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 […]

Concept Technology Joins Forces with Wamble & Associates, PLLC

The team at Concept Technology Inc. is proud to announce a new addition to the client roster, Wamble & Associates, PLLC. Established in 1984 and incorporated in 1997, the professional consulting firm is a small group with a deep impact on Middle Tennessee. For more than 30 years they have provided cost-effective civil engineering, land [...]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t let basic IT mistakes ruin your business

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. There are dozens of IT mistakes that business owners commonly make. Not purposely of course, but whether it’s insufficient security, investing in the wrong hardware or neglecting your software, it can be easy to let your organization’s […]