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Our Connected World Invites Attackers, Here’s How to Keep Them Out

Today people are always online no matter the time or place. This convenience is an essential part of doing business. Constant connection does come with a cost - increased risks for cyberattacks. In business, connectivity has become a necessity you...

Why Every SMB Needs a Cybersecurity Roadmap

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are at risk of experiencing a cyberattack now more than ever. In fact, SMBs are a top target of cybercriminals now that there are more remote workers, cloud services, and internet-connected devices than ever...

Stop Spam From Flooding Your Inbox

Spam – We all get it. We all hate it. It can flood our inboxes and cause us to miss important messages. We all know someone, or maybe you are someone who has 50,000 plus unopened emails on a personal account. That is often due to giving an email out...

How to Know If the Employee Training Program Is Working

Studies show that companies are spending a lot of time and money on employee training. So, we know that companies care about getting employees up to speed, but the real question is: "Is it working?" There are multiple ways to measure the effectiveness...

Don't Let Employees Fall Through the Cracks

Wouldn't it be nice if you could purchase a phishing email simulator and be good to go? Although phishing campaigns have high success rates in changing the behavior of most employees, you must decide how you will handle those few employees who keep...

Understanding the Difference Between Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests

Being cybersecurity professionals, we hear companies stating time and time again that they’ve had a Penetration Test only to find out through more in-depth conversation they in fact had a Vulnerability Assessment. Why do so many companies get these...

Traveling Cyber Safe in 2021

The pandemic is not over, but we are heading in the right direction. More people are gaining access to vaccinations, and COVID restrictions have loosened up, which means we are starting to see airports fill up with travelers again. That's good news,...

Amazon Is Now Sharing Your Internet With Strangers, Unless You Opt-Out

On June 8th, Amazon released a new mesh network dubbed Amazon Sidewalk for all Amazon products ranging from Echos to Ring Doorbells. Sidewalk is intended to help keep these gadgets running in the event your home internet experiences an outage. How? By...

Google Hacking: Use It to Make Your Organization More Secure.

Google Hacking (also called Dorking) is an information-gathering technique used by hackers to find significant, valuable, and sensitive information right from a google search. This search feature built by google was intended to serve as a way for...

The Rise and Fall of DarkSide Ransomware

The ransomware gang behind the recent Colonial Pipeline attack earlier this month has been reported to have received upwards of $90 million in ransom payments over the last nine months. That follows a spree of ransomware dispersed by DarkSide, leading...

Major Pipeline Attacked with Ransomware

On Friday, May 7th, Colonial Pipeline announced that ransomware, one of the most common forms of cyber-attack, had affected their systems. The attack halted all pipeline activities through which Colonial supplies the east coast with 45% of its liquid...

How Businesses Can Combat Password Complacency

Passwords – we all know their importance and why they need to be secure. So why do so many people still have trouble with hackers guessing their passwords and getting into their accounts? Well, it seems that not enough people are putting their...

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