How Would You Rate Your Cybersecurity?

6 Questions to Gauge Your Preparedness Cybersecurity crime continues to make the news on a regular basis. Water supply and meat supply are just two of the major industries recently infiltrated and compromised. And there’s really no telling where clever hackers may turn next. If there was ever a time to ensure your company has an incident response plan and is prepared in the event of a security incident, the time is now. It is a must-have component of any solid business continuity plan. To see where you stand, start …

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The Hack Heard ‘Round the World

The age of global interconnectivity. As powerful and positive as it can be, it can also be dangerous and destructive. That’s what we learned recently when the United States experienced one of the most invasive hacks in our history. What the SolarWinds experience has taught us, when it comes to cybersecurity, is to trust no one. If you missed it, here’s a quick overview of what went down: First, it was discovered that hackers had found a way into government, Fortune 500 companies and more using malware attached to software …

IT Security in COVID: Are Your Computers Safe From Being Hacked?

When you think of a spam email, you might imagine something that can easily be recognized as a scam. Nowadays, it’s not nearly that simple. Spam emails used to be easy to spot due to poor grammar or poor email formatting, but scammers have gotten a lot better at simulating real emails. Even tech-savvy professionals can fall prey to well-crafted scams if they aren’t being careful. In fact, these scams have become so frequent and harmful that the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently declared an “imminent and …

VPN Solutions for Your Business

How can I securely access my work data from outside the office? More and more people either want to or need to work from home, a hotel or a remote office. How do you enable employees to work remotely? You will need use a technology called VPN or virtual private network. Over the years, you may have heard this term and nodded your head, but realized you have no idea what this is. A VPN is an encrypted tunnel traveling through the public internet. Having an encrypted tunnel allows your …

Three Email Security Best Practices For Small Businesses

The popular adage about being a small business owner goes something like this: you’re responsible for everything from developing strategy and big ideas to making sure the bathrooms are neat and tidy. Somewhere in middle of that range of activities you’ll find managing your email security best practices. If you’re not an IT expert, then there is a good chance that email security could slip and fall a few rungs down your priority list. But there has never been a more critical time for ensuring you have a secure email …