With cybersecurity scams around every corner – can you afford to wait?

Brett Harney Network Security

Unless you’ve been living off the grid, you’ve probably heard about the exploding number of cybersecurity threats popping up everywhere. And it’s not just global statistics we’re talking about. Even state and local governments are coming under assault. Baltimore is the latest US city targeted with a ransomware attack, following smaller security beaches in towns like Greenville, NC, and Allentown, …

Spoofing

Spoofing: an easy way to get hacked

Brett Harney Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

The first thing you want to do is determine whether your account has been compromised by a virus, malware, or a spammer, or if you are just being spoofed. Email spoofing is when the sender of an email, typically spam, forges (spoofs) the email header “From” address so the email being sent appears to have been sent from a legitimate …

compliance

Is Your Business Compliant With Cybersecurity Laws?

Brett Harney Network Security

Cybersecurity used to be considered “an IT issue.” Keeping data and files safe was the domain of the CIO, and no one else paid much attention as long as operations were running smoothly. Because data has become an enormous business driver for all types of companies, and cybersecurity laws have become stricter and more specific to address the growing risks …

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8 Behaviors for a Strong Cyber Security Defense

Brett Harney Network Security

Cyber criminals are lurking everywhere, hoping to get a chance to exploit you.  It’s no secret that any person or business with an online presence is susceptible to being hacked or even lured into a scam.  The good news is that most spyware, malware and ransomware can be avoided with a few easy information security practices.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Physical Security

Brett Harney Network Security

Threats to your data come in all forms. Companies should have network and infrastructure security in place. But few consider physical security.  How many times on television shows do you see a character slyly stick an external hard drive into a computer and download critical information just in time to escape?  This isn’t all that much of an over-dramatization.  Pricewaterhouse …