Staying Ahead of Phishing Email Attacks

Malicious email attacks continue to be a common security threat to individuals and businesses, with small businesses being targeted most often. Email messages asking recipients to click on unknown links or attachments are especially dangerous because the sender oftentimes impersonates a leader or another member of your organization.  Common requests can include: Making a financial […]

10 Simple Ways to Protect Your Data in Small Business

News of company-wide data breaches is growing rapidly, and recent research indicates that small and medium sized businesses actually suffer more than the major corporations.  Not only do they suffer more cybersecurity attacks, but the costs associated with these attacks are alarming. “In 2017, average malware-related costs for small and medium-sized businesses included $1,027,053 due […]

A User’s Guide to Safely Filing Your Taxes Online

It’s tax week, and whether you’re filing personal taxes or business taxes, you’re more than likely filing electronically.  Electronic filing has become the most popular method of filing, and though it’s convenient, e-filing can make you vulnerable to security threats and ultimately allow cybercriminals to fraudulently collect your refund. Only recently have we seen a […]

What Type of Cyber Criminal Can Attack Your Company?

Nearly 1 million new malware threats are released every day (source: CNN Money). The attackers are out there and constantly on the prowl for new targets. If you don’t actively protect your business it could cost a lot of money, time and headaches. A crucial step towards defending against an unknown enemy is to make […]

Would Your Systems Be Able to Prevent a Cyber Attack?

Recently, a virus known as “CryptoWall” infected the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office. This virus was able to encrypt a large number of critical files on the department’s network, and thus rendered them inaccessible. The hacker demanded a ransom of $572 to decrypt the files, giving the virus its nickname “Ransomware.” The department chose to pay […]

Target

Defend Against Today’s Modern Threats

Forty million credit cards … 70 million client records … $148 million cost. That was the impact of Target’s 2013 security breach. Then, how about 4.5 million names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and telephone numbers. That was the number of patient records stolen in the recent Community Health Systems (CHS) breach, an attack […]