Thinking you’re not at risk because you’re a small company is, unfortunately, a thought you can’t afford to have – 61% of all cyber-attacks target small businesses! They want your personal information, your keystrokes, your employee records, and more. Don’t give them the opportunity.
Most businesses are aware of the different forms of cyber attacks. When it comes to keeping your business protected from an attack, one of the first steps you can take is to educate your employees about online safety. Employee education is a great step in preventing phishing attacks. Yet, did you know that there is a similar attack out there and they are looking right at your senior management?
The past few months, we have discussed the “IT” problem. It’s well-known that the biggest security risk for a company is its people. Educating your employees on possible threats is the first line of defense, but this can only help so much in the battle of keeping your network secure. The devious cyber criminals that are trying to wreak havoc on your business are pretty sinister and tricky. The need for IT support for any business is inevitable, but which type of IT services is right for you?
As small and medium-sized business owners, we make every effort to ensure that our networks are protected from malware, viruses, and spam. It only takes one user to click on a link in a spam or phishing email to bring down the whole network. How do we educate our users so that they become critical consumers in a high-tech workplace?
In our recent post, What is "IT" for Small to Medium Business Security?, we discussed the biggest security risk for any business - the people. What about the growing list of vulnerabilities that come hand-in-hand with all of our fancy new technologies?
It seems like the moment you buy your new iPhone there’s a new model out before you leave the store. Technology is changing faster than ever, and for every advance we make, there’s a new threat, a new challenge. Even IT professionals have a hard time keeping up!
What is “IT”? You never know where “IT” could be. Lurking around the printer, responding to e-mails, or answering phone calls.
Maybe "IT" comes in an unexpected e-mail from your coworker, Ted. You click on the link inside without hesitation. Ted is notorious for sharing the best memes. Why wouldn’t you? You wait for the webpage to load with anticipation but the page never loads - oh well, there's work to do. Did you notice that Ted's email address was misspelled? What about the web address that the link was sending you to? It was different than the link in the email.
Browsers have a pretty short lifecycle, but they are often one of the most vulnerable points of your technology solution if not updated regularly. What’s in use in your office right now? IE8 or 9? At the start of 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. When it comes to browser versions, there are two main concerns for small and medium businesses: