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Best Practices for MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA, is an important security measure that businesses should consider implementing. MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring more than one form of authentication, such as a password and a fingerprint or an access code and a smartphone identifier. Benefits to Implementing MFA Tools and Practices There are many benefits

2022-04-19T22:11:27+00:00April 19th, 2022|Security|

What is a Common Indicator of a Phishing Attempt

Phishing is quickly becoming one of the most pervasive cyberattacks, with over three billion daily phishing attempts. Unfortunately, the simplicity of the method is part of what makes it so dangerous.  Phishing attacks aim to gain personal and crucial information through emails. The ubiquitous use of email across sectors and industries means every employee is

2022-01-27T15:21:46+00:00January 27th, 2022|Security|

The Biggest Threats to Cybersecurity in 2021

The emergence of new technology trends in the recent past has led to a significant rise in cybersecurity threats. Cybercriminals are constantly developing new strategies to steal sensitive information and use it to extort money from companies.  A cybersecurity attack can disrupt your network, damage your hardware, or disable your digital operations. The cost and

2021-08-26T17:35:29+00:00August 26th, 2021|Security|

Top Ransomware Attacks of 2020: How to Protect Your Business

In 2020, ransomware attacks rose by nearly 150 percent compared to the previous year. Criminal groups now routinely target businesses and other organizations by encrypting critical data and demanding large ransoms for the decryption keys. Here are three of the most devastating ransomware attacks that took place in 2020, as well as some of the

2021-06-24T16:45:31+00:00June 24th, 2021|Security|

Travel and Tech: What You Need to Know About _FreeAirportWiFi

Maybe you hate the airport, or maybe you love it so much you could watch Spielberg’s THE TERMINAL in the Korean Airlines LAX Lounge and unironically think “hashtag life goals.” (Guilty.) Whatever your feelings are, once you make your way through the living nightmare that is TSA, lollygag in duty free for an hour looking

2019-09-09T18:21:56+00:00September 9th, 2019|Security|

The Risk Tax of Cybersecurity Breaches: Is It Something You’ve Accounted For?

“Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind?” It's been many decades since the beloved Mr. Rogers posed that question, and many decades since we each left childhood behind. We got older, we went to college, and a few of us — perhaps you? — found growth in one particular idea:  we

2019-10-22T18:30:13+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Security|

Information Security Compliance, Part 1: Do you know which regulations apply to you?

Information security is one of the biggest challenges facing our society today:  How do I protect my personal data? How much information should I give away? Just this week, Experian announced a new program that would provide consumers who opt in a modest boost to their credit score — a potential boon to those

2019-10-23T21:14:30+00:00February 21st, 2019|Security|

Offboarding an Employee: What Happens When Someone Leaves Your Company?

Whether they’re leaving on good terms or involuntarily, an employee departure is always a precarious time for a company. The exit of someone who was once deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of your business can present a very real threat to your cybersecurity, but by developing a thorough IT offboarding policy and rigorously following

2019-03-04T19:19:47+00:00October 29th, 2018|General IT, Security|

IT Policy: How Often Should You Change Your Passwords?

Anyone who’s ever created a login has no doubt bumped up against seemingly arbitrary and annoyingly complex password composition rules. For digital citizens, one of the most frustrating hoops to jump through is the forced inclusion of special characters. But wait, not THAT special character… or that one… or that one… or that-- okay, a

2019-03-04T19:18:50+00:00October 19th, 2018|Security|