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 […]

How To Get a More Cost-Effective Cyber Insurance Policy

The below article was originally published on CSO Online. A security practitioner who isn’t worried about a breach is a rare find in the industry. Even if you are taking all the right steps to protect your assets, there is still a pretty good chance that your network will be compromised. For those who are […]

Busted: The 5 Biggest Tech Hacks of 2015

It’s no laughing matter when confidential electronic information is compromised. Businesses and individuals alike must put security measures in place to ensure their identities remain safe in this digital world we live in. Cyber hackers do not discriminate. Many may think that they only hit large corporations with a greater volume of data to steal, […]

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Heard of Spear Phishing? Hackers Hope You Haven’t

Cyber crime is a lucrative business. According to a report by The Guardian, cyber attacks cost the U.S. economy roughly $100 billion each year. That’s right, $100 billion, with a “B.” These attacks aren’t just on big-name brands like Target, JP Morgan Chase and Sony, either. Small businesses are just as vulnerable to this kind of […]

The Cyber Security Threat That Targets the C-Suite

For a small to midsize business in Middle Tennessee, cyber security may not even make a list of the organization’s top 10 concerns. After an attack, a company’s first regret is not prioritizing it sooner. What you spend your time worrying about—clients, revenue, innovation—these can all be compromised by a single cyber security breach. Spear […]

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Data

Technology is thoroughly intertwined with our everyday lives — and businesses are no exception. In today’s technology-dependent world, a company’s data is at the very heart of an organization. A few weeks ago, I explained steps businesses can take to protect themselves against CryptoLocker, a very specific type of malware. With news of another security […]

How to Protect Your Data From Computer Hijackers

There’s a threat lurking in the darkest corners of the web, waiting to strike — and it doesn’t discriminate. Individuals, businesses and even police departments have all found themselves victims of CryptoLocker, a particularly harmful form of malicious software (malware). CryptoLocker falls into a category of malware known as ransomware, which is essentially a sophisticated […]