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.

Ransomware in 2020: How will it affect your business?

March 9th, 2020

Ransomware remains a serious threat to enterprises, small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and individuals alike. Last month, Clop ransomware has evolved to integrate a method that targets Windows 10 apps and various applications. Additionally, the latest reports by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that another ransomware called Maze has been targeting U.S. companies to steal and encrypt data.

Digital threats to watch out for

February 20th, 2020

With a new decade on the horizon, many digital threats and cybersecurity gaps that have plagued the previous one will persist and worsen. Additionally, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning being adopted across an ever-widening array of industries, hackers are also using them to enhance the sophistication of their attacks.

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.

Securing your organization’s human layer

January 21st, 2020

We all make mistakes. In fact, making mistakes is a core part of the human experience, as it’s how we grow and learn. When it comes to cybersecurity, however, human error is often overlooked.

Minimizing threats from within is more important than ever for every organization.

What is business email compromise and how is it evolving?

January 21st, 2020

Business email compromise (BEC) scams have been growing in prevalence and creativity over the past couple of years. Today, it is recognized as a major financial cyberthreat, impacting businesses across the globe.

In January 2015, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the FBI released a public service announcement that warned of a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that work with foreign suppliers.

Don’t Trust That Email From Your Boss

January 21st, 2020

Yes, you read that right, do not trust the email from your boss. It could be an impersonator disguised as your boss trying to phish you. This phenomenon is called Business Email Compromise, or BEC Scam. It is a severe problem facing organizations of all sizes.

Important Email Security Tools

January 21st, 2020

Email has become one of the most vital business communication tools. At the same time, with the evolution of cybercrime, it’s the same medium by which most security breaches occur. Sadly, most business owners remain complacent when it comes to securing their email applications.

How to identify and mitigate phishing attacks

January 21st, 2020

Business owners consider various cyberthreats when it comes to security planning. One of the older but most effective weapons in a cybercriminal’s arsenal is phishing.

Phishing can be the first stage in a sophisticated information-stealing attack and remains pervasive for one simple reason: it works.