Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Newspaper headlines and Hollywood movies have shaped our understanding of computer hackers and made us look to them as cybercriminals, but in the real world it’s not so simple. Some hackers are making massive contributions to the field of cybersecurity, it just depends on which hat they’re wearing that day. Take a few minutes to learn about white, black, and …

Is your IT security proactive?

Is your IT security proactive?

Do you spend hours obsessing about the inner workings of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and data encryption? If you’re not a managed IT services provider (MSP), you probably don’t. Instead, you’re probably looking for a business partner to manage those nitty-gritty details for you. However, there’s one thing you really ought to know: What exactly are “proactive cybersecurity” measures? …

Secure your Mac computer in 6 easy ways

Secure your Mac computer in 6 easy ways

If you’re a Mac user, data privacy and security should be your #1 priority. Without the right security measures, you’re inviting cybercriminals to steal your critical data. Are you willing to take the risk? Secure your computer and fortify your defenses with these six tips. The basics First, let’s start with the basics and head over to the Security & …

Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin

Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking. Hijacked hardware Cryptojacking secretly uses your computer to calculate complex mathematical problems to generate cryptocurrency. They …

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

Users get around 200 emails in their inbox a day, including work messages, automated payment slips, and everyone’s least favorite email, spam. Spam messages are mostly harmless, but when you get more than 10,000 of them flooding your inbox, you’re probably the victim of a special type of spam attack. Understanding DSD Distributed Spam Distraction (DSD) is designed to inundate …

Guest Wi-Fi 101

Guest Wi-Fi 101

No matter who they are, people today expect Wi-Fi access when they’re guests of your office. Setting up your Wi-Fi the wrong way can create a tedious experience for them and even expose your confidential information. So what’s the right way to do it? Never give guests access to your primary Wi-Fi While giving guests password to your company’s main …

Tips for keeping your mobile devices safe

Tips for keeping your mobile devices safe

Businesses are using mobile devices more than ever to increase productivity and profitability. However, like desktops and laptops, smartphones and tablets are highly vulnerable to hacking, and some employees expose them to threats in ways they may not even be aware of. To protect your company from these threats, follow these tips on keeping mobile devices safe. Ensure mobile OS …

How to defend against WannaCry

How to defend against WannaCry

Both businesses and individuals across dozens of countries were scrambling to fix their computer systems after a ransomware, named WannaCry, caused major disruptions last year. Like most ransomware, WannaCry encrypts files and demands a Bitcoin payment for their release. What’s worse, more WannaCry variants will likely be developed in the near future, according to security researchers. Fortunately, there are some …

Security Is the government really spying on you?

Is the government really spying on you?

Wikileaks, the website that anonymously publishes leaked information, recently released a number of documents alleging widespread surveillance by the US government. The released documents claim that the vast majority of these efforts took place via smartphones, messaging apps and…TVs? Let’s see just how worrisome they really are. What devices and apps are supposedly vulnerable? Wikileaks labeled its ongoing release of …

Skip the Bad News About Cyberthreats. This Is Worse.

Skip the Bad News About Cyberthreats. This Is Worse.

Would you jump out of an airplane without knowing how to operate your parachute? We’re guessing the answer is, “Heck No!” Yet, that’s what company leaders do every day they operate without a comprehensive cyberattack mitigation and response system—including the expertise to minimise damage after a cyberthreat breach. Researchers at the Ponemon Institute have discovered that while 86% of business …