Category: Security

Oct 31, 2019

Nastiest Malware of 2019 according to Webroot

Originally published by Webroot on 10/29/19 (https://community.webroot.com/news-announcements-3/nastiest-malware-2019-340824) As National Cybersecurity Awareness month comes to an end, we thought it appropriate to share this valuable information about malware from our IT security services partner, Webroot.  If, after reading about the biggest online threats of 2019, you are concerned about your organization’s security, take some time to […]

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Oct 18, 2019

Your Online Safety: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  This year’s theme, as determined by the National Cyber Security Alliance is “Own IT.  Secure IT.  Protect IT.” Over the past decade, and increasingly each year, our online lives have become an integral, almost inseparable, component of our every day lives.  From banking and shopping, to reading books […]

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Aug 16, 2019

Business Continuity Plan: Can Your Company Survive a Disaster?

No business owner expects their company to face a debilitating crisis.  Most successful businesses are led by optimistic people who are confident in their ability to overcome problems.  But when disaster strikes, optimism just isn’t enough.  Trying to figure out a recovery plan after you’re already in crisis mode isn’t going to do the trick, either.  Enter […]

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Aug 02, 2019

Phishing Attacks: The #1 Reason We Say “Don’t Click Links”

Phishing attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication.  This is an update of a blog originally posted in 2015.  Included in the update are some examples of phishing messages sent to Safety Net team members. What is Phishing? Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a […]

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Jul 11, 2019

Updates: To Install or Not to Install?

It’s hard to know when an unexpected pop-up on your screen is legitimate.  What do you do with it if it is?  Update prompts related to specific software or plug-ins you use are often valid.  Sometimes you can get away with ignoring the pop-up, clicking “cancel,” or “remind me later.”  Other times, an update may […]

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Apr 19, 2019

Can my Social Security Number be Suspended?

Recently, our friends at KnowBe4 warned us of robocall scams saying your Social Security Number is suspended.  Here’s what they had to say: “Be on the lookout for a popular robocall scam that is tricking people into believing their Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. The robocall tells you to call the number provided […]

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Mar 08, 2019

Vulnerability Exposed – Urgent Update of Chrome Browser Required

A security vulnerability has been identified in the Google Chrome application. To put it simply, hackers can use a little hole Chrome’s software left open to gain access to your computer.  Our security engineers have deemed the risk serious enough to justify asking everyone who has Chrome installed on their computer to take action, ideally no […]

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Mar 08, 2019

How are “You’ve Been Naughty” Emails Getting to my Inbox?

For several months now, hackers have been sending emails that might make some people nervous. They claim to have compromising images or video of you that they’ll distribute if you don’t send a bitcoin payment within a specified time frame. Some include reference to a password you would recognize, which lends to some sense of […]

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data breach protection
Jan 17, 2019

Data Breach: Protect Yourself from Incidents Like Collection #1

“Collection #1” Data Breach The Collection #1 data breach exposed over 770 million email addresses and 20 million passwords.  More than 1.1 billion email/password combinations were included in an extensive list that was published online for hackers to access.  Those numbers are staggering. What Does This Mean For You? We predict you may see an increase in […]

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cyber insurance
Jan 11, 2019

Cyber Liability Insurance – A Business Need

Cyber liability insurance for businesses is no longer optional.  A single successful cyberattack that compromises your network or protected information can be catastrophic.  After an unpredictable event, adequate insurance coverage is a must if an organization wants to recover. How Much Can You Afford to Lose? The average cost of a data breach in 2018 […]

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