Category: Security

October is Cybersecurity Month

Next month is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What is cybersecurity? Google defines cybersecurity as “the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this”. The technology industry uses it as an umbrella term to cover anything from the anti-virus protection on your home computer to […]

Password Managers

So many *choose your own explicative* passwords to remember with different requirements!!! Ugh, there must be a way to remember them all without writing them on post-it notes!! Hello Password Manager! What is a password manager and why should I use one? According to Wikipedia, a password manager “assists in generating and retrieving complex passwords, […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What is cybersecurity? Google defines cybersecurity as “the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this”. The technology industry uses it as an umbrella term to cover anything from the anti-virus protection on your home computer to […]

Tips to identify phishing emails

A phishing email is an email scam designed to trick the recipient in to clicking a link, opening an attachment, or giving valuable information to a hacker. Have you ever received invoices claiming money owed, unsolicited UPS or FedEx shipping notifications, or emails claiming your online bank password needs to be reset? These are phishing […]

Working from the beach

It’s summer. You’re at the beach. You need to finish up some details to close a last-minute deal. You need to access that critical file because you’re the only one that can handle it. You’re out of luck, right? Not so fast! There are many ways to remotely, and securely, access business resources outside the […]

How to avoid tax-time scams

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again: Tax Time! And along with all the fun gathering of documents, numbers, and other records, comes the usual spike in malicious email and phone calls. Each year, the IRS keeps a list of the top 12 tax scams that it calls the “Dirty Dozen”. Here is 2018’s list: […]

Basic Security Tips for Home

Our company focus is on business computers but we often get asked about home computers. It’s just as important to protect your home computers as it is to protect your business computers. Here are a few tips to help secure your home computers. Don’t use the same passwords for multiple websites or logins. This way […]

Be wary of that email!

Let’s face it: we spend far too much time each day dealing with email, especially in a business. It is then no surprise that the most prolific attack vector against a person or company is via email. So why don’t we have ways to stop this completely? The simple answer is: human nature. Remember the […]

Account Takeover and Prevention

Over the past few months we’ve seen a new security attack gain popularity: Account Takeover (ATO). Account Takeover is when an attacker steals a user’s username and password for their email account, most often an Office 365 account. The attacker tricks a user in to giving up their username and password, usually via a file […]