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How to Avoid Amazon Scammers

How to Avoid Amazon Scammers

Scams using online retail giant Amazon have become more frequent around the holidays as online purchases tick up. Most of these scams come in the way of impersonation scams. With the holidays upon us, we thought we’d go through what kind of Amazon scams you should look for and how to avoid being a victim.

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Local Businesses at Risk to Lose Over $40k in 2024

Local Businesses at Risk to Lose Over $40k in 2024

As the year winds down, it’s time to start looking at 2024 and what the year could mean for local organizations. It’s likely that most businesses are putting together their operational plans and marketing budgets, and all of that is certainly important, but there are some major situations at play that could cause your business to suffer from major losses and rack up huge expenses if decision-makers aren’t prepared for it.

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With Cybercriminals Utilizing Psychology, You Need To As Well

With Cybercriminals Utilizing Psychology, You Need To As Well

Psychology—the scientific study of the mind and behavior—can provide some significant insights into which actions will ultimately be most beneficial to your company. What message will most effectively reach your clients, how can you inspire more motivation amongst your team, and what can you do to reach your goals more effectively?

Unfortunately, the modern cybercriminals that target businesses just like yours are going to be asking themselves the same questions. 

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Combat Phishing to Save Your Business Headaches

Combat Phishing to Save Your Business Headaches

Phishing attacks frequently target sensitive data such as login credentials, financial records, and intellectual property. When these attacks succeed, they can lead to data breaches, resulting in significant financial losses, damage to the organization's reputation, and legal consequences.

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Pros and Cons of Password Managers

Pros and Cons of Password Managers

Passwords are often the key to an organization's cybersecurity because they set them up as a tool for their employees to use that work better than leaving them to their own devices. They do have some detriments, however. This month, we discuss the pros and cons of password managers to protect company-owned digital resources. 

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8 Common Cyberthreats You Need to Know About

8 Common Cyberthreats You Need to Know About

If anything has been made clear by recent strings of high-profile ransomware attacks, it is that businesses and organizations simply do not take security as seriously as they need to. We urge you to use this opportunity to reconsider your own levels of network security. Are you doing all that you can to keep your data and assets secure? There are countless threats out there, and they all must be addressed (or at least prepared for) in some way.

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What Can Cause a Cyberattack in the First Place?

What Can Cause a Cyberattack in the First Place?

Cyberattacks are nothing to take lightly. Every year, they cause millions of dollars of damage to unprepared and unprotected businesses, which leads to many of these businesses’ failure. Let’s talk about what ultimately causes cyberattacks, so you know the kinds of situations and behaviors to keep an eye out for.

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The Fundamentals of Security are Always Important

The Fundamentals of Security are Always Important

Fundamentals are always important. This is true regardless of what you seek to accomplish. In regards to business technology, having a fundamental understanding of the technology and strategies you use to get things done, can help you concoct a plan that will be effective in keeping that technology secure. Let’s look at what today’s cyberattack entails and what an organization needs to do in order to keep the threats from having an effect on their business. 

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You Need These 4 Cybersecurity Solutions for Your Business

You Need These 4 Cybersecurity Solutions for Your Business

Modern businesses depend on cybersecurity to help keep operations from being targeted by hackers and other cybercriminals. Businesses need to be both resilient and agile in how they protect their infrastructure from these threats. Let’s discuss four of the most important ways your business can protect itself from the growing threats of malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, and other cybersecurity threats.

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Phishing Can Be a Nightmare…Here’s How to Wake Your Business Up

Phishing Can Be a Nightmare…Here’s How to Wake Your Business Up

Phishing is amongst the most dangerous modern attack vectors, with absolutely no sign of this changing. These attacks are always getting better, more polished, and harder to spot, making them a real nightmare for your business’ cybersecurity. Let’s talk about how the nightmare plays out, and how you can help keep your team alert to such events.

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Internet of Things Security: Important for Home and Business Networks

Internet of Things Security: Important for Home and Business Networks

The Internet of Things is pervasive in the way that many devices which you might not expect to be connected are, in fact, connected to the Internet. Smart speakers, smartphones, smart appliances, you name it, could potentially be a security threat if left unchecked. This doesn’t just go for businesses, either; even consumer smart devices could leave users vulnerable.

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Don’t Fall Behind on Your Cybersecurity

Don’t Fall Behind on Your Cybersecurity

Any business that uses information technology needs to be considerate of its security. It’s also important for these businesses to remember that this security is always being innovated upon to better protect their organizations and their users.

Let’s consider why this constant innovation needs to be something that your organization emulates where its cybersecurity policies and processes are concerned.

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Yes, Your Antivirus Needs to Be Updated… Here’s Why

Yes, Your Antivirus Needs to Be Updated… Here’s Why

Antivirus solutions are often thought of as something you implement, then forget about as time goes on. The issue with this is that, while you might forget that the antivirus is protecting you, hackers are not, and they are always on the lookout for ways to get around your systems, whether that is straight through your protections or a more roundabout approach.

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Paying Attention to Your Cybersecurity Is Just Good Risk Management

Paying Attention to Your Cybersecurity Is Just Good Risk Management

Small businesses have plenty of problems as it is without the added stress that poor security practices can bring about. Small businesses often overlook security because they deem themselves too small to be of any value to a hacker, but this outlook is short-sighted and irresponsible at best. Let’s go over why you’ll need to make security a priority for your business.

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How to Navigate the Modern Threat Landscape

How to Navigate the Modern Threat Landscape

Cybercrime is a problem that is only getting worse, and as you might expect, it’s no good for business. It puts your organization in a position where it has to take steps toward securing its infrastructure, whether you like it or not. Let’s go over some of the problems associated with cybercrime and why you need to implement these measures sooner rather than later.

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How to Apply a Security Policy that Works

How to Apply a Security Policy that Works

The modern business is faced with countless challenges that threaten its existence, many of which stem from the problems associated with network security. If a business doesn’t have policies, procedures, and solutions in place that protect its data and network, it is making a fatal mistake. Here are five suggestions we have for how you can ensure your network is best protected from security threats.

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Want to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity? Don’t Do These 6 Things

Want to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity? Don’t Do These 6 Things

There are few things more important than network security for businesses, and all it takes is one or two mistakes to completely derail all of your efforts. Let’s take a look at network security faux pas, as well as how you can address these issues in an effective way. Here are some mistakes your business might be making in terms of network security and how they can be addressed.

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Remote Workers Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity, Too

Remote Workers Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity, Too

Cybercriminals have kicked their efforts into a new gear over the past couple of years and taken advantage of many organizations as a result. This month, we’ll discuss what needs to be done to secure endpoints and keep organizational data and infrastructure secure in light of these efforts. 

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Cybersecurity is Crucial for These 3 Reasons

Cybersecurity is Crucial for These 3 Reasons

To an extent, we all know how important security is, but unless you are making it an integral part of your operations, chances are you are not doing enough to keep it secure from threats. Your network security might be one of the most critical parts of securing your organization’s future, and not for the reasons you might expect.

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Cybersecurity Will Get More Dicey in 2022

Cybersecurity Will Get More Dicey in 2022

All businesses must make securing their infrastructures and reinforcing cybersecurity practices a priority, especially as we move into the new year. This is a concept that involves securing the network, infrastructure, and data from the countless threats out there. Here are three of the most important issues to keep in mind when building your cybersecurity strategy for the new year.

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