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What to do if I clicked on a phishing email?

Feb 7, 2024 1:31:31 PM / by Angel Belford posted in phishing, cybersecurity

One of the most common types of cybersecurity attacks is phishing. Phishing is when criminals use fake emails to lure you into clicking on them and handing over your personal information or installing malware on your device that can lead to a security compromise. 

If you have clicked on a phishing email, complete the steps below to reduce the damage. 

If this occurs when you are working in an office, notify the IT department immediately.  

 

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Dec 1, 2023 9:48:47 AM / by Angel Belford posted in phishing, cybersecurity, travel, holiday

Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, below are a few online shopping trends with tips about how to stay safe online while buying gifts for everyone on your list.


Generally, experts seem to believe that the average American is going to spend less this year – though pandemic restrictions have largely lifted, we've entered a new season of economic uncertainty. This means every dollar is even more important, which is why we want to help you protect your hard-earned cash from the scammers and hackers that popup every year. It's like they don't care about the naughty list! 

Here is what we think is cheerful and what we think is coal-worthy for shopping online this holiday season:

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When Cybercriminals Go Phishing Don’t Take the Bait

Sep 25, 2023 4:30:50 PM / by Angel Belford posted in phishing, cybersecurity

Phishing is when criminals use fake emails, social media posts, or direct messages with the goal of luring you to click on a bad link or download a malicious attachment. If you click on a phishing link or file, you can hand over your personal information to the cybercriminals. A phishing scheme can also install malware onto your device.

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Easily Boost your Cybersecurity by Keeping Software and Apps Updated

Sep 25, 2023 10:51:00 AM / by Angel Belford posted in passwords, cybersecurity, software updates

If you install the latest updates for devices, software, and apps, not only are you getting the best security available, but you also ensure that you get access to the latest features and upgrades. However, you can only benefit if you update! Don’t fret, updating software is easy, and you can even make it automatic.

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Ditch the Notebook and Keep your Passwords Safe

Sep 25, 2023 10:18:35 AM / by Angel Belford posted in passwords, cybersecurity, password manager

Passwords are your first line of defense against cybercriminals and data breaches and can be made ironclad with MFA (multi-factor authentication). 

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Protect Yourself in Multiple Ways with Multi-Factor Authentication

Sep 22, 2023 4:38:30 PM / by Angel Belford posted in Multi-Factor Authentication, cybersecurity

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could protect your password with another password? Multi-factor authentication gives you this power – think of it like placing your housekeys in a safety deposit box that can only be opened by a facial scan. In some cases, this metaphor isn’t far off from reality.

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Still Just Using Anti-Malware for Threat Monitoring?

Aug 30, 2023 1:39:03 PM / by Angel Belford posted in cybersecurity, threat monitoring

As part of our security services, our proactive threat hunting solutions include Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) monitoring. 

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Are you Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

Jul 25, 2023 9:11:12 AM / by Angel Belford posted in Security, ransomware

Did you know that 85% of organizations have experienced at least one ransomware attack in the last year?

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Cybersecurity Travel Tips

Jun 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM / by Angel Belford posted in Security, cybersecurity, travel

Hotel reservations – check, sunscreen – packed. Did you think about a cybersecurity checklist? If not, before you leave on your trip look at our recommendations to minimize cybercriminals from tagging along on your journey.

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What Is A Brute-Force Attack?

Jun 2, 2023 12:00:00 PM / by Angel Belford posted in Security, passwords, brute-force

A brute-force attack is an automated process that cybercriminals use to guess credentials repeatedly to gain access to a website or system until a match is found.

Did you know that the world’s most popular password is 123456? (Source 3)

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