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Why Your SMB Can No Longer Ignore Cyber Security

If you are thinking that your business is too small to be targeted by cyber criminals, think again. Many hackers think of small businesses as “low hanging fruit,” or as easy targets, since they don’t have big cyber security budgets to prevent an attack. The statistics also prove this to be true.

Topics: Backups Ransomware cyber security Multifactor Authentication Breach

If Your Password is on This List, It’s Time to Change Your Password

For most users, passwords are all that is protecting your files, data, and apps from unauthorized access. Yet, people still tend to use passwords that are too easy to guess, and even easier for software tools to crack.

Topics: cyber security passwords Multifactor Authentication

What is Multifactor Authentication? Does my Organization Really Need it?

Multifactor authentication uses a combination of two or more methods to authenticate who you are. These methods include something you know, something you have and something you are. To break it down further, the something you know could be a password or security questions, the something you have could be a token or code sent via SMS, and the something you are usually involves biometrics (fingerprint or facial recognition).

Topics: passwords Multifactor Authentication

If Your Small Business isn’t Investing in Cyber Security, You’re in Danger of Losing Your Money

You’ve seen some of the headlines regarding big cyber security breaches. Colonial Pipeline paid a huge ransom to get their data back and get the gas flowing again. JBS Meat also suffered an attack that shut down production for days.

Topics: Backups Ransomware Phishing cyber security Cyber Insurance Multifactor Authentication

Why You Should Worry About Rising Cyber Insurance Costs

One of the biggest stories of 2021 has been the big increase in ransomware attacks. While not a new phenomenon, it seems that attacks are happening more frequently, with Barracuda researchers on reporting that they’ve identified and analyzed 121 ransomware incidents so far in 2021, a 64 percent increase in attacks. The ransom demands also keep getting bigger, with Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 reporting an 82% increase in the amount of the average ransom.

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What Password Strategy Should You Use?

Just about everything you do online requires a password. Passwords make sense in that you don’t want someone to access, say, your bank account. But what is the best way to create a strong password?

Topics: passwords Multifactor Authentication