What Is ‘Phishing’?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and we want to talk about phishing scams. What is phishing? A phishing attack is one that uses your email or a website to infect your computer, tablet or phone with viruses and/or malware. The purpose of phishing is to infiltrate your devices and collect your financial and […]

5 Ways To Protect Your Digital Home

#BeCyberSmart is an awareness campaign aimed at sharing information and insight to individuals and business owners. During October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we will be bringing you tips and advice on securing your private data when you’re online. If you’re like many of us, we have “smart homes” and home devices that are connected to […]

Why You Need To Use Strong Passwords

Who was responsible for the Equifax data breach? While the buck usually stops with whoever is in charge, I place the onus on this particular circumstance on the IT Engineers, not executive management. Does someone need to tell you to do your job properly? Come on… “admin” was the password? There could be a plausible […]

How To Keep Your Smart Home Safe: Alexa & Google Tips

This is a cautionary tale about how to protect yourself, your home and your Internet passwords. Don’t let yourself become vulnerable and a statistic of a cyber attack. How to keep your smart home safe: Alexa & Google tips are common sense, but many of them may not be something you’ve given any thought to […]

What Is CyberSecurity?

There is so much talk swirling around cybersecurity. Companies and individuals need to protect themselves and have practices and technologies in place to prevent a cyberattack. Do you, or the members of your team, understand cybersecurity? When we work with our clients, we explain what cybersecurity is, how to protect against it and what measures […]

How Much Do Cyberattacks Cost Small Business Owners?

If you haven’t stopped to ask yourself how much a cyberattack would cost your small business you need to. It’s estimated that a cyberattack will cost a small business owner $200,000. Would your business survive that cost and the recovery from a cyber attack? Many won’t. Do you think that your business is “too small” to be […]

How To Stop Google From Tracking Your Movements

“Would you like to rate your experience at (fill in the blank)?” If you have a smartphone that pops up this message when you are grocery shopping, eating at a restaurant or going to the theater, this means that Google is tracking your movements. For many of us, how to stop Google from tracking your […]

How To Protect Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

A recent report uncovered startling trends in ransomware attack 2020: The frequency with which they occur The markets most heavily targeted and Its impacts on a business. In our work with clients to prepare business continuity and disaster recovery plans, we know the first line of defense is a good offense. We also know human error […]

Legal Firms Can Protect Accounts By Creating Security Passphrases

Does your legal firm require staffers and attorneys to use spaces in passwords? Does your legal staff use passphrases to create strong passwords? Is anyone at your legal firm still using “password123” as a password? If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, congratulations, you’re on your way to great password health. If you […]