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5 Ways To Help Train Your Employees to Recognize Email Scams

By Jeff Fowler | June 21, 2022
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You can spend countless dollars on sophisticated anti-malware & firewall systems, but the weakest link will always be the human mind. It’s much easier to trick a human to reveal information than trying to force a computer system into doing it. With that in mind, our topic for today’s blog post deals with training employees…

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8 Common IT Security Risks Facing Your Business

By Jeff Fowler | June 7, 2022
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In today’s rapidly changing business environment, cybersecurity threats to small businesses are becoming more common than ever. With the wide array of threats, your business needs to be prepared on all fronts. In this post, we’ll cover 8 of the most common IT security risks to your business and how Managed Services can assist with…

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Don’t Fall for It! How to Tell If an Email Is a Scam

By SandStorm IT | May 31, 2022
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When we get an email from a prince in a foreign country asking us to wire money, most of us identify that scam pretty quickly. Unfortunately, the world of scam emails has become much more sophisticated, and not everyone knows how to tell if an email is a scam. Now hackers are using malicious links…

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3 Practical Ways to Keep Your Business Safe From Hackers

By SandStorm IT | May 24, 2022
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If you’re seeking ways to protect your business from hackers, a layered approach to cybersecurity is a non-negotiable foundation for your strategy. Much like how the house on the street with floodlights, security cameras, and an alarm system is not an easy target for burglars, we’ve found that businesses with multiple cybersecurity strategies in place…

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How a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Can Protect Your Business

By SandStorm IT | February 22, 2022
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When we talk with business owners, we find that many are flying blind when it comes to cybersecurity. They know it’s important. They know there are threats. But without a cybersecurity risk assessment, they have no idea if they are properly prepared for an attack or a system failure. This tool will give you the…

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Don’t Click that Link! Show Your Employees How to Prevent Cyber Attacks

By SandStorm IT | February 8, 2022
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Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise and are growing increasingly sophisticated. According to the FBI, cybersecurity attacks have increased 400% since the start of the pandemic! With the average cost of a cyber attack totaling $149K, it’s a serious issue. Many business owners are left wondering how to prevent cyber attacks. An often overlooked aspect…

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The Top 9 Cybersecurity Risks Facing Businesses in 2022

By SandStorm IT | February 1, 2022
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially. While we often hear about high-profile attacks like the recent ransomware attack on huge companies like Kronos, the fact is that criminals are targeting small businesses as well. Cybersecurity risks are growing for small businesses more than ever. In a recent speech about top…

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How can I protect my employees from phishing?

By Cristian Colón | October 18, 2021
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People getting scammed is nothing new. In fact, phishing is still the common most type of cyber-attack. Most people have heard of the Nigerian Prince scam. However, with advances in technology, there have been advances in scammer’s technology and tactics as well. Many have taken a liking to the form of scams called phishing attacks.…

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Why is it bad to reuse passwords on multiple sites?

By Robert Cleveland | September 28, 2021
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When it comes to passwords, people like to use the same passwords for pretty much everything they need to login to. It’s easy to remember and more convenient to do, but it’s actually one of the worst things you can do for your security online. In 2018, a total of 2.7 billion passwords were successfully…

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Why is phishing still the most common cyber-attack?

By Josh Yarbrough | March 30, 2021
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What is phishing? Phishing.org defines phishing as “A cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.” This is a very common and…

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