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Category Archives: IT Cybersecurity

  1. What Is a Ghost User? 

    Ghost users, commonly referred to as “ghost accounts,” are active accounts tied to former employees on a corporate network. Despite their departure from the company, these accounts remain accessible, presenting security and operational challenges that organizations must address. Ghost users introduce a dual threat to corporate networks. Criminals exploit these accounts to obtain credentials for…

  2. Cybersecurity Trends 2023

    Over the past 2 months, we hosted client forums about the latest cybersecurity threats and how to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to safeguarding your business. The cybersecurity trends for 2023 are optimizations of past threats. Join us as we navigate this dynamic world of cybersecurity, providing insights and strategies for a…

  3. What is SIEM?

    What Is SIEM? Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a security solution that helps organizations detect, investigate, and respond to security threats. A SIEM system is a security solution that continuously monitors your network for threats. It collects logs and analyzes threat alerts from all of your systems and devices, so you can quickly…

  4. How To Stop Spam Emails: 5 Effective Strategies

    Are you tired of getting spam emails? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people receive spam emails every day. These intrusions can be more than bothersome; they can pose genuine threats. Here is how to stop spam emails. 5 Spam Countermeasures 1. Empower Your Existing Email Filter Most email providers have built-in spam filters…

  5. Ransomware: The New Normal for Businesses

    As the digital landscape evolves, so do the threats that businesses face in the form of cybercrime. The days of relying solely on preventive measures to safeguard your network and data are long gone. With the surge in ransomware attacks, business email compromise, and password exfiltration, cybercriminals have become more adept at breaching even the…

  6. Strengthening Password Security

    In today’s high-frequency cyber-attack landscape, protecting your passwords is paramount for strong cyber security. Recent concerns and data breaches have brought password managers into the spotlight. LastPass, a popular password manager, faced scrutiny due to a breach that raised questions about their security. While it is a valid concern, abandoning password managers entirely is not…

  7. Phishing: The #1 Cyberattack

    Phishing is a type of online scam where cybercriminals send fake emails, text messages, or phone calls that look like they’re from legitimate sources like banks or government agencies. Their goal is to trick you into sharing personal information such as your passwords, credit card numbers, or Social Security info. To make matters worse, it…

  8. Data Backup: Myths vs. Reality

    Does your organization have backups? Many may quickly respond with an affirmative response, but they may subscribe to myths about backups. Someone may say, “Back up their critical infrastructure, check that box, and move on.” When choosing a backup solution, method, and configuration, it’s crucial to make the right considerations. Critical Foundation: Separation of Control…

  9. Security Awareness Training: Users = Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

    The weakest link in your information security chain is your users. Your employees, your team, and your family are the primary targets of cyberattacks. They are the ones who are most likely to click on a malicious link, open an infected attachment, or give away their passwords. That’s why security awareness training is so important….

  10. The Growing Importance of Cybersecurity Compliance for Government Contractors

    The increasing regulatory and cybersecurity compliance requirements for information technology have made it difficult for organizations to do business with government agencies. The federal government has been particularly focused on cybersecurity for nearly 20 years, and many contracts now explicitly require specific cybersecurity practices. Some of this language is vague, while other contracts are more…