Basic cybersecurity terms everyone should know

If the only cybersecurity terms you know are “virus” and “hacking,” now is the time to expand your cybersecurity vocabulary. This will enable you to better understand the variety of risks in the online world and protect your computers, data, and yourself. Here’s a short yet handy list of cybersecurity terms you should know. Malware […]

Simple ways to defend against Mac ransomware

Although a majority of ransomware attacks usually target Windows PCs, this doesn’t mean Mac users are completely safe. Ransomware attacks for Macs have occurred before, and are growing more widespread over time. So how can you prevent ransomware from infecting your Mac? We’ve compiled some helpful security tips for you. What is Mac ransomware? Ransomware […]

Everyone’s role to play in proactive cybersecurity

As IT security consultants and managed service providers, we are business partners who provide clients with enterprise-level IT. We specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology and keep ourselves abreast of the latest cybersecurity developments. However, as with all partnerships, you have a role to play, too. Here’s how you and everyone in your team can play […]

Keep these in mind when shopping for antivirus software

If you think cybersecurity is only for big organizations, think again. Small- and mid-sized businesses often don’t have the budget for expensive cybersecurity tools, making them easier targets for cybercriminals. Statistics show that cybercrimes continue to increase every year. And with the global pandemic forcing businesses to work from home, protection from cyberthreats such as […]

Security best practices for remote workers

Working from home increases employee autonomy, cuts costs, and ensures the health and safety of the company during the coronavirus pandemic. The problem is, it also increases the likelihood of security breaches since employees are working outside the company’s security perimeter. That’s why you and your staff must adhere to these security best practices. Fortify […]

Mac security 101: Ransomware

Whenever a new strain of ransomware is discovered, Mac users are barely affected by the news. But there are rare occasions where ransomware specifically targets Mac computers. Being aware of and knowing how to defend against these threats is crucial if your business mostly relies on Mac devices. Here’s what you need to know about […]

What exactly is proactive cybersecurity?

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. Businesses large and small embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity means, so let’s take a minute to go […]

Prevent ransomware with HIPAA compliance

The healthcare industry is constantly under threat of new cyberattacks. Last month, hospitals and healthcare organizations were among the first victims of WannaCry ransomware — a malware strain that holds your data hostage and demands $300 for their release. However, those that follow HIPAA regulations are better equipped for future attacks. For those who don’t […]

Precautions against WannaCry ransomware

The WannaCry ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and extorts them for money, has already affected thousands of machines worldwide. Unfortunately, the success of this attack is just the beginning. According to security researchers, other hackers will probably develop stronger WannaCry variants in the coming months. And if you don’t want […]

Mac ransomware and how to defeat it

Although most ransomware is designed to attack Windows systems, a new strain is targeting Mac computers. Discovered last month, Mac ransomware OSX/Filecoder.E was found by researchers to behave just like any cryptolocker variant. It would encrypt all data until victims paid the cybercriminals. But here’s the catch: There’s no guarantee that the Mac ransomware will […]