Cyber security protections

Cybersecurity – The time for complete business protection is now

Brett Harney Cybersecurity, Network Security

Unfortunately, COVID-19 isn’t the only virus that individuals and companies need to worry about these days. As a result of the 2020 outbreak, cybercriminals are getting more creative in their tactics. Many are using advanced ransomware, phishing scams, and social engineered attacks to prey on people’s coronavirus fear. These hackers are also exploiting cybersecurity gaps from organizations that now have …

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 …

IT security

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.