The Importance of Email Security in the Workplace

Every time we look at the news, we’re bombarded with one of four things, COVID news, political scandals, celebrity drivel, or the latest data security breach. With so much attention being given to cybersecurity you’d think we could all relax a bit. The truth of the matter is cybercrime advances continuously, meaning cybersecurity measures are in a constant, never-ending race to defend against these attacks.

Phishing in the Time of COVID-19: How to Recognize a Malicious Scam

It’s common for scammers to take advantage of emergencies, moments when people are scared, searching for information and vulnerable. The coronavirus epidemic is proving to be no different. As the outbreak of COVID-19 spreads across the world so do malicious phishing attacks.

Why Cybersecurity Training Is Critical to the Security of Your Business

You know that your employees are vital to the success of your business. You may not know that they’re also the biggest threat to your data security.

A cybercriminal’s most effective weapon is good old-fashioned human error. Just one employee following a bad link or divulging confidential information can open your network up to a multitude of threats.

3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks

When it comes to protecting your business from a cyberattack, you might be the biggest liability. That’s because if you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t think you’re a target.

Unfortunately, your safety from risk is an illusion.

Facebook Failed to Secure Passwords — Are Your Company Passwords Secure?

Facebook is making headlines — again — with yet another revelation of privacy failure. A recent security audit found that, since 2012, hundreds of millions of user passwords have been stored in a plaintext format, exposing them to the view of more than 20,000 of the social media giant’s employees.

3 Red Flags to Watch for When Vetting Kansas City IT Support Companies

If you’re a small business, you don’t have the budget to hire full-time employees to handle security, maintenance, and employee support. And as cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and prevalent, it’s safer and more cost-effective to outsource your I.T. support.

How Business Owners Can Protect Their Employees From Being an April Fool Every Day

Unless you live under a rock, almost everyone knows to be extra cautious on April Fools’ Day. Still, though, many of us fall as prey to a prank every year. With over 4.3 billion users in March of 2019 alone, the internet is an unlimited library for creative prank planning, making it more challenging to see a mischievous trick coming at you until you're already an April Fool.

The “March” on Bugs… and we’re not talking about insects

"To Server and Protect"
As the middle of March approaches, there is a not-as-well-known holiday that The Purple Guys find worthy of a grand celebration that pairs well with wine and Cheers! The month of March is widely known for green because of Ireland’s St. Patrick, but have you heard about Finland’s St. Urho?

Finland’s Patron Saint Urho is famous for fighting off grasshoppers who were destroying the nation’s grape crop and therefore threatening their beloved wine production.

3 Steps for Minimizing Damage After a Data Breach

Any business that handles consumer data is a potential target for hackers, but small businesses are especially vulnerable. When customers willingly hand over sensitive personal information, they’re showing they trust you to keep that data safe. A breach quickly erodes that trust.

Do You Know What To Do if Your Business Caught a Ransomware Virus Today?

Let's talk about your business data (financial, business, operations, employee, and customer data + intellectual property, etc.). What would happen to your business if one of your employees caught a ransomware virus and not only they but your entire company became locked out of all of your data today, halting all business operations?

How much downtime, frustration, and financial burden would that cost your company? On average, small businesses lose around $8,500 per hour when down due to a ransomware attack (Source: Datto). However, there are several ways to avoid a cybersecurity attack to your business.