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
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,
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
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.
We’ve come to rely on our smartphones to help complete daily tasks, and this has resulted in the need to recharge our phones multiple times a day. But when you’re far from your charger, public charging kiosks can seem like a good substitute. However, this can lead to an incident of “juice jacking.” If this
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
Social media phishing is on the rise. Facebook is one of the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing attacks. Hackers now employ more sophisticated tactics, so you must strengthen your privacy settings to keep them away. Lock screens exist for a reason Lock all your computing devices as soon as you stop using them. This
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.
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 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