4 Tips to Improve Your Cyber Security

Cyber security, also referred to as information technology security, is the act of protecting data and information systems from unauthorized access, unlawful modification and disruption, disclosure, corruption, and destruction.

Implementing good security practices doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, however. This blog post focuses on a few easy ways that you can improve your cyber security.

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Encrypting Ransomware Hits Small Business

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Service Details: Business client, on-site consult, on-site support
Problem and Request: Client reported that they were seeing “ransom” messages appear on their computers, and that they couldn’t access files because they had been locked by a virus. They needed help restoring access to their files and securing their IT environment.

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DDoS Attacks: Securing Your Connected Home and IoT Devices

By now, chances are you’ve probably heard about the massive cyber attack against a major U.S. internet company that occurred on Friday, October 21, 2016.

The DDoS attack brought down large parts of the web and was one of the biggest on record. Now many people are now asking: who was responsible?

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Google Apps for Executive Assistant and Boss

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Problem and Request: Client is an executive assistant that needed help with keeping her boss’s personal and business affairs organized, secured, and easy to use. The status quo of using a mix of personal Gmail and iCloud accounts was difficult to work with, fragmented, and insecure.

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Protecting Your Accounts With a Secure Password Manager

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If you’re the kind of person who constantly resets passwords and usernames, recycles the same password you’ve been using for the past seven years, and struggles with tracking password changes on hand-written notes or spreadsheets, then it’s time for a serious upgrade. You need a password management tool. Continue reading “Protecting Your Accounts With a Secure Password Manager”

How to Spot a Phishing Email: Tips and Examples

Antivirus Software Isn’t 100% Effective

You probably already know that installing an antivirus software program and keeping it up to date is a critical step in protecting your computer. This essential software uses virus signatures provided by software vendors to look for malware and stop it before it infects your PC (or Mac).

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What you may not be aware of is that antivirus software does not offer total protection against malware infection. In fact, today’s malware authors will often use widely-available crypting services to ensure that their malware is completely undetectable by the majority of the antivirus software on the market.

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Don’t Be A Target (or a Sony): Information Security Review

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ABOVE: A photo of a screen showing what is apparently the skull splash page that appeared on Sony company computers when the attack started, posted by someone who said he was a former Sony employee who was sent the image by current Sony employees. The image was first posted on Reddit.

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