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Essential Equipment for Work From Home Users During Power Outages

Assuming your remote workers’ do not get too cold, they can continue to work at home during short power outages. You can encourage them to buy, or even issue them, a small uninterruptable power supply UPS for their Internet router. Laptops have built-in battery power. If a worker has a desktop computer or other networking […]

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The SolarWinds Breach Affects You Too. Ask your IT Team to Take these Steps.

The investigation into the SolarWinds breach keeps revealing more shocking ways attackers infiltrated organizations. Even if your organization doesn’t use SolarWinds, you must take action.

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Beware: Attackers Buy Top Search Engine Results to Trick You

What seems to be the best way to find a company’s website? Use a search engine, of course. The danger is that scammers can pay for top spots on search engine results to trick you into accessing a malicious site.

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One Nine-Year-Old Checking her Email can Breach Your Entire Organization, and How to Protect Yourself

Workers who use their personal home computers for business put you at significant risk.

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Your Work From Home Users are Like a Box of Chocolates

Because of so many work from home users, the Internet is like a box of chocolates for attackers.

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Power Down to Boost Security

One simple thing you can do to protect yourself is to power off your computer when you are not using it. If you don’t want to power it down, at least disconnect from your network.

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Remember to Give Your IT Pros a Holiday Gift

Your IT Team pours out so much time and energy. If you aren’t already, you can brighten their holidays by giving them a gift. The work they do is often so complicated, yet they make it look easy. Unless you are a high-tech executive, it can be difficult to appreciate how sometimes your team accomplishes […]

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A Huge Data Leak Exposed Your Personal Information

The most massive data leak that’s ever happened includes neatly bundled information for more than 1 billion people. Keep in mind that the estimated population of the United States is only 330 million. If you use email, you are probably exposed.

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773 Million Passwords Exposed – Were You Exposed?

Today Troy Hunt announced that a collection of 773 million usernames and passwords were released. This release of passwords, dubbed Collection #1, contains usernames and passwords

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Attackers are Targeting High Net Worth Individuals

An experienced high-level executive shared his concern about how attackers are investing more time targeting high net worth individuals.

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