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Did you know that over 90% of all cyberattacks start with an email?  That’s right, most successful cyberattacks start with someone simply clicking a link in an email. Additionally, approximately 306.4 billion emails are sent every day! Email remains one of the most used methods of communication, particularly for businesses. In 2021 Phishing and pretexting made up a whopping 93% of all...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there’s never been a more important time to shore up your mission-critical infrastructure and protect your business. A recent study predicts ransomware hackers are likely to hit over the next six weeks – between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – and that some companies and consumers are not prepared to respond to stop the...

Microsoft has released security updates for flaws in Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 and has warned admins to immediately patch a high severity Exchange Server vulnerabilities as soon as possible. Earlier this year, the Beijing-backed hackers (also known as Hafnium) exploited on-premises Exchange server software vulnerabilities. Microsoft now warns that patches, while helpful, may not be enough to thwart future...

In the previous article we explored cyber security and the importance of it being at the very forefront of your business concerns, and we also had a look at some of the methods used by cyber criminals to attack your systems. In this article we will investigate some cyber security fundamentals that will equip and prepare you for any eventuality you...

The cyber security of your organization – in the technologically dominated world that we operate in – should be at the very top of your business concerns. Most people have access to internet connected devices; this means that they should also have – at the very least – a basic knowledge of cyber security. Arguably, with the technological advancements that...

Does your IT staff include personnel who are dedicated to compliance or cybersecurity? How confident are you that your team is prepared to take today’s security threats head on? How likely are you to be able to ward off a determined attack? If you don’t have dedicated staff for the positions mentioned above, and you’re not terribly confident about your team’s...

Dell has recently released the findings from their End-User Security Survey, and the results will probably keep you up late at night with worry. Their key finding was that an overwhelming percentage of employees (72 percent) are willing to share confidential or sensitive corporate information, and fully a third say that taking confidential corporate data on leaving a company is...

If you’re a small business owner, you may feel completely overwhelmed by the digital security threats you face, and you’re not alone. A recent survey indicated that more than 70{7e4ee7cd997d36f6dec43befd6b19c37edf0959bbf61766e988f901dd91e96d7} of all cyber-attacks are made against companies with fewer than a hundred employees. Unfortunately, those companies don’t have the deep pockets of the large multinationals, and are often ill-equipped to...

The newest big problem with data security is the same as the old big problem with data security. It’s the users. Specifically, it’s the fact that most people don’t bother to change their passwords more than once a year, if that frequently. Data security is a major headache for all business owners, no matter the size of your company. You can spend...

Do you think your business is safe from a ransomware attack? It isn’t. This was indeed the case that when ransomware first burst onto the scene. Hackers were targeting very large institutions, seeming to favor the health care and insurance industries. But that is now changing, at least according to a recent report published by Datto. The security firm surveyed European IT...

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