Protection Against Phishing and Ransomware

Protection against phishing and ransomware attacks

Now we know what cyber threats are capable of and where they come from, let’s take a close look at how to protect your systems from two of the most common forms of cyber attack – phishing and ransomware.  Protect your business against phishing attacks   Phishing is an attempt to trick you into giving access…

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The Sources of Cyber Threats 

The sources of cyber threats

In the previous articles we explored cyber threats and some of the different types of attack that – if successful – can cause severe problems for your business. Now we will explore where those attacks come from and some of the best tools and methods to ensure that your organization is well defended .  Cyber…

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Cyber Threats – The Types of Attack 

Cyber Threats the types of attack

In our previous article we explored why your small business may be a prime target for cyber threats. In this article, we’ll go over the type of threats your business could face if unprotected. The Most Common Types of Cyber Threats  Malware  Malware is software that is designed specifically to cause problems, and is used…

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Cyber Threats – Are You a Target? 

Cyber Threats Are you a target

The number one threat to businesses is cyber crime. Today, your business is far more likely to be targeted by a cybercriminal than a traditional intruder. And if you’re a small business, even just a ma and pa shop, do not assume you are under the radar. If you have a computer network, if you…

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The Dark Web – A Guide to Stopping Your Data Ending up There

The likelihood of your organization becoming a victim of cyber crime has risen considerably over recent years. It our responsibility as business owners to educate ourselves on the threats that a successful cyber attack can pose on our organization. We must know the cyber security measures on the market, and understand what attacks they combat,…

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Outdated Technology in Small Businesses

Outdated computers in cluttered office

Most small businesses don’t invest enough in technology, or at the very least they don’t do it often enough. For some this is due to apprehension about spending money on tools they know very little about, and some have the approach of ‘so what, it still works so I don’t care’. Both are fair points…

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How to Protect against Phishing email scams

credit card held up to computer monitor for phishing scam

Phishing scams are one of the most popular tools in a cyber criminal’s arsenal today, given the ease with which they can deliver their attack through the relatively undefended route of email. Email breaches come in a variety of forms, but predominantly involve the use of a false identity – creating trust between the recipient…

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6 Things You Should Have In Place to Protect your Systems

tools to protect IT network

In the modern digital age, our businesses need the security and reliability of our IT systems and infrastructure. Any outage or loss can seriously disrupt the efficiency and security of business operations, potentially creating financial loss, and breaching industry compliance obligations. Where to begin The security of your IT should be a priority but how…

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Social Engineering at Work: Part 4 – SMiSHing

Social engineering is when “persuasion” takes a darker turn. In a broad sense, it includes any action that attempts to influence a person to act against their best interests. This is the last of a 4-part series on social engineering and how it affects your business.  We have covered Impersonation, Email Phishing, Vishing, and finally…

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Social Engineering at Work: Part 3 – Vishing

Social engineering is when “persuasion” takes a darker turn. In a broad sense, it includes any action that attempts to influence a person to act against their best interests. This is the third of a 4-part series on social engineering and how it affects your business.  Earlier, we covered Impersonation and Email Phishing. Today –…

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