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Online Fraud & Sextortion

Posted: 05.14.2019

Unlike Las Vegas, what happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet.  You’re sitting at your desk.  Your day started out like any other.  You open your inbox, read your email and then…that sick, sinking feeling in your stomach grows and before you know it, you’re in an all-out panic.  You’re a victim of sextortion.  Sextortion is just the latest in a long list of crimes. Sextortion is the act of threatening to release compromising photos and videos online unless you pay a ransom, engage in sexual acts or hand over more intimate material.  Plain and simple, it’s a form of blackmail.  

Security Sockets Layer – Building Trust. Building Your Business

Posted: 03.29.2019

When Google released Chrome 68, one of the most talked about features was the use of the HTTPS security notification, letting the user know that the website is secured and therefore relatively safe to visit. Additionally, Google began to warn users when a site was unsecured, causing the majority of users to avoid the site altogether.  So what can you do to ensure users feel confident their personal data will be safe? Enter the Security Socket Layer or SSL.

Ransomware Attacks - To Pay or Not to Pay

Posted: 03.01.2019

For most of us, when we think “ransom” our mind envisions a movie (probably starring Liam Nesson) in which bad guys request money in exchange for the release of a victim.  Today, Cybercriminals are employing the same idea through ransomware attacks and if your organization has ever been the victim of one, you’ll know just how dire the consequences can be.

 

Eight Tips to Avoid Rotten Phish

Posted: 01.26.2019

In 2018, e-commerce sales were responsible for nearly $2.4 trillion.  In the US alone, e-commerce is responsible for 10% of all sales and is expected to rise 15% per year.  Much of these sales are driven by Millennials, who desire instant accessibility, round-the-clock access and a quick turnaround.  As a result, businesses of all sizes have had to adapt to the ever changing digital economy and its global impact.  While these technological advances have created a more convenient, cost efficient way of conducting business, they have also given birth to a more sinister element – cybercriminals.....

 

Importance of Backing up Your Data

Posted: 04.05.2017

If you have ever been mountain climbing, you know a backup plan can save your life. When it comes to data, a backup can save your business.

No matter how secure you think your tapes or external storage devices are, rest assured it is not going to last forever. All hardware has an expiration date and when the time comes, all of the data stored in external storage is lost or damaged. Even if you store most of your data online, who’s to say that it will remain safe from viruses and hackers? Sensitive info can be held for ransom (via ransomware) for hundreds or even thousands of dollars leaving most with no choice but to wipe their drives clean and start afresh...

Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Posted: 03.17.2017

Here's all you need to know on how to be more cautious when using public Wi-Fi to minimize security risks.

Undoubtedly, the availability of Wi-Fi in public places has made our lives significantly easier. Being able to check and respond to emails whilst sipping a cup of tea in a café or in a library has made working on the go particularly convenient. This is especially considering the growth in Bring Your Own Device policy adopted by organizations to encourage employees to work remotely and access all corporate files and folders from their personal devices...

Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Own Devices to Work

Posted: 03.02.2017

BYOD is essential for advancing organizational output and employee empowerment. However, aside from its benefits, it also has risks.

Enterprisers, small and large, are increasingly being forced to embrace the wave of technological advancements and tools in increasing their business efficiency. While the adoption of technology has a history of downplaying the role of workers, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, on the other hand, promises to empower employee attitudes and productivity...

These 3 Reasons Make Custom Software a Smart Choice

Posted: 02.03.2017

You are definitely going to have some clarity about buying or building software after reading this!

It’s 2017, and it’s safe to say that the business sector today increasingly relies on software to carry out day to day activities, tasks, and operations. The reason is simple; software makes us productive. Companies choose off-the-shelf or build custom proprietary software—or a mix of both—in order to meet the operational needs with maximum efficiency...

Best Practices to Keep Your Passwords Safe

Posted: 12.17.2016

Remembering and protecting passwords in an essential task. Let’s look at some of the best practices to keep all your passwords safe and protected.

There is no denying the fact that technology has made our lives much easier in all aspects. What once seemed to be absurd and impossible has been made really simple through modern technology. Plastic money has replaced cash, huge bundles of data and large numbers of files do not take up all our office/house space now, and the world is literally on our finger tips...

7 Ways to Keep Your Mobile Devices Safe and Secure

Posted: 12.03.2016

With technological advancements comes greater vulnerability. One needs to be more careful and take measures to eliminate the loss of personal data.

Technology has surely done wonders by revolutionizing the ways we used to see the world. If you are carrying a smartphone in your pocket, which is highly likely, then it is safe to say that you are carrying the world with you...

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