Mischievous Malware

Unfortunately, malware is not a foreign term. In fact it’s pretty well known to anyone who uses a computer. There are several types of malware, as well as mediums in which you may receive it. So, before you click on that link for the free cruise you won, think about all of the personal data you could be giving away. …

Ransomware: Why It’s Getting Publicity and What to Do About It

Even though ransomware attacks decreased in 2018, they remain a major threat in the cybersecurity landscape. So much so, that ransomware was recently featured on 60 Minutes. The story primarily covers three major instances of ransomware, two that affected municipalities, and a third that targeted a hospital. All three were attacked in a way that encrypted every single one of …

Are you protecting the right data?

You’re ready to purchase a BDR. You’ve done all of the research, found a company you’re confident in and are excited to finally have peace of mind. Now, you start thinking about exactly what you need to back up. Is all of your data necessary or should you salvage a little server room? Most businesses want to back up everything …

Should’ve seen it coming

You’ve invested in a BDR and now sleep more soundly at night, but the hardware itself is really only part of the solution. You want to ensure your provider does preventative maintenance, periodic testing, multi-location storage, and staff training. Having these things in place will help avoid downtime if the worst happens. Preventative Maintenance: In addition to the hardware itself, …

What Could Happen Without a Plan

Backup Disaster Recovery is one of those things that all businesses need to have in case of disaster. Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a tornado, a hardware failure, or even an attack from a hacker. Anyone of these could permanently disable your business if you aren’t prepared or have a proper backup plan. For those of you still …

Facebook Stores Passwords in Plain Text

Filer, ID, Release: March 22,2019. For Immediate Release Facebook is under more heavy scrutiny today. It was discovered that they have been unintentionally storing passwords in plain text for anywhere from 200-600 million users since 2012. According to Facebook, there was a bug in one of their system updates that flawed their current hashing process. The passwords were hashed in …

3 Ways Cybercriminals Use Social Engineering to Steal Your Info

Cybercriminals use social engineering every day to attempt to hack into people’s personal information. Chances are, you have seen all three of these attempts sometime during your lifetime. Social engineering is slightly different though because it preys on the human condition. Attempting to gain trust and manipulate people. This way it’s even easier to have someone almost willingly give out …

Why are you so popular?

Most people are aware of the many scams that exist on the internet now. It’s tough to simply look at your emails without noticing several phishing emails still in your inbox and those are the obvious ones! Not including the stealthy, “We need you to update your account info, just click the link below”, emails. It can even go deeper …

Breaking Down Social Engineering

Most people are aware of terms like phishing and malware, but do you know those are a part of a larger scheme called social engineering? This is not a new kind of fraud, in fact it’s been used for many years to manipulate a wide range of people into giving up important data about themselves or workplace. A prime example …

Business Evolution

Social media platforms are a scary new front for most businesses. There are so many differing opinions about social media in the workplace. However, besides the main players like Facebook and Instagram, there are many social-related platforms that can evolve your business and increase communication and productivity amongst employees and clients. Social platforms and related software are part of the …