Have I Been Compromised?

Question How can I tell if hackers have any of my passwords? Answer If you’ve been using the Internet for more than a couple of years, you can assume that one or several of your passwords have been compromised. This assumption has little to do with any specific mistakes you’ve made, but because of how common data breaches are these days. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s page on data breaches from 2018 alone, shows a total of 1,370,710,977 records from 807...

5 Cyber Security Problems Businesses Have and How to Fix Them

Last year, there were 3.5 million different malicious programs attempting to hack into people's computers. This year, companies will pay $93 billion to keep their networks and machines safe from hackers. So how can you keep your company safe from cyber security problems? What's the best use of your money? Let's take a look at the five most common risks that businesses face in securing their data and machines. 1. Employees A company's employees are its biggest cybersecurity problem. Employees...

5 Cybersecurity Threats You Need to Keep an Eye on in 2018

Almost half of American firms had a data breach in 2017, nearly double the number reported in 2016. And it's not just the blue-chip companies or governments getting hacked. Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting small businesses. In fact, 36 percent of cyber attacks are aimed specifically at small businesses. Cybercriminals may seek to steal your customers' personal information or your intellectual property. They may also hijack your website in order to cyber hack other small businesses. According to the Ponemon...

Top 5 Most Common Network Security Threats

In a single year, more than 14 million American businesses are the victim of a cyber attack. You might think that these hackers only go after the big fish -- but think again. In fact, small businesses are a higher risk than ever before when it comes to hacking vulnerability. Hacking, potential data loss, and other network security threats can cost you business and slow down your operations for days or even weeks. But the worst damage of all that...

If Your Business Doesn’t Have a Disaster Recovery Plan, You May Find Yourself in Hot Water Soon

It’s a well-worn phrase in the B2B sector, but risk happens everywhere. And while the word “disaster” may conjure up images of fires, storms, and floods for you – more likely than not the disasters looming over your business are man-made: data breaches and loss, physical theft, system failures. Your assets are always at risk. According to FEMA, 40 percent of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster—and that statistic refers only to its immediate aftermath. Even more devastating are...

What small businesses need to know about ransomware (and why backups are so important)

Ransomware payments for 2017 are expected to hit over 2 billion dollars, according to the FBI. That compares to just $24 million paid in 2015. And it's expected to get even worse in 2018. Big and medium-sized companies are more attractive extortion victims, since they can pay a bigger ransom, however, an IBM report says small businesses need to know about ransomware as they are also at risk because their employees often lack training in workplace IT security. The study found that...

How Cyberattacks Actually Affect Your Small Business

We know that small businesses are often the target of cybercrimes because they’re the easiest systems to infiltrate mainly due to lack of employee education. Half of the worldwide internet attacks were against businesses with 250 employees or less. Ironically enough, most small businesses think of themselves as being “too small” to be attacked. Most hackers will go after a business’s financial records and then demand an outrageous ransom to gain control back which, unfortunately, is enough for most businesses...

Are You Letting Hackers Into Your Mobile Devices?

Mobile devices have taken over the workplace within the past few years: from laptops to tablets to smartphones and so on and so forth. Things just aren’t as simple as they used to be… …Which isn’t always the worst thing. We’ve increased office efficiency and productivity but that increase in utilization has brought about major security concerns. The problem with these devices is that they almost automatically intertwine work life and personal life which opens your business security to a...

New Scam Alert: DocuSign Phishing Attack

DocuSign, a very popular technology that allows you to electronically sign documents, has been the victim of a particularly dangerous malware phishing attack that inevitably puts customers at high risk for a breach. The reason this is especially risky case is because the malware is targeting users who are already expecting to click the DocuSign links in order to use the service. Another reason this attack is dangerous is because this service is incredibly common within businesses and the emails...

Make Cybersecurity a Priority in 2017!

Many small business owners are convinced they’ll never be a part of a cyber-attack; but, in this day and age, that couldn’t be more untrue.   Source: https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/01/cyber-security-statistics-small-business.html - 43 percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses, but 51 percent allocate no money to any type of cybersecurity. - 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber-attack. - From May 2015 – May 2016, 55 percent of respondents said their small business experienced a...