How to Protect You and Your Business from a Cyber Security Threat

Simple Ways to Keep Your Information Safe Cyber-attacks are more common now than ever, and we want to make sure you are prepared if it happens to you or your business. Here are a few helpful and simple ways to protect yourself from Cyber Security Threats. Wi-Fi – Make sure your business and even your [...]

November 19th, 2018|Security|

Black Hat and Defcon cybersecurity experts share tips on how to protect yourself

During the week of Black Hat and Defcon, tens of thousands of security experts and hackers flock to Las Vegas for the back-to-back conferences. They hold discussions on issues like smart cities getting hacked, two-factor authentication, and security issues with voice assistants. It can all get a little technical. But with so much cybersecurity knowledge in one place, [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Security|

Security Tips: Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

What is a social engineering attack? In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be a new employee, repair person, or researcher and even offering credentials to support that [...]

July 20th, 2018|Security|

Be Cautious with New iOS Feature

iOS 11 has been heavily criticized by the security community and there seems to be evidence to back up these concerns. Whenever new and shiny features are rolled out, they often come at the joy of the consumer base while security experts immediately dive into the cracks in the armor. One of the newest features [...]

October 13th, 2017|IT News, Security|

Cyber & Technology Tips for Executives: Keeping your Network Secure

Security and issues related to breaches of content are a hot topic in the IT world right now. Whether it is virtual scams or ransomware attacks, having successful patch management techniques implemented and updates on firewalls installed, keeps your network and technology secure, helping you avoid a technology nightmare. Our ICC professionals are trained to [...]

June 22nd, 2017|IT News, Security|

Disabling Automatic Updates: A Risk Not Worth Taking

The recent ransomware attack has had cybersecurity centers across the globe on high alert. Specifically, the UK described the attack as a “global coordinated ransomware attack” in dozens of countries against public and private sector organizations. WannaCrypt is reason enough to make sure that your PCs and other devices are properly patched and updated regularly. [...]

May 18th, 2017|IT News, Security|

The Issue with Sending Emails in Plain Text

If you were sharing private information with a colleague, you would walk into their office and shut the door, rather than broadcast it in the breakroom where anyone can hear it. Likewise, sending private information via email requires certain safeguards. We all use email to communicate potentially sensitive information, but many people do not realize [...]

March 21st, 2017|IT News, Security|

5 Habits of Your Riskiest Employees

Too often, we only focus on the threat posed by external hackers and cybercriminals. Employees, however, can pose just as much of a risk to your company’s Internet security. If employees are not using the proper practices or lack education, your business’s wellbeing could be in danger. Stop security breaches before they happen by identifying [...]

February 28th, 2017|IT Services, Security|

IoT Devices and the Security Threat

Security breaches used to be limited to only our computers. Now, and in the years to come, Internet of Things (IoT) devices pose a unique sort of security threat. When it comes to cyber crimes, anything that is connected to the Internet is capable of being hacked, such as appliances (fridges, washer/dryer), smart lightbulbs, security [...]

January 9th, 2017|New Technology, Security|

The Challenge of HIPAA Security in 2017

HIPAA Security Changes While it is crucial that every industry takes the right measures to protect against cyberattacks, this is especially true for the healthcare industry. HIPAA guidelines are becoming increasingly more difficult to adhere to due to the breaches in security hospitals often face. In addition, funding for HIPAA audits is increasing by 50 [...]

December 7th, 2016|Security|