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How to Detect and Protect your Business from Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal data. Phishing has become a widespread problem across all industries, as it is relatively easy to pull off. They are the most prevalent form of cybercrime, and most are designed to steal money. The average cost of a phishing scam for a large company is $3.7 million. What can be done to protect your business from falling victim to these …

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Phishing: It Can Hook You and Your Employees

You’ve heard us talk about ransomware and other malware that can get into your system, but we don’t go into details on HOW it gets there. Usually, it is caused by Phishing. In fact, according to Sophos, 91% of cyber attacks begin with a spear phishing email. So, what exactly is it? Well, a phishing email lands in your inbox and lures you into clicking bad links, attachments, or websites. These emails can look like emails from your bank, package delivery alerts, invoices from vendors you do business with, or …

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Ways Your Employees Compromise Data Security

Last week’s blog included tips on how to be proactive in your network security. One of those ways was to train your personnel. This week we will discuss why it is so important to have a trained staff. Here are five ways employees can compromise your data security. Inside Job Thinking this is an inside job is the worst one to bring up, but we will just go ahead and get it right out of the way. Yes, sometimes your employees can be so mad about something that they will …