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How Is Covid-19 Affecting Cyber Security?

Posted by Kyle Webb on Jun 9, 2020 8:33:22 AM

The year 2020 has not started with sunshine and rainbows. In fact, this year has possibly been the worst in the past 15 years or so in terms of the diverse set of challenges we've faced as a global society. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only increased the incidence of life-threatening disease, it has also increased the risk of cyber threats as more of us work remotely. These threats include not only cyber criminal activity such as scams, extortion, and data theft, but also industrial and nation state espionage. 

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Is protecting your business from cyber threats important to you?

Posted by Kyle Webb on Mar 20, 2020 2:40:43 PM

Have you or someone you known ever been a victim of a phishing attack? Either through a phone call, email, or even a text message? All it takes is one unsuspecting individual to click or agree to something and all of your personal information could be compromised. Or worse, your company assets.

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A way to protect your business from phishing attacks that works

Posted by John Laub on Oct 10, 2019 5:41:46 PM

Most of us have at some point received an email with a relatively vague message such as, “Could you take a look at this?” and an attachment of some sort. This type of email could come from an unknown contact or even appear to be from a trusted co-worker or friend. However, hiding in the attachment is a piece of malicious code that could take down an entire business.

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Ransomware is BIG Business

Posted by Richard Stephens on Jun 26, 2019 11:25:07 AM

If you think that is an overstatement, ask the city of Riviera Beach, Florida.

The city council of Riviera Beach, Florida, unanimously voted to pay $600,000 in Bitcoin to a group of hackers who took control of their computer systems. Additionally, the council voted to spend nearly $1 million on new computer equipment because of this attack.

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Why Every Business Should Have an Information Technology Security Program

Posted by Richard Stephens on May 22, 2019 3:38:49 PM

I had a best friend once who was very close with his grandfather, AlexanderHe was the most down to earth guy I knew at the time - always up for company, always telling jokes, and just a genuinely nice guy to be around. My friend and I would throw pool parties at Alexander’s house throughout the summer and both he and his wife were happy to accommodate. My friend and I were always stopping by day and night, and looking back, one thing I remember was  Alexander never locked his doors! No matter what time we’d roll in, we never had to unlock a door. I can’t say why he never locked his doors. Maybe it was just a different time. Whatever the reason, it is not a risk most people would want to take today. 

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