This Simple Cybersecurity Precaution Could Keep Your Data Secure

If you run your own business, your time and money are at a premium. You need processes and tools in place that are as frictionless as possible so you can get the most out of every spare minute. With so much to do all the time, it’s likely that data security isn’t very high on your list.

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.

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Let's talk about Computer and Network Privacy. Do you know if your computers and networks are strongly defended? Do you have a Firewall, AntiVirus, and AntiSpam? Do you know what tools your business uses for these? Do you know if they routinely updated, maintained, and tested for quality?

If the answer is no or you're not sure because an internal IT person or outsourced IT Guy or IT Support company manages it for you, let us help you answer these questions.

Are You Leaving Gateways Into Your Business Open To Hackers?

With more than 4 billion internet users currently worldwide, the internet is an incredible way for people to stream information and for businesses to make immense profits through online services and sales. It's also the leading cause of security breaches that put 61 percent of small businesses out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

The Best Thing Businesses Can Do To Prevent The Leading Cause of Malware Infections

Do you know how to spot a phishing email and are you training your employees on this as well? Why, we ask? Because email phishing is still the #1 cause of malware infections for small businesses.

According to the Wombat 2018 State of the Phish report, 92.4 percent of malware is delivered via email, 76 percent of organizations say they experienced phishing attacks and 49 percent of successful phishing attacks resulting in malware infections.

5 Ways To Better Passwords and Safer Accounts

If your information or credentials have been hacked and you use the same password for multiple personal and business accounts, you and your small business are at high risk for a security breach. Don't worry, here's our EASY 5 Step Plan to Better, Safer Passwords which also means a safer business with less risk for cybersecurity threats.

Featured in Thinking Bigger: A Breach Is Just the Beginning. Make It the End by Monitoring the Dark Web

This article was originally featured on Thinking Bigger Business Media 
Hacking used to have one major barrier to entry: talent. Unfortunately, the dark web has enabled individuals with nothing more than a bad attitude and a small amount of spare cash to buy sophisticated hacking tools.

2 Questions to Determine If You Can Trust Your IT Support Company

Your business has a lot of sensitive data about your operations, your partners, and your customers. You are likely (hopefully) doing everything you can to protect that information from hackers who want to steal it and make money off it. You’ve even hired an IT support company to make things more secure — unless your IT provider is inadvertently making you vulnerable to attack!

Many businesses, especially those too small to have an IT budget big enough for a robust internal defense team, turn to IT support companies to meet their IT needs.

How To Spot Phishing Attempts Before You’re On The Hook – Thinking Bigger

As seen in Thinking Bigger Business Media edition and written by Jon Schram.

In the security world, it seems like every day brings another story of customer data being compromised. One of the latest examples comes from Children’s Mercy Hospital, where patients are still finding their data endangered after an email phishing scam hit more than 60,000 individuals back in January.

How to Protect Your Web Application – Even if You Don’t Own Sensitive Data

(As featured on Business.com)

Hackers are watching. Give your employees the knowledge and tools they need to avoid puncturing holes in your system. Prioritize these four critical security measures.

The hacking attacks on Equifax and Panera, less than a year apart, were highly publicized events.