Surefire ways to protect your email account

If you think your email is safe from hackers, think again. A lack of sufficient email security protocols can lead to data theft, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and successful malware attacks. Here are some tips to secure your email account from unwanted intruders and the many troubles that come with them.

Don’t be a stepping stone for this cyberattack

A trend that has dramatically shifted in this pandemic is that cyber attackers are now taking their own sweet time to launch threats against businesses. They are using sophisticated, systematic cyber attack programs that continue for an extended time (called APTs) and small businesses are being used as stepping stones.

Keeping your nonprofit safe from cyber attack in the year of Covid

As if 2020 wasn’t hard enough, now cyberattack records are being shattered nationwide. Covid has given cybercriminals an endless buffet of cyber-based ammo and unfortunately, nonprofits are low hanging fruit.

Because many nonprofits simply do not have the time or financial resources to keep up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity advice, the cyber criminals often see them as easy targets.

Be careful of who you invite in!

As a boy, I used to watch the old Dracula movies on Saturday nights. Dracula and other vampires in these movies couldn’t enter a house unless they were invited in. The fearless vampire hunter heroes knew this, but somehow there was always someone in the house that defeated security by extending the invitation.

How to prevent data loss in Microsoft 365

Did you know that Microsoft 365 does NOT guarantee against data loss? In fact, their Services Agreement recommends backing up with a third-party app. Section 6b says, "you may not be able to retrieve your content or data that you’ve stored.” Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your data safe.

5 Tips for protecting your network

If ransomware can happen to Garmin, it can happen to anyone. In a time when a large part of the population is working from home, how can you be sure your network is completely hacker-safe? As a business owner, you can’t afford a data breach, as it could cost you your clients and reputation.

Now is the time to implement multi-factor authentication

Cyber attacks are not slowing down. And with more and more people accessing company networks remotely, the problem is only getting worse. All it takes is one compromised credential or legacy application to cause a data breach. Now is the time to step up your security.

Buying antivirus software? Consider the following points

You probably didn’t need to worry about antivirus protection before. At the office, the IT department handled it. At home, your personal setup may not contain enough valuable information to warrant industry-strength protection. But because of the global pandemic forcing most of us to stay indoors, your home is now your office, too.

Cybersecurity tips for working remotely

Remote work policies have become a necessity not just because of the current coronavirus crisis, but also for the ways they improve a company’s bottom line and efficiency. Yet despite remote work’s benefits, it leaves you and your company exposed to online scams and other cybersecurity threats.