Why do People Fall for Phishing Scams?

June 16th, 2017

Full disclosure, we are a technology service company, not licensed pyschologists.  But because the intersection of technology and psychology is actually one of the bigger threats to your business network, we decided to tackle the question of WHY people fall for phishing scams.

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Know the Red Flags of a Phishing Attack

June 13th, 2017

Cyber threats against businesses are ever-present, and phishing tops the list of security risks causing concern for today's business leaders. As the volume and sophistication of phishing attacks increases, the chance of an employee introducing this threat to the network through a bad click also goes up.  And because knowing the red flags of a...

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Learn More About These 7 Common Types of Cyber Attacks

May 25th, 2017

Cyber attacks are a hot topic in the news and around the water cooler these days, largely thanks to the unprecedented ransomware attack known as WannaCry.  In order to help make sense of today’s most common threats, here is an overview of 7 common types of cyber attacks that a modern hacker may use to try to harm your business.

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What is Social Engineering? (Because If You Don't Know, You Should)

April 06th, 2017

Social engineering is the art of manipulating you into giving up personal or private information.  It's also a very common type of cyberattack levied against small and medium-sized businesses (SMB’s), making it critical that you understand both what it is and how it’s being used to trick victims (your employees) into handing over confidential...

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Phishing Leads the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

February 10th, 2017

Every year, the IRS compiles a list of the "Dirty Dozen" tax scams.  This list represents the schemes that they feel peak during the tax filing season, and in 2017 phishing remains among the agency's top concerns.

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These bad habits are putting your computer at risk

January 11th, 2017

You may be the one who is most responsible for putting your computer at risk of a breach or malware infection.  But by taking steps to end these 10 bad habits, you can limit your risks and enjoy a safer, more secure 2017.

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Scary Mistakes That Could Suck the Life Out of Your Business...If You Let Them

October 26th, 2016

Not to scare you, but imagine this…

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Creating a Culture of Cyber Awareness

October 11th, 2016

When it comes to cyber awareness and securing your business against today’s threats, everyone in your organization – from the board room to the break room -- has an important role to play.  But just like any other major risk, it must be managed very proactively from the top.

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Is Your Business Network Safe...From Your End-Users?

October 03th, 2016

He didn't MEAN to take down your business network.

All he did was click on the link in that email his bank sent him unexpectedly.

Because if he didn't follow that link immediately, his account was going to be frozen.  And he had plans later on, so not being able to access his account was going to be super inconvenient.

It was just one click.

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What is Phishing? (Hint: No Live Bait Required)

June 10th, 2016

Phishing is what happens when cybercriminals send out seemingly legitimate-looking emails and social media messages with the intent of tricking the recipient into providing confidential information that can be used for fraud.  Examples include passwords, usernames, credit card or bank account details.

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