Why IT Security Assessments are Important for Cybersecurity

Small businesses often fail to ensure adequate cybersecurity because they aren’t yet believers in the very real possibility of a devastating cyberattack. Lack of preparation for a breach by cybercriminals, unfortunately, means the demise of a small business most of the time. With an IT security assessment, small business owners can get an accurate picture

By |2020-03-09T08:34:47+00:00February 26th, 2020|IT Security Assessment, Security|

What are the risks of BYOD?

The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy lets employees use their personal mobile devices to do work for your company from anywhere. This strategy increases efficiency and convenience to your business, but it also brings a number of security risks to your IT infrastructure and data. If you’re thinking of incorporating BYOD in your office,

By |2020-02-24T18:04:15+00:00November 7th, 2019|Security|

Make site visitors feel secure with these tips

Don’t give your customers any reason to feel insecure when dealing with you. When they visit and use your website, you must engender feelings of trust and security instead of alarm and distrust. Don’t worry — you can easily improve yourfeelings of internet security with these three tips. Tip #1: Use HTTPS Short for Hypertext

By |2020-03-09T08:48:06+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Security|

5 Ways systems can be breached

When it comes to business IT security, many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often struggle to protect their systems from various cyberattacks. While there are many things you can do to secure your IT infrastructure, being aware of common security threats will really help. Here are five common ways your systems can be breached. #1.

By |2019-11-11T09:12:47+00:00October 7th, 2019|Security|

Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Make sure to check these free resources before responding to a cyberattacker’s demands. The state of ransomware

By |2019-11-11T09:20:57+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Security|

Tips and tricks to prevent watering hole attacks

Hackers are getting creative nowadays with their illicit activities, which means the onus is on computer users to take steps to protect their computers. The first step to staying ahead of the game is by learning more about cyberattacks. Here are some pointers to help you deal with oneway criminals steal data: watering hole attacks.

By |2020-02-13T08:27:41+00:00July 30th, 2019|Security|

A new kind of attack: Distributed spam distraction

Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions. Understanding DSD Distributed spam

By |2019-11-13T14:38:17+00:00July 15th, 2019|Security|

Are You Protected from Ransomware?

by Katie LaPorte As you’ll read further down in this newsletter, ransomware is not showing any signs of going away. In fact, it’s more prevalent than ever! As threats expand, so do tools to prevent them. At AZBS, we evaluate options to determine the best means for preventing malicious activity on your network. We’ve developed

By |2019-11-07T05:49:01+00:00July 1st, 2019|Security|