Security Threats Posts

How to Budget for Cyber Security

On September 7th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by 0 Comment

Cyber security is a moving target, not a “set it and forget it” part of your IT infrastructure. For this reason, budgeting for cyber security isn’t as simple as budgeting for new technology, such as a new server, phone system or wireless network. Security is a process, not a project. As these variables change, they..

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Spam Once and For All: Declare Your Independence from Spam

On July 6th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 5 Ways to Get Rid of Spam Once and For All: Declare Your Independence from Spam

July is the time of the year we celebrate freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. It’s one of the few months we actually try to work a little less, get some rest, kick back and enjoy the beautiful weather. But do you know who doesn’t rest? Spammers. That’s right. Spammers don’t take..

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7 Password Do’s and Don’ts: The Worst Password Mistakes and How to Fix Them

On July 6th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 7 Password Do’s and Don’ts: The Worst Password Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes and it’s no wonder – cybercrime is big business. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global annual cybercrime costs are expected to grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion annually by 2021! In Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), they found that 63%..

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7 Warning Signs Your Business Network is Not Secure

On May 3rd, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 7 Warning Signs Your Business Network is Not Secure

The security of your business network is at risk…now, more than ever. According to PhishMe, the number of phishing emails that included ransomware rose to a record level of 97.25% during Q3 2016, up from 92% in Q1 2016. While email is still a leading risk when it comes to cyber security, there are many..

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What You Need to Know About Cyber Liability

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cyber Liability

Imagine for a moment that a well-developed community of cyber criminals have targeted your company. They’ve not only targeted, they’ve infiltrated your network. Cyber criminals have gained access to not only employee’s names and contact information, but also customer data. If your organization needs to remain HIPAA or SOX compliant, this translates into significant violations..

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3 Hot IT Trends in 2017 that Will Change the Way You Do Business

On January 13th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 3 Hot IT Trends in 2017 that Will Change the Way You Do Business

The New Year offers a blank slate for businesses to grow, reduce costs and boost productivity. By utilizing today’s technology, you can maintain a lean, agile, dynamic business that quickly adapts as your business needs change. Now more than ever, even small businesses can access the same enterprise-level technology that larger companies have been utilizing..

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Cyber Security Checklist: Is your Business at Risk?

On November 3rd, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Cyber Security Checklist: Is your Business at Risk?

It happens all too often. Small to mid-sized businesses make the assumption that they’re not a target – that cyber criminals aren’t interested in their data. But the truth is, cyber criminals ARE interested in customer/employee financial and identity related information from businesses of all sizes. So why are small to mid-sized businesses at greater..

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Is Pokémon GO a Security Risk?

On August 5th, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Is Pokémon GO a Security Risk?

By now you’ve likely heard of – or you’re at least familiar with, the concept of Pokémon GO – the most popular mobile game in U.S. history. But are you aware of the “dark side” of this cultural craze? Within just 5 hours of its release, the game rose to the top of the app..

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Is Dropbox Secure? Is It Time To Drop Dropbox?

On May 4th, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Is Dropbox Secure? Is It Time To Drop Dropbox?

Is Dropbox secure? We’ve previously covered the risk of Dropbox in the workplace. The risk is based upon which Dropbox plan you are utilizing. Due to rising data loss concerns and recent news of ransomware traveling via emailed Dropbox links, many Ontech customers are opting to prohibit Dropbox altogether in the workplace and move to OnCloud as..

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Urgent: Badlock Vulnerability Discovered

On April 12th, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Urgent: Badlock Vulnerability Discovered

There has been a critical security vulnerability discovered that affects all versions of Windows and Samba. Patches for this bug will be released TODAY, April 12th around 17:00 UTC or 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Security experts are calling this vulnerability Badlock.  Engineers at Microsoft and Samba are working together to get this problem fixed. At this..

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