a ransomware attack on June 1st that disrupted its business operations. The disruption prevented access to email, the billing system, and a reporting system. It affected the Japanese network, as well as the company’s computer systems in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

What is Cyber Security and is it Something I need to Worry About?

Simply put, cyber security encompasses everything businesses (large and small) and individuals require to prevent unauthorized access to networks, devices, and ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and ensuring the availability of information. Without cyber security, it could possibly lead to the disruption of your business operations.

Kaseya Breach Shows Small Enterprises are Big Targets For Hackers

Small businesses don’t always believe that they are targets for hackers. Just because you think the information you have isn’t that valuable, that information has a value to someone who is willing to pay for it. So, how does this relate to the Kaseya breach?

Does My Business Need To be Online?

From a business perspective, the Internet can be a risky space. It often leads to the question of, does my business need to be online? Whether you are marketing your products or services, receiving orders from customers by email or through web order forms, or simply doing research on your line of business, you know that having an internet presence is crucial to your business. In fact, 70% of internet users aged 55-64 say they’ve bought something online in the past month, according to data from Hootsuite’s Digital 2020 Report, and 37% plan to continue doing so even after the pandemic is over.