Business Risk of Cybercrime

Business Risk of Cybercrime

Understanding the threat of cybercrime against your business.

Business leaders clearly understand that many risks exist that may threaten the success of their business. Things like physical theft, lawsuits from customers or employees, damage from weather-related events, and a host of other things can cost money or damage your reputation.

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Building a culture of information security

Building a culture of information security

How to create a data security policy for your company and get your staff to embrace it.

Do you know what data you have stored on your business network? Do you store sensitive information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers, personal information about your staff, or even trade secrets?

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Credential Stuffing Attack Prevention

Credential Stuffing Attack Prevention

Reusing passwords on multiple logins lead to this cyber attack.

Cybercriminals use stolen login credentials (username and password) in an attempt to log in to other websites in a hacking strategy called credential stuffing. Hackers used this tactic to reveal over 500,000 sets of valid login credentials to Zoom recently. So what can be done to increase credential stuffing attack prevention?

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Password Management for Small Business

Password Management for Small Business

Why do I need a password manager?

Passwords are often the last line of defense against criminals gaining access to your applications and information.  Making them long and complex will go a long way towards being secure.  Unfortunately, long complex passwords are hard to remember.  Password management for small business provides a simple solution for securing your critical information.

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HIPPA Fines for Small Businesses

HIPPA Fines for Small Businesses

Single doctor practice fined $100,000 for violations. 

A gastroenterology practice in Utah reached a settlement of $100,000 last week for failing to ever conduct a risk analysis. In a statement issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Steven A. Porter, M.D., has agreed to pay the $100,000 settlement and adopt a plan for corrective action. Unfortunately, this type of HIPAA fine is avoidable with appropriate steps.

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Cloud Storage Options with Microsoft OneDrive

Cloud Storage Options with Microsoft OneDrive

Part 1 of 2

Most of us use some sort of cloud storage service like Google Drive, DropBox or OneDrive. Perhaps you just use a cloud photo storage service like IDrive or Amazon Drive. Most have come to understand the benefits of having our files saved in the cloud. It allows us access to our stuff from anywhere we can connect to the internet. But have you really looked at the benefits of Microsoft OneDrive?

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Cloud Storage Options with Microsoft OneDrive

Cloud Storage Options with Microsoft OneDrive

Part 2 of 2

I suggest that you read part 1 before jumping into this post, particularly if you are new to OneDrive. In part 2, we’ll dig a little deeper into some of the tips and tricks for OneDrive like sharing files and recovering previous versions of files.

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Scams

The FTC is warning consumers of an increase in scams related to the coronavirus outbreak. Along with the FDA, they issued warning letters to seven sellers of products claiming to treat or prevent COVID-19. The FTC is also warning the public of an expected increase in COVID-19 phishing scams. Criminals often use major news events, such as the outbreak, to trick people into clicking infected links or opening infected attachments.

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WiFi Service Problems?

WiFi Service Problems?

Wireless access points may be your solution.

Have you ever struggled with WiFi service or WiFi connection speeds? It could just be a problem with your internet provider. If their connection checks out, its time to look at your own equipment.

Many factors can cause WiFi connection problems, like outdated wiring or old switches. But let’s keep our focus on the equipment that transmits your signal.

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Security Assessments Critical to Business

Security Assessments Critical to Business

What you don’t know can hurt your business.

Will a ransomware attack shut down your business? Or perhaps you or someone on your staff has confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers or ACH account information stored on the computer. Has your password been compromised and is now for sale on the Dark Web? If you don’t know these answers, a network security assessment will provide you the knowledge you need to be secure.

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