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How Ghost Users Can Lead to a Network Breach

Whether you’ve experienced a change in staff due to the Great Resignation or necessary budget cuts during COVID-19, it isn’t a unique situation to have fewer people on your payroll and network. Are you sure that’s the case, though? Perhaps ...

Network Segmentation Boosts Security and Traffic Control

Network segmentation is a vital practice both at home and in the office. It will increase your security and productivity. Before we get to that, let’s get into what it is exactly. Network segmentation is essentially divvying up every smart, ...

Everything You Need to Know About Phishing

Phishing emails are when an attacker, posing as a trusted source, sends fake messages designed to lure people into clicking on dangerous links, sending sensitive information, downloading spam files, or transferring money. Hackers invest a tremendous amount of effort into ...

Why giving users Domain Administrator access is a VERY bad idea

We often get the request – “Can one key person or lots of users have Domain Administrator rights to the network?” This document looks to detail the reasons why this tends to generate a number of challenges for your organization. ...

Many Employees Still With Very Limited Security Awareness

In a survey released by KnowBe4 in the fall of 2021, it was discovered that nearly one-half (45%)  "lack the confidence necessary to identify a social engineering attack," such as phishing. They also found that only 48% of employees believe ...

Eight Ways to Avoid Paying the Ransom

Earlier this month, TechRepublic posted an article reflecting on a new report from Sophos. It included eight tips to combat hackers' ever-evolving tactics to gain ransom payments. (Tactics being: threatening to release the data, gathering/releasing employees' personal data, changing passwords, ...

The Real Dangers Of Using Personal Email Accounts For Business

The real question: “When is it OK to use a personal email for business purposes?” The short answer: “Never.” Risks of using personal email at work: Employees might use a personal email address to set up any number of functions ...

Majority of Companies Experience Ransomware

In a 2021 report done by ThycoticCentrify, they gathered some sobering statistics. They surveyed 300 US IT business decision-makers and found the following: 64% of companies were victims of a ransomware attack in the last year (October 2020-2021). 50% of ...

Business Phone Systems are an Easy Target

Updated November 8th, 2021. On September 16th, VoIP provider, VoIP.ms, began dealing with a ransom DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. It took down almost all their services and portals, leaving the majority of their customers without phone services. The ...

48 million+ Impacted by T-Mobile Data Breach

For at least the fifth time in four years, T-Mobile has suffered a data breach. Over the weekend, it was reported that a vendor on an online forum posted the stolen information for sale. On Monday, T-Mobile confirmed the illegally-accessed ...

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