Almost half of cyberattacks are directed at SMBs, here’s how to stay safe

Cyberattacks on big companies often make headlines, but some 43% of all cyberattacks actually target SMBs, according to data compiled by SCORE. Macro malware is the most impactful form of cybercrime affecting SMBs currently, according to a press release announcing the findings. In 2017 alone, SMBs faced 113,000 incidents of macro malware, the release said. Macro malware […]

The Current State Of Cybersecurity Shows Now Is The Time For Zero Trust

A new report by Wipro states that 41% of total breaches in 2017 targeted the healthcare industry, making it the most popular target for breach attempts. The researchers also found that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) combined with user credentials tops the percentage of breaches with 29% and that 88 records were lost or stolen every […]

Why Everyone’s Thinking About Ransomware The Wrong Way

Why Everyone’s Thinking About Ransomware The Wrong Way

Beware: Hackers are trying to scam your company with this attack

Cybercriminals targeting companies often turn to Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams to steal funds, causing billions of dollars in fraud losses over the past few years, according to a new report from Barracuda. Criminals use BEC attacks to gain access to a business email account and pretend to be the account owner to defraud the company and […]

Has Your Account Been Hacked?

Several scams circulating currently, have made their claims to have “hacked your account”  more believable, because they are able to pull your account name and password from a list of credentials. These listed credentials were part of a data breach of one type or another. One such scam is the “watching porn” blackmail scam. Read […]

More than 40% of reported security breaches are caused by employee negligence

According to 2018 research conducted by Shred-it, more than 40% of senior executives and small business owners report that employee negligence or accidental loss was the root cause of their most recent data security breach. The same State of the Industry Report reveals that 96% of consumers view employee negligence as at least a minor contributor to […]

The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs

Most security awareness programs are at best gimmicks that will statistically fail at their goal. They intend to educate people so that they can make better decisions regarding how to behave or whether they are being conned. The programs intend to get people to think so that they eventually will behave better. This will at […]

Pay Up or Get WannaCry Hit’ Extortion Email Spreading

A widespread new email scam purportedly from the WannaCry hackers attempts to shake down potential victims with threats of the ransomware if they don’t pay up-front. But according to Sophos, which spotted the scam, the attackers don’t really have the WannaCry malware in hand. “Simply put, it’s a protection racket, where you’re being stood over […]

How to Protect Your Organization From Within

While stories of international espionage and government-sponsored hack attacks may captivate public attention, cyber security threats that originate from inside an organization pose a remarkably large threat. In fact, research suggests that insider threats account for anywhere from 60 to 75 percent of data breaches. Insider threats can range from the malicious, such as disgruntled ex-employees […]

Choosing An IP Phone System?

Considering changing your company phone system to an VOIP system? The problem can be that there are so many options and so many vendors. How do you navigate the myriad of choices when looking to implement a change? This article from FreePBX offers some insight and suggestions when considering making the move to VOIP.