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2021 Cyber Attack Statistics, Data, and Trends

A cyber attack is an attempt to invade a computer system, multiple computers, or a network infrastructure with the intent to cause some sort of harm. Cybercriminals launch cyberattacks to disrupt, disable or gain unauthorized access to someone else’s computer or network. A successful cyberattack can enable cybercriminals or hackers to steal, manipulate or destroy…

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BYOD Policy: Pros and Cons, Security Measures, and Implementation (Outline Included)

Introduction to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, refers to an IT policy that allows employees to access their corporate network, data, and applications through their own personal devices.  According to Gartner, personal devices are those that are ‘personally selected and purchased’ by the employees, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. …

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Types of Malware

Regardless of how familiar you are with Information Security, you’ve probably come across the term ‘malware’ countless times. From accessing your business-critical resources and sensitive information to halting business operations and services, a malware infection can quickly become an organization’s worst nightmare come true. As a business owner, you must be aware of the implications…

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Single Sign-On: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Considerations

Single Sign-On: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Considerations Improved IT security and end-user experience makes Single Sign-On an IT solution worth reviewing with your Managed IT Service Provider. However, there are certainly disadvantages to consider. In this article, we explore both to provide transparency about this tool. What is Single Sign-On (SSO)? SSO is an authentication tool…

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Passphrase vs. Password

Passphrase vs. Password Passwords are something you use every day, whether you are checking your email, logging into your online bank account, placing an order for a product or simply accessing your mobile device or computer. Passwords are also your weaknesses. Your emails can be read, personal files accessed, identity stolen, money transferred, and contacts…

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5 Signs You’ve Been Hacked

5 Signs You’ve Been Hacked Your business cannot afford to overlook the dangers posed by hackers who are getting more sophisticated every year. But how do you know if you’ve been hacked? Here are 5 signs that your network may have been compromised: Spam emails are being sent from your company’s computers and email accounts.…

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Multi-Factor Authentication Considerations

Multi-Factor Authentication Considerations Cybersecurity is vital as hackers try to exploit businesses. Your accounts need an extra layer of protection so that your data does not fall into the wrong hands. This is where multi-factor authentication can be beneficial. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) requires two or more pieces of evidence before a user is granted access…

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8 Ways to Avoid Spear Phishing

8 Ways to Avoid Spear Phishing Phishing is an attack designed to trick end-users into giving away confidential information, typically by sending an email posing as a legitimate organization (like a financial institution) and linking to a website disguised as one associated with that institution. Spear phishing is a more sophisticated version of phishing that…

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Data Privacy Day: January 28th

Data Privacy Day: January 28th You may not be aware that January 28th is Data Privacy Day observed in the United States, Canada, India, and most of Europe. The day is intended to educate people about data privacy in order to promote a safer, more secure, and more private Internet. It’s the perfect opportunity for…