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The importance of IT security audits

IT security is an ever growing concern in today’s world. It's more important than ever to give serious consideration to cybersecurity measures to avoid cyberattacks and data breaches. Regularly performing an IT security audit ensures your organization stays up-to-date and protected.

How to utilize Microsoft’s built-in ransomware protection

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 30 years since ransomware first appeared on the PC with the Aids Info Disk/PC Cyborg Trojan.  Since then, cybercriminals have grown fiftyfold more sophisticated with the advancement of technology.  While ransomware became slightly more common in the 2000s, it wasn’t until the early 2010s that the illegal and destructive software became a household name.

Phishing scams: how to spot and avoid them

When the Russian Federation invaded its neighbor Ukraine in late February 2022, it didn't take long for fake donation requests in support of Ukraine to flood popular social media sites, email lists, and fraudulent webpages.  These fake donation requests almost always request the donation via cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, etc.

5 Most common security breaches

From attacks on mobile devices to ever-increasing types of malware, cybersecurity has never been more challenging and important. One of the best ways to stay protected is to be aware of cybersecurity threats. Here are five common ways your IT systems can be compromised.

Surf securely with a VPN

There was a time when installing an antivirus program was enough to secure your data, but that’s no longer the case today. Whether you want to keep your online activities hidden from third parties or prevent your data from being intercepted by hackers, you need to invest in a virtual private network (VPN).
What is a VPN?
A VPN creates a secure tunnel between your device and the websites you visit, protecting you from hackers looking to intercept your data.

Tips for keeping your email safe

People rely on email to do a wide array of tasks. We use it to sign up for websites, apply for jobs, make payments, get in touch with friends and family, and many more. However, email is also commonly exploited by hackers to steal information or launch malware attacks.