Cybersecurity resolutions for businesses in 2021

January 21st, 2021

When it comes to IT budgeting, cybersecurity is often seen as something that holds growing businesses back. Unlike R&D or marketing departments, IT’s security division does not directly contribute to the creation of most companies’ goods and services.

Domain spoofing: What is it and how does it work?

November 11th, 2020

According to Techopedia.com, spoofing is “a fraudulent or malicious practice in which communication is sent from an unknown source disguised as a source known to the receiver.” On the internet, three things are the most commonly spoofed: emails, IP addresses, and domains.

Real-world spear phishing cautionary tales

October 14th, 2020

Imagine your bank telling you that your online account was hacked and that you had to reset your access credentials. You click on the link provided in the email, and it leads you to a spoofed password reset page. Without checking if the email actually came from your bank, you go ahead and enter your current credentials to reset your password.

4 Reasons why your business needs email security

September 29th, 2020

Email is one of the most popular channels for business communications, but it’s also a favorite target for cybercriminals. Inadequately secured accounts give malicious parties an open door into a wealth of sensitive data and mission-critical systems, even if your employees aren’t in the habit of sending highly confidential information via email.

5 Costly phishing attacks in recent history

September 23rd, 2020

Phishing scams have been around for quite a while now, but they continue to be among the most successful cyberattack methods. Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that phishing is the “threat action variety” most likely to cause a breach.

How will spam filters benefit my business?

August 17th, 2020

Before we can answer this question, we must first understand why spam emails are bad for businesses in the first place. Spam is unsolicited or unwanted electronic messaging (usually in the form of email advertisements) that is blasted to lots of people.

3 Effective ways to prevent account takeover attacks

July 23rd, 2020

Year after year, the number of reported data breaches keeps soaring. In fact, 8.4 billion records were exposed in the first quarter of 2020 alone, which is a 273% jump from the 4.1 billion records exposed in the first half of 2019. However, despite these alarming statistics, many users continue to have poor cyber hygiene habits, such as reusing passwords across multiple accounts.

3 Ways to stop business email compromise

July 1st, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that in 2019, business email compromise (BEC) scams accounted for $1.7 billion or half the total cybercrime losses for that year.

The FBI also received 23,775 BEC scam complaints — an average of $75,000 per complaint.

Data security is still an IT concern in 2020

January 28th, 2020

Data security continues to be a hot button issue today. However, not many businesses, especially small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), realize its importance. In fact, recent findings suggest that only 15% of companies are adequately prepared for a cyberattack.