What Is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security process that requires users to respond to requests to verify their identities before they can access networks or other online applications. MFA may use knowledge, possession of physical objects, or geographic or network locations to confirm identity. Why is multi-factor authentication needed? As organizations digitize operations and take on…Read More
Help secure your accounts with these strong password tips
It’s no secret that passwords have substantial monetary value to cybercriminals. The importance of using secure, unique passwords is growing as you entrust increasing amounts of personal information to organizations and businesses that can fall victim to data breaches and password leaks. Although there may be little you can do to prevent a large-scale data…Read More
Five Steps to Creating a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan
Concern for cybercrime has increased 62% in the past year. Over 41,600 incidents and 2,013 confirmed data breaches were investigated by Verizon and its partners in the past year. The numbers paint a dark picture of the growing threat to businesses of all sizes – concern for cybercrime has increased 62 percent in the past…Read More
Cyberthreats are constantly evolving in order to take advantage of online behavior and trends. The COVID-19 outbreak is no exception. Cybercriminals are attacking the computer networks and systems of individuals, businesses and even global organizations at a time when cyber defenses might be lowered due to the shift of focus to the health crisis. Types…Read More
How ready is your food business for a cybercrime attack?
Cyber risks are a top concern for retail, wholesale, food and beverage companies. In fact, the past two years have seen a significant increase in the number of retail, wholesale, food, and beverage (RWFB) organizations that consider cyber risks to be a top threat. Smaller companies, particularly those with less than $100 million in annual…Read More
Strong Passwords/Phrases and Account Protection
In honor of World Password Day on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the FBI is encouraging the public to strengthen their passwords/phrases and account protection. Passwords are used for everything; we use them for our phones, computers, email, even financial information. Unfortunately, many use the same simple passwords, like 1234 or Password1, for multiple accounts. Simple…Read More
Phishing and ransomware can be your worst nightmares, how can you prevent these evolving threats?
Toward resilience against phishing and ransomware attacks Over the past years, phishing and ransomware have become the most rampant form of cybercrime and an exponentially increasing threat to organizations. The vast majority of organizations have been targeted by phishing or ransomware. Ransomware, a form of malware designed for the sole purpose of extorting money from…Read More
The Evolving Threat of Ransomware
The meteoric rise of ransomware has garnered substantial attention over the past decade and for good reason: the malicious software attacks can cripple their intended targets. Now, recent data is shedding light on an evolving threat – while overall ransomware infections have decreased, enterprise infections have grown by nearly 12 percent in 2018 and account…Read More
15 Effective Cybersecurity Strategies For Your Remote Workforce
When you’re operating a remote team, one question that often comes up is how to keep your business information safe. Employees don’t always have the same security measures in place on their home Wi-Fi networks as you do in the office, so there may be an increased risk of a data breach.You need to help…Read More
Recovering from Identity Theft
Is someone using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes, or make purchases? Visit IdentityTheft.gov, the federal government’s one-stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft. Data Breach? Lost Info? Did you get a notice that says a company lost your personal information in a data breach? Did you lose your…Read More