Security

Think Businesses are Only Hit Once by Cybercrime? Think Again

Think Businesses are Only Hit Once by Cybercrime? Think Again

Let’s begin with a cold, hard fact—if a business has been targeted by cybercrime from an outside source, there is a 68 percent chance that another attempt to access their network will come within one year. This statistic comes from Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity solutions provider. Despite this reality, there seems to be a perception that there’s some unwritten rule somewhere...

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Phishing is Still Getting More Sophisticated

Phishing is Still Getting More Sophisticated

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • January 12, 2022
  • Security

Phishing attacks are nothing new in the business world, and they will almost certainly become more prevalent as time passes. Unfortunately, phishing attacks have adapted their practices to get around advancements in security technology, so businesses must work extra hard to spread awareness of phishing to their employees and train them appropriately. (more…)

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Ransomware Is Really Scary, Even If You Don’t Have Ransomware

Ransomware Is Really Scary, Even If You Don’t Have Ransomware

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 29, 2021
  • Security

If you look at all of the security-related headlines from the past year, what do you think the biggest trend is? Perhaps it was the plethora of large-scale ransomware campaigns that struck both individuals and businesses in spades. Even now, ransomware continues to make headlines by changing its tactics, with one of the more recent ones being in regards to...

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WARNING: Log4j is a Serious Threat, and Your Business Needs to Act NOW

WARNING: Log4j is a Serious Threat, and Your Business Needs to Act NOW

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 20, 2021
  • Alerts

Log4j is a major vulnerability that has a widespread impact across a wide range of technology. We can’t stress how serious this is, and your business needs to take action right away. (more…)

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Luck Isn’t a Cybersecurity Strategy

Luck Isn’t a Cybersecurity Strategy

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 14, 2021
  • Alerts

Many small business owners will temper their investments into IT security because they are of the notion that because their businesses are so small, they can’t be affected by hackers. We get it: prioritizing IT security is more expensive than you like and that money can justifiably be used elsewhere for more gain. The problem is that small businesses can...

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Utilizing Open Source Software Can (Sometimes) Be Problematic

Utilizing Open Source Software Can (Sometimes) Be Problematic

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 6, 2021
  • Security

When it comes to software solutions, many companies don’t have as much freedom as they might like to pick and choose the highest quality solutions available. Some companies might even opt to take advantage of free, open-source software simply because it is the best option that fits their price point. While there are benefits to open-source software, we want to...

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You Can’t Take Your Network’s Security for Granted

You Can’t Take Your Network’s Security for Granted

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 24, 2021
  • Security

It’s easy to see the headlines and think that a major data breach cannot happen to your business, but this is a dangerous mindset to hold. If you aren’t taking cybersecurity seriously these days, then you’re making a huge mistake. You need to implement security measures now before it’s too late. (more…)

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Phishing Email Subject Lines You Should Know

Phishing Email Subject Lines You Should Know

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 15, 2021
  • Security

Even the best employees will encounter situations where they might accidentally put your organization at risk due to a phishing attack. What are some of the telltale signs of a phishing scam and how can you tell when you need to be cautious? The subject lines of phishing emails can be indicative of their threat level. Let’s take a look....

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Law Firms Need to Do More to Protect Their Data

Law Firms Need to Do More to Protect Their Data

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 8, 2021
  • Security

In certain industries that are steeped in tradition, it can often be challenging to meet the stringent security requirements in order to keep up with modern threats. Take, for example, the modern law firm. Just how does a law firm go about securing its data and technology, and what must be considered when implementing security solutions for these types of...

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You Need to Keep a Close Eye on Your IT Investment Strategy

You Need to Keep a Close Eye on Your IT Investment Strategy

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 6, 2021
  • Security

Your business depends on a budget to come out in the black at the end of the fiscal year, and the way you invest that budget will have a considerable impact. As you create this budget, your IT needs to be one of your top considerations… after all, it is what effectively powers the modern business. This month, we’ll discuss...

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