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.

Tips for dealing with COVID-19-themed phishing attacks

July 15th, 2020

Even before coronavirus infections spiked again across Virginia in early July and threatened to overwhelm healthcare institutions, another menace — COVID-19-themed phishing — was attacking the industry, albeit from another angle: their trustworthiness.

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.

Free VPN vs. paid VPN: A guide to choosing the right one for you

June 9th, 2020

So you’ve finally decided to use a virtual private network (VPN) to increase your company’s security and privacy while connecting online. In your search for a VPN service, you came across plenty of paid options, typically ranging between $2 and $12 per month, depending on the provider and the length of subscription.

How hackers steal your passwords

May 25th, 2020

Passwords have become a daily part of everyone's lives as much as mobile devices and technology have. People use passwords to gain access to company resources, manage their personal or financial accounts, and for entertainment and recreational purposes.

How to secure your work from home staff during the coronavirus outbreak

April 21st, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many organizations are losing clients and are adjusting operations to survive. With social distancing being practiced in the USA and across the World, businesses are forced to adopt a work from home (WFH) setup. However, this transition poses productivity and security challenges.

Five tips to ensure productivity while working from home

April 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people working from home. In fact, according to Gartner’s recent survey, 74% of CFOs say they expect to move previously on-site employees to work remotely post-COVID-19. This means you’ll need to learn how to manage your remote workforce efficiently so they can remain productive.

World Backup Day: The importance of backing up

April 1st, 2020

World backup day happens on March 31. It is an annual event to remind people and organizations to apply data backup best practices before they lose their data by accident, to cybercrime or a disaster.

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are generating more and more data, which means critical data needs to be securely backed up because losing them can cause financial loss, reputational damage, and operational downtime, among others.