Security

Protecting Private Data Should Be a Priority

Data privacy is a huge issue right now, and with so many organizations possessing individual information, the issue isn’t going to be going away. Some of the biggest and most reputable organizations in business today have been breached in the past several years and it has put a new onus on individual data protection. Let's take a look at individual...

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Microsoft Thwarts Major Hacking Attempt, For Now

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • October 30, 2020
  • Security

With just shy of a month before the 2020 United States Election, there has been quite a bit of concern over the idea that external interests may try to sway the results—and it seems for good reason. Only recently, Microsoft interrupted a massive coordinated hacking plot that could have altered the very infrastructure needed to support a fair election. Let’s...

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Tip of the Week: Six Smart Practices for Data Security

If asked to list its most valuable assets, every modern business currently in existence should include its data on that list. This is part of the reason that data security should be treated as a priority. We know—this isn’t exactly a small ask, so to help, we’ve put together a few tips to get you started off on the right...

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Hackers are Using COVID-19 As an Opportunity

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 28, 2020
  • Security

In true form, cyberattacks have trended upward during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many people working from home, it’s not much of a surprise that some of the most popular hacking tactics are being used, using the worldwide pandemic as bait. Today, we identify some of these threats. Businesses Relying on Unsecured Remote Desktops We briefly touched on this in...

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Alert: Update Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol Now, says Homeland Security

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 21, 2020
  • Alerts

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an emergency directive concerning a critical exploit known as Zerologon, that affects servers running Windows Server operating systems that needs to get patched as soon as possible. What’s the Exploit and Who Does It Affect? The vulnerability in the CISA’s emergency directive affects all supported Windows Server operating systems. It’s been...

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What Data Privacy will Look Like in the Future

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 18, 2020
  • Security

I want you to step out of your role as a business owner for a moment and see yourself once again as the average consumer. How concerned are you that so many businesses have collected and are now storing your personal data, and that you have no control over its privacy? If you feel at all uneasy, you’re not alone…...

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Are Passwords Soon Going to Be a Thing of the Past?

Did you know that over 80 percent, eight-zero, of cyberattacks are the result of stolen access credentials? It’s no wonder that the username/password combination that we’re all used to is being actively phased out by many tech companies—including Microsoft—in favor of more secure, passwordless authentication measures. What is Passwordless Authentication? Passwordless authentication is exactly what it sounds like it would...

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How Much Good Does a VPN Really Do?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 11, 2020
  • Security

We’re pretty outspoken in our support of VPNs (virtual private networks) as an indispensable tool for your online security. However, considering that there are things that a VPN can and can’t do, we thought it would be helpful to specify what a VPN is really for. First Off, What is a VPN? A VPN is a tool that allows you...

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4 Questions that Will Help You Manage Your Data Better

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 11, 2020
  • Security

Data security has to be a major consideration for the small and medium-sized business, as not having a plan can lead to some pretty ugly situations. To help you prioritize the right things, we’ve made a list of four questions that you’ll need to answer to ensure your business is doing the right things when it comes to securing your...

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Ransomware is a Nasty Thing to Get

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 11, 2020
  • Security

Chances are, you’ve heard the term “ransomware” before. If you’re familiar with this particularly nasty bit of malware, the rest of this blog will be a familiar review. If you’re new to the term, let’s introduce you to the mean-spirited cyberattack known as ransomware. Buckle up. Introducing Ransomware Ransomware is simple to figure out if you’re familiar with how different...

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