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9 Tips to Prevent You from Cyberattacks

A cyberattack can cause data breach that could cripple your small business, costing you thousands or millions of dollars in loss, detection and recovery.

Here are 9 tips to prevent you from cyberattacks that will make you a responsible employee.

1. Software Updates

Keep your software update. Cyber attackers frequently use known flaws in your software to gain access to your system.

2. Data Storage and Sharing

Avoid storing sensitive information on USB sticks or external hard drives. Instead, use OneDrive or SharePoint. This will prevent data loss if your device is stolen or attacked for ransomware.

3. Detect Phishing Emails 

Innocent employees unknowingly clicking on phishing emails may infect your entire network. Look for fonts, grammar, structure, and signature of the email; if it looks unusual, it is possibly a phishing email.

4. Set Strong Passwords

Stronger passwords act as a layer of protection. Avoid repeating the same passwords for different sites, update your passwords regularly and use two-to-three step authentication for confidential data.

5. Lock Your Device

It is tough for hackers to access locked devices. Use Win+L on Windows or Control+Shift+Power on Mac to lock your screen before stepping away from your device.

6. Trusted source downloads

We are all downloading new software or app every day. Ensure […]

By |October 1st, 2019|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

5 Exclusive Strategies to Help Prevent Blacklisting

No one ever thinks it will happen to them, until it does. You’re going about your day, emailing your clients, but no one seems to be getting back to you. Did you suddenly become invisible? Did you enter some alternate reality where you’re the only person left in the world? You check in with your colleague next door who acknowledges your existence with a friendly “hello”. He also mentions to you that one of his vendors didn’t seem to get his order this morning. Can you check into it?

If this scenario is familiar than chances are you’ve experienced the pain of blacklisting yourself. A blacklist is a list of IP addresses, domains, or senders known or suspected of sending spam. It is created by an anti-spam organization and blocks the receipt of mail from senders who have been listed. If you end up on a blacklist, your recipients will not get your emails. You may not receive a bounceback, and chances are good that neither you nor your recipients will know about it for at least a few hours.

Nowadays the loss of email is comparable to the loss of telephone services or an […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Helpful Advice, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

5 Tips to Apply Now to Avoid Downtime Due to Viruses

For many managers and business owners, avoiding downtime caused by technology issues is of critical importance. Downtime may result in inventory sitting on trucks, invoices not going out or emails that go unanswered, any of which can be disastrous to your reputation or your bottom line. When you consider the potential loss of employee productivity, loss of revenue and loss of good will with your clients, the impact of downtime can be immense.

Most of our clients tell us that for them, downtime is simply not an option.

Over the years we have seen that while downtime can be caused by factors such as hardware failure or outages due to natural disasters, the most common and easily preventable sources of productivity-killing downtime are viruses and malware.

With that in mind, here are our top 5 tips to help reduce the likelihood that your organization will experience major downtime as a result of an infection.

1. Install an Antivirus Program and Use it Consistently. Yes, we know that you know that this is key, but does everyone you work with know this too? We have seen some companies where several machines were using a different antivirus product […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Helpful Advice, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments