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Is Disaster Recovery A Part of IT Security?
What is Disaster Recovery?   Following a natural disaster, a cyber attack, or even the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster recovery is the process of restoring access and functionality to an organization's information technology infrastructure. Depending on the situation, a backup and recovery strategy may incorporate a variety of disaster recovery (DR) options. Disaster recovery is one of […]
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How to Recognize & Protect Yourself Against Gift Card Scams
A recent press release from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that gift card scams are on the rise. In the first nine months of 2021, almost 40,000 Americans have reported falling for a gift card scam, with losses totaling $148 million. This is more than all of 2020 combined. What is a Gift Card […]
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How to Protect Your Small Business from Cyberthreats
Many small business owners often tend to foresee the possibility of their business becoming a target of cyber threats. They assume that since their business is small or still in the development phase, therefore, hackers and attackers would not be interested in breaching their business. But this is a misconception that can often end up […]
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What We Can Learn From the FBI Email Hack
Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed that an attacker was able to access their email server and send thousands of faked emails from it. The emails were spammed to at least 100,000 people and falsely warned recipients that they had fallen victim to a cyberattack. The FBI Statement on Incident Involving Fake […]
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What Happens When You Pay the Ransom?
It’s a busy, productive Monday morning. You have a lot to tackle this week and briskly move from task to task. Suddenly, a window pops up on your screen rudely notifying you that the file you’re trying to open is encrypted and you will have to pay to restore your data. Your co-workers start murmuring […]
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Apple Security Update
We strongly advise you to update your Apple devices as soon as possible. Apple has released urgent security updates for iPhone and iPad to address a critical spyware vulnerability. This vulnerability allows threat actors to infiltrate a user's phone without the user clicking on anything. Read Apple's update HERE. Here's how to update your iPhone […]
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What You Need to Know About Spear Phishing
Have you ever received an email that you recognized as a scam, but it contained a lot of real details about you, your company or the purported sender? If so, you may have been the target of a spear phishing attack. Spear Phishing vs Phishing A typical phishing email is designed to look like it […]
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The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi
Do you use the free wi-fi at coffee shops, restaurants, airports or hotels to catch up on work? One of the perks of remote and hybrid work is that one can log in from anywhere. But, while free public wi-fi is convenient, it can pose serious security and privacy risks. Why is Public Wi-Fi Risky? […]
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Ransomware in Education
If you are a parent of school-aged children, you undoubtedly have experienced the benefits – and struggles – of online learning. Online education and remote learning have been steadily growing over the last several years. That growth exploded in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions to close their […]
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We Tried Out Edge’s New Super Duper Secure Mode
What’s better than being secure online? Being Super Duper Secure online. Microsoft is testing out an experimental new feature to make their Edge web browser Super Duper Secure. The regular version of Edge is already pretty secure. But for those of us who want to maximize online cybersecurity, or if you’re just looking for additional […]
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