Setting a high security standard is critical for any small business to protect their employees, customers, and essential data. A cybersecurity policy encompasses the actions, resources, and responsibilities necessary to safeguard your company from ever-increasing vulnerabilities or a data breach disaster. Continue reading
Understanding Fileless Attacks
Malware. The word alone makes us all cringe as we instantly relate it to something malicious happening on our computers or devices. Gone are the days when we thought the easiest way to protect our computers was to install the latest anti-everything. But today’s hackers no longer depend on victims downloading an infected file – they are now leveraging fileless malware. Continue reading
Part 3: Content websites & social media
Content Websites & Social Media
Last month, we discussed the basic tools needed to stand up a business website. Here’s a quick overview of what we covered:
- Small businesses often face a dilemma between moving business online and weighing business costs.
- Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify are three user-friendly web-hosting providers that offer both free and paid service options.
This month, we’ll be focusing on websites and other online platforms – specifically social media – that can be leveraged by your business for marketing and informational purposes. Now that you have the basics, it’s time to start thinking about the goals you want your business website to achieve.
Your business goals will ultimately determine if a content-based website is right for you. Stay tuned for Part 4 of this series if you believe your business would benefit more from an eCommerce website.
Business Email Compromise
It’s important that your employees know how to recognize phishing emails. However, business email compromise (BEC) scams are more sophisticated than traditional phishing attacks — and much harder to detect.
Unlike typical phishing emails that are characterized by unknown senders, grammar and spelling mistakes, and suspicious links and attachments, BEC emails appear to come from familiar entities.
The most common BEC scams are ones that impersonate a company’s CEO or financial adviser to request fake wire transfers. Your business could suffer major financial losses if it fell victim to a BEC attack. Most often, BEC scams are not discovered until it’s too late. As a result, lost funds resulting from the scams are nearly impossible to recover. Continue reading