The Price of Getting Hacked

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The Price of Getting Hacked

Depending on the scope of the attack, the cost of getting hacked can be in the hundreds of thousands or more. Here’s what you need to know.  When it comes to cyberattacks, all too often the bad guys win. Hackers have targeted local governments, airports, banks, and businesses, stealing usernames,…

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Companies Held Responsible for Tech Security

Major Fines for IT Data Breaches Outdated machines, software or employee practices can lead to major security problems. These big companies faced painful fines for their IT mistakes. As companies increase their online activity, data collection and eCommerce, the stakes will continue to rise. Companies that are lax, poorly prepared…

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Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web?

Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web? Do you know about the “Dark Web”? It’s the part of the Internet where your private data – passwords, social security, credit card numbers, etc. – could be for sale right now. Do you know how to check if they are?    …

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Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk

Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk Traditional business risk has fallen into a few different buckets with the economy and competitors being two of the major forces under consideration. The tides change, and businesses today must add some additional items to that list and one of the most…

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Spoofing & Hacking: What’s The Difference?

Most people know not to open email attachments from senders that they do not know. Unfortunately, it is not just attachments from strangers that you have to be on the lookout for. It happens quite often that people will get emails that seem to be from known senders that have…

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Most Small Businesses Pay The Ransom

Are you willing to pay the piper when it comes to cyberattacks? Despite the growing number of cyberattacks on small- and medium-sized businesses, there is still a lack of awareness or proactive defense of the networks, computer systems, applications and devices being used. This inattention means it’s even easier for…

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Hackers Steal Company Information

Cybercriminals have started 2019 off by stealing more than 1.7 billion records. They look for data that is profitable in some way, whether they sell it directly or use it as part of another attack. A successful intrusion attempt comes from various factors, such as an employee downloading a malicious…

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Security Update: What’s PhishPoint?

The attack dubbed “PhishPoint” is a recent cyber-attack scheme being used by foreign hackers. It demonstrates the craftiness and the extent that cybercriminals will go to in order to harvest your Microsoft Office 365 credentials. It uses several familiar aspects of Office 365 to lull potential victims into an assumption…

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What Is The Estimated Cost Of Your Next Ransomware Attack?

Successful businesses require smart leadership. How does a company effectively protect its profits? Planning for profits should also include company-wide management of expenses and security planning is high on the list. If the average ransomware payment has reached close to $15,000, a company’s leaders would want to plan ahead and…

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Employees

Imagine waking up one day only to realize that the company you work for has been hacked. Your files are missing, bank accounts are hijacked, and sensitive information is on the loose. Although this sounds like a rare situation, it has become more prevalent in this day and age. While…

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