A guide to implementing proactive cybersecurity measures

Running a business has always been a challenge, but the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape has made it even more so. Every day, newer, more sophisticated cyberthreats emerge, putting businesses at risk of significant data, productivity, and financial losses. Implementing a proactive cybersecurity strategy is an effective way to keep these threats at bay and ensure continuous […]

Surefire ways to protect your email account

If you think your email is safe from hackers, think again. A lack of sufficient email security protocols can lead to data theft, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and successful malware attacks. Here are some tips to secure your email account from cyberthreats and the many troubles that come with them. Use separate email accounts […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]

Why cybercriminals target healthcare organizations

The saying “There’s no honor among thieves” takes new meaning when we consider how cybercriminals deliberately attack hospitals and other healthcare institutions, showing little to no regard for the value of life.

With hospitals in North Carolina and the rest of America struggling to take care of COVID-19 patients since early 2020, criminals have made matters worse by ramping up their cyberattacks.

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous. This is why using antivirus software is more important than ever. If you’re […]

Why do your employees need security awareness training? Here are 5 big reasons

Over the years, businesses have become increasingly reliant on IT for their operations. Unfortunately, this has also opened more opportunities for hackers to spread malware, launch cyberattacks, and wreak havoc on IT systems. In fact, Accenture’s Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study found a 67% increase in the number of security breaches and a 72% increase in the cost of cybercrime from 2014 to 2019.

While these statistics are alarming, there are many ways to boost your cyber defenses.

5 Costliest phishing scams in history

Phishing scams abound amid the pandemic, with the majority of emails sent over the last year featuring COVID-19-related subjects that deceive and persuade recipients into opening them. In fact, according to the FBI, phishing was the most common type of cybercrime in 2020, with 241,324 incidents, up from 114,702 incidents in 2019. The percentage of data breaches involving phishing also went up to 36% in 2020 from 25% the previous year.

Security best practices for BYOD policies

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies give employees the flexibility to use devices they are comfortable with while allowing businesses to reduce hardware spending. However, BYOD also carries plenty of security risks. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices wherever they go. This means there’s a higher chance of devices, […]

What you need to know about spam filters

Email systems are widely used for business communication and collaboration. The problem is that they are often flooded with junk mail, otherwise known as spam. In fact, about 85% of the global daily email traffic is spam — that’s 122.3 billion messages per day!

Spam is commonly just a nuisance, mostly containing harmless ads and promotions.