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Small Businesses should be concerned

Small businesses are being hacked and falling victim to malware and ransomware attacks at a high rate they just do not make the news. This  is taking place because of many different reasons but most of them include the incorrect way that people think "we are too small for someone to care" or worse yet, [...]

By |2017-08-25T21:21:46-05:00August 25th, 2017|malware, ransomware, Small Business Security|0 Comments

Data thiefs are smart

One of the newer phishing attacks is using PowerPoint slide decks to attack a know Windows vulnerability. The malicious PPT file triggers an exploit for the CVE-2017-0199 vulnerability, which starts the infection process and gets malicious code to run using the PowerPoint Show animations feature, which downloads a file logo document if successful. Read more [...]

By |2017-08-15T10:24:08-05:00August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Industrial Controls are a risk to your business 

Industry Robots to Windmills are all at risk to malicious intent hackers. In recent reports there are many vulnerabilities that exist in these systems making them susceptible to unauthorized activity to business extortion. Make sure to secure your whole infrastructure! Read more

By |2017-08-14T18:48:03-05:00August 14th, 2017|Industrial controls|0 Comments

Complicated Passwords are not as complicated as you thought

The person who first created the Password policy that we have all been using has admitted it was a mistake. It turns out that long phrases that you remember are much better and far more secure than the complicated password with various special characters and random capitalization. Read more

By |2017-08-14T18:15:56-05:00August 14th, 2017|Passwords, User Protection|0 Comments

Read those pesky agreements when logging into a network.

As an experiment a UK based Wi-Fi provider added a "community service clause" to its usual terms that stated users may be required, at Purple's discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service that may include: "cleansing local parks of animal waste," "providing hugs to stray cats and dogs," "manually relieving sewer blockages," "cleaning [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:53:08-05:00July 14th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Read those pesky agreements when logging into a network.

Keep failing IT Audits?

CIO.com has released their article outlining the 10 most common ways that have been related to an IT Audit Failure. (hint) Most of these are mindset going into the audit and out of touch with your IT equipment and/or staff. Check out the full article: 10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

By |2017-08-25T11:51:29-05:00July 14th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Keep failing IT Audits?

Do you want to know if your account has possibly been compromised?

There is a website dedicated to serving people by harvesting the data released from security breaches and compiling a list of addresses which were included in the compromise. Troy Hunt has created the project “Have I Been Pwned?”, the free service that lets you know if you’ve been compromised in a data breach. Check it out [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:52:07-05:00July 6th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Do you want to know if your account has possibly been compromised?

Even the government wants to protect you.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on regarding good digital security while traveling. Security recommendations include using caution while accessing free Wi-Fi hotspots, keeping all software updated, and using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).     US-CERT encourages users to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices for more information.

By |2017-08-25T11:51:14-05:00July 6th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Even the government wants to protect you.

Don’t forget to secure your computers!

Malware and Ransomware news has begun to evaporate from the headlines. This does not decrease its threat – nor does it mean it is no longer a risk. This is furthest from the truth. Just one infected computer can cripple an entire organization, this can come from unpatched software or poor security controls on your [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:50:49-05:00July 6th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Don’t forget to secure your computers!
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