Cyber Security Tip Of The Week

Week 7 – Protect Yourself from Business Email Compromise – It Can Cost You

Cyber-enabled financial fraud is significantly on the rise. The FBI reports business email compromise (BEC) attacks cost organizations an estimated $1.77 billion in losses in 2019. Cyber attackers, typically organized crime groups, identify employee targets at companies like yours that have access to financial resources. BEC is a fast-growing type of financial phishing scam in…

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Week 6 – Preparing for a Cybersecurity Incident – 5 Things To Do Now

Cyber-attacks are a growing threat for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Your business is an attractive target because you have information cybercriminals want. In fact according to a recent study, 60% of small businesses will cease operations after a significant cyber-attack due to the overwhelming cost of recovery. Security begins with preparation and understanding. If…

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Week 5 – Keeping Your Kids Cyber Safe – 7 Things To Do Now

With children across the nation spending more time at home, they are most likely spending more time online as parents and caregivers try to keep kids educated, entertained, and calm. Many of their activities has shifted online – classroom learning, chats with grandparents and friends, even sports and music lessons. We know children make mistakes.…

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Week 4 – Ransomware “Double Extortion” – 6 Things To Protect Yourself Now

Victims of ransomware attacks now face more headaches ahead. Increased numbers of ransomware bad actors are launching attacks threatening to publish compromised data from victims like yourself, adding additional pressure to pay the ransom demand. Cybercriminals are also threatening to use this data in future spam attacks if ransom demands are not met. These are…

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Week 3 – Six (6) Best Practice Cybersecurity Tips For Video Conferencing

The demand for video conferencing use during these challenging times has given rise to bad actors and hackers targeting new attacks on video conferencing services and their users. Here are our top tips for safe video conferencing security: Require Passwords or PIN Numbers. The #1 important thing you can do is ensure passwords or PIN numbers…

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Week 2 – Bad Actors and Cybercriminals Are Now Targeting Working from Home

As business leaders, our priority and paramount concern is the health and safety of our families, employees, staff, contractors, customers, clients, and community. The enormous news coverage surrounding the novel COVID-19 virus has created a new danger — scams, phishing attacks and other malicious activities looking to exploit public fears. As the majority of workforce’s…

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Week 1 – AVOID PHISHING EMAIL ATTACKS

Cybercriminals are increasing their attacks on a variety of essential services and sources of information such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using the CDC as an example, be careful of emails claiming to be from them, or other organizations claiming to offer information on the virus. Do NOT click through or…

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