Protect your Facebook and Twitter from hackers

Popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been suffering massive data breaches for a number of years now. If you wish to continue using these services, you need to tighten your social media privacy settings. Here are a few reminders and tips to help you secure your personal information on social media. Lock […]

5 Ways systems can be breached

When it comes to business IT security, many small- and medium-sized businesses like yours often struggle to protect their systems from cyberattacks. One primary step is to be aware of online threats. Here are five common ways your systems can be breached. 1. You are tricked into installing malicious software There are countless ways you […]

Here are some ransomware decryptor sites you should keep handy

Ransomware is on the rise, but falling victim to one is not the end of the world. You can try some of these ransomware decryptors and maybe one of them will work. These are especially useful against automated “zombie” ransomware types. The state of ransomware in 2021 so far Businesses need to deal with ransomware […]

What are security audits and why do you need them?

Nowadays, it’s more prudent to assume that your business will face a cyberattack in the near future, rather than be complacent and hope for the best. One of the best ways to ensure that your organization has the capability to weather or resist a cyberattack is by conducting a security audit. Auditing and the security […]

Why should your business outsource cybersecurity?

Recent months have seen an increase in the number of businesses that are outsourcing their cybersecurity services and processes. Many business leaders believe outsourcing to be a viable solution to the spike in cyberattacks that began with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

However, there are still those who are on the fence about leaving their company’s cybersecurity infrastructure in the hands of a managed IT services provider (MSP). Some worry that the costs would leave their business, already reeling from the economic effects of the pandemic, in an even worse financial position.

Make site visitors feel secure with these tips

Don’t give your customers any reason to feel insecure when dealing with your business. When they visit and use your website, you must engender feelings of trust and security instead of alarm and distrust. Don’t worry — you can easily do this with these three tips. Tip 1: Use HTTPS Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol […]

Why you should never pay ransomware demands (and what to do instead)

It’s a situation no one wants to be in, but the growing prevalence of ransomware attacks increases the chances that your organization will be hit by one in the future. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that, by 2021, there will be one ransomware attack on businesses every 11 seconds, driving up annual global ransomware damage costs to CAD25.397 billion (USD20 billion).

These numbers are enough to scare any victim into paying the ransom, no matter how exorbitant the amount may be.

Signs you have weak enterprise security

As cyberthreats become more sophisticated, many businesses need to prioritize cybersecurity more than ever. But are you sure that your security measures are keeping your enterprise IT assets safe? Here are five signs that they may not be effective. Open wireless networks With just one main internet line and a couple of wireless routers, an […]

5 Top cybersecurity predictions in 2021

If you were to describe 2020 in one word, what would it be? Bad? Dreadful? Disastrous? No matter how you choose to describe it, we all know that 2020 wasn’t a good year for many people. Not only were we hit by a pandemic that forced everyone to stay home, but cybercriminals also exploited the situation by launching cyberattacks that instilled fear and panic in their victims.

Don’t be a victim of juice jacking

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool for most of us. We use them for a wide range of activities, from gaming to checking social media to accessing work apps. Because of heavy use, our smartphones may sometimes run out of battery. When that happens and you’re out in public with no access to your charger, […]

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