Last week on Tech Talk presented by SumnerOne we welcomed back our expert, Steve Heinle, to The Big 550 KTRS. Steve joined Guy Phillips and Julie Buck to talk about what it means to be a critical consumer. Being a critical consumer is a good thing to be in many different areas of life. However, being a critical consumer online can help to protect yourself in areas including financials, personal identity, and much more.
Last week on Tech Talk presented by SumnerOne, our lead engineer, Jeff Groby joined Guy Phillips and Julie Buck to talk about online scams. Julie was even so kind to welcome Jeff to KTRS with a fun saying from her many years on the radio, "Don't be nervous. Don't be rocky. You're our special guest disc jockey!" All joking aside, Jeff had a very serious topic to address: What are some different types of scams circulating and what part you can play in ensuring that they are unsuccessful.
Don't worry, here is your weekly dosage of Tech Talk on KTRS just in case you missed us last week! As a reminder, Tech Talk presented by SumnerOne airs on Friday afternoons at 4:20 on The Big 550 KTRS!
The vast majority of people could not ever imagine taking anything from a non-profit organization. Our minds typically drift to seeing what we can do for others when it comes to thinking about helping a non-profit group. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks that way. Cyber criminals view these organizations as a target. Unsure why non-profits are hot targets for these criminals? Here’s why:
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?
As a business owner, your focus is to ensure that your business systems and data are secure from threats. There are many ways to make that happen. You may find yourself asking, what is the best way? Which solution will provide the most return on your investment? Would it be a new firewall? Fresh antivirus and anti-malware apps? Actually, the answer might surprise you. The best return on your invested dollars is to help educate your end users. One ignorant end user can bring down your entire infrastructure no matter what you might have invested.