Hackers 101: Understanding the different types and what they do

May 6th, 2024

Back in the 1950s, the term “hacker” simply described someone who enjoyed tinkering with computers and pushing their boundaries. However, with the rise of personal computers in the 1980s, the term became associated with individuals who exploited vulnerabilities in computer systems, often teenagers who enjoyed the thrill of breaking into government IT systems.

Simple steps to protect your online presence

April 17th, 2024

With cyberthreats on the rise, businesses must prioritize online security to safeguard sensitive information and maintain customer trust. The good news is that understanding the basics of online security can go a long way in keeping your data safe from prying eyes.

Understanding the role of cyber insurance

April 3rd, 2024

The evolving cyberthreat landscape poses a significant risk to small businesses. Cybercriminals often target such businesses due to the valuable data they possess and possibly less advanced security measures. To protect themselves, small businesses often implement safeguards including firewalls, data backups, and ongoing cybersecurity training for employees.

Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security

March 15th, 2024

When it comes to password generation and security, many people tend toward bad practices, such as passwords based on their birthday or using the same password across different accounts. These practices can compromise the integrity of your passwords and, by extension, the security of the systems and data those passwords are meant to protect.

How hackers can infiltrate your systems

March 1st, 2024

While technology empowers us in many ways, it also opens up vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors. When breaching your systems, hackers will typically look for the path of least resistance, which is often through these common entry points.

Security matters: Protecting your workflow data

The right data pilfered from a business is worth more than gold, and as more companies digitize their operations, the volume and diversity of data that you need to protect increases all the time. Your workflow solution, for example, generates a huge amount of data that cybercriminals would love to get their hands on.

Is it worth monitoring employees online?

February 16th, 2024

The digitization of the workplace has opened up new frontiers for employer oversight. With workers more connected than ever through computers and internet-based tools, companies are exploring the advantages of monitoring for optimizing workflow and enhancing productivity.

Navigating the cybersecurity landscape: Must-have training for a secure digital future

February 2nd, 2024

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity is an indispensable aspect of running a small business. With the increasing prevalence of online threats, having a solid grasp of cybersecurity fundamentals is not only crucial for safeguarding your own business, but also for preventing potential security breaches that could compromise your clients, partners, or even larger networks.

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