Tech trends and news relevant to small and midsize businesses.

Backdoors in Your Everyday Systems

Thu, Nov, 15, 2018 @ 13:11 PM

Today we're exploring backdoors, not the type you call the kids home for dinner. The backdoors in your everyday routers and devices you find in your office and home. What can be done about them, and how to keep yourself safe from hackers in this...

Multi-Factor Authentication, what is it? Why in this day and age is it more important than ever?

Thu, Nov, 08, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

Multi-factor authentication deals with having two layers of protection when logging into many popular public and business internet domains. In today's world it is another layer of security that proves to be necessary to maintain your personal...

Home Cybersecurity Q&A: IoT Toys, Home WiFi Security & Safe Browsing

Wed, Mar, 28, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

1. What are the benefits and drawbacks to Internet of Things (IoT)-connected toys?

There are pros and cons to IoT-connected toys, but for now, we think the cons far outweigh the pros.

Alteryx Data Breach: What You Can Do

Wed, Dec, 27, 2017 @ 14:12 PM

Summary

Here’s a fun question to pose to the family dinner table: Have you ever heard of Alteryx?

Scam Alert: Phishers Target PayPal Users With Fake "Failed Transactions" Emails

Wed, Dec, 06, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Summary

Scammers are pushing out fake PayPal emails that use the premise of an unverified transaction to phish for customers’ personal and financial information. Use PayPal? Here's is what you need to look out for!

Scam Alert: Following News of Hack, Expect Uber-Themed Phishing Attacks

Tue, Nov, 28, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

Summary

In this week's Scam Alert we talk about the Uber hack that compromised 57 million records and was covered up for a year! We expect to see a rise in Uber-themed phishing scams in the coming weeks. Here's what happened, and why you should...

How To Improve Phishing Awareness Training

Wed, Oct, 04, 2017 @ 17:10 PM

Last Updated: Feb 4th, 2019

Every small business cybersecurity plan should call for a training program to help employees spot and avoid phishing emails. Why, you may ask?

Phishing emails are, by a huge margin, the most popular form of cyber...

2017 Cost of Data Breach Calculator

Wed, Sep, 20, 2017 @ 16:09 PM

Summary 

Data breaches are expensive affairs to endure, that much we all know for certain. That being said, every business and organization is unique. Who is to say that a breach of confidential information would cost one business the same as it...