It’s all over the news: the Colonial Pipeline, JBS meat company and Massachusetts Steamship Authority have all been struck down by crippling ransomware attacks. Let’s look at why these cyber attacks are happening and, more importantly, what you need to do to safeguard your business from an attack.
Cyber attacks continue to be on the rise. That's why organizations are turning to new safeguards to protect their business, and their wallet, from the expense of a cyber attack.
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We’ve been deep in this new realm of remote work for more than a year now. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, GoToWebinar and virtual whiteboards are our daily norm. While software tools often get all the glory because of impressive user interfaces, fun virtual backgrounds and a constant flow of new features, let’s not forget about what powers those tools — hardware. I’m here to pull back the curtain on several tech innovations that will make your organization’s remote users more efficient than ever.
If you’ve ever seen Disney’s 1999 classic, Smart House, you know that while having a smart house is cool and convenient, it can lead to some messy situations. Sure, there might not be a robot woman wreaking havoc on you and your family as you use home technology. But, the reality is a lot creepier. Our homes are becoming more “smart” every day. With the convenience of adjusting your thermostat from the road, there lies some risk. What if a hacker gets into your thermostat and adjusts the A/C to 60 degrees, making your electric bill skyrocket? What if someone could remotely view your cameras and tell when you were not home? Unfortunately, that is the world we are living in. Now we’re not saying that having a connected smart home is a bad or dangerous thing, but there are several ways you can protect yourself, your family and your home. Let’s start by seeing where home cyber threats are coming in…
What do you do when you find someone doing something illegal on the internet? There’s no superhero seeking out cyber criminals on your behalf and sending them off to the police department. You can call the police if you’ve experienced a substantial cyber-crime like a major ransomware hack or identity theft. However, the run-of-the-mill cyber-criminal can steal from you and get away with it for a long time before ever getting caught. You might be surprised to know that there are several effective online tools to report a cyber-criminal. Let’s look at some common cyber-crimes, how to spot them, and what to do about them.
With the number of cyber threats targeting your business, cyber security should always be top of mind. With hackers changing their methods so frequently, how can you keep up? Even though cyber attacks are getting more sophisticated, there are a few shockingly effortless ways to keep up on cyber security. In fact, even your grandma can handle these cyber security tactics.