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Another Password Posting…

Password security is sounding like a broken record these days. The news talks about yet another password breach, every site you need to log into requires a password and you are constantly reminded that it needs to be very long, very complicated, and ultimately something you cannot remember. I thought - maybe a bit more [...]

Physical Security overlooked?

Did you know that one of the most often looked over aspects of IT security is actually Physical Security? With today's complex threats, physical security has unfortunately taken a back seat... As few as 15 years ago, if you mentioned security to someone in the business world, they would immediately think about alarm systems, badge [...]

By |2019-12-06T07:29:21-06:00December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you know what Phishing is?

Has anyone talked to you about Phishing lately? I am guessing that if you have been reading anything online or in a business article you have seen this mentioned at least once. The real question is, do you know what Phishing really is and better yet do you know how to not fall victim to [...]

By |2018-10-23T18:27:55-05:00October 23rd, 2018|Passwords, Phishing, Small Business Security|0 Comments

Here we are again, another huge data breach – 150 million accounts compromised. Does this sound like a normal occurrence? Well… It is.

Unfortunately, in the digital world we live in it is a must that we use usernames and passwords for everything. The downside of this is that it brings a greater risk every time you enter a set of credentials you are giving someone else the keys to your castle in some ways. I have touched [...]

By |2018-03-30T09:03:15-05:00March 30th, 2018|Passwords, Small Business Security, User Protection|0 Comments

What do you know about Ransomware?

This week we have learned of another version of Ransomware that has been found, this version called "Bad Rabbit" is in Europe now but could be here any day, or another version of it could jump over the ocean. It leads me to the question; what do you know about Ransomware? Not just the word [...]

By |2017-10-25T20:01:51-05:00October 25th, 2017|malware, ransomware, Small Business Security, Web Security|0 Comments

What to do about passwords…

If you have been paying attention to the news for the past couple weeks you know that yet another very large data breach has happened and billions more passwords and other personal data has been stolen. (Yahoo breach) This just another, in a long string, of examples of how much you may think your data [...]

By |2017-10-08T20:42:03-05:00October 8th, 2017|Passwords, User Protection, Web Security|0 Comments

Equifax data breach a story of What Not to do.

This week we learned of one of the nations three largest credit institutions having one of the largest most in-depth breaches of data security and loss of private information in U.S. History. Before I go into further detail please use these links if you want to check if you are impacted and what to do [...]

Scammers are at it again

I suspect that you may have heard about how scammers are starting to use the most recent events in Texas to garner money from people. In fact it has already reached a point where several US Government agencies are issuing warnings about it. Such as the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a reminder that malware purveyors [...]

By |2017-09-03T20:12:50-05:00September 3rd, 2017|Phishing, User Protection, Web Security|0 Comments

If you aren’t worried about Phishing – you should be.

According to Black Hat's 2017 survey, "Portrait of an Imminent Cyberthreat," phishing is one of the greatest and most time-consuming challenges security professionals face today. Unfortunately this is due to the fact that phishing and social engineering have become the easiest way for people to breach company and personal IT security assets and/or cause damage [...]

By |2017-08-27T08:45:59-05:00August 27th, 2017|Passwords, Phishing, Small Business Security, User Protection|0 Comments
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