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Suspect the Unexpected

Suspect the Unexpected

A key part of staying safe in business is being on-guard for scams, attacks, and financial losses, no matter where they come from. And they do come from just about everywhere, including disguised as seemingly harmless cold calls and emails.

All businesses need to keep the lights on, but unfortunately, some go about their sales in unexpected (and even misleading) ways. We’ve seen a flurry of sales and marketing tactics that we’re skeptical of lately—check out some examples and learn how to help protect your company and educate your customers.

Secure IT: Recycle Your Paper, Not Your Passwords

Secure IT: Recycle Your Paper, Not Your Passwords

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” We’ve discussed the overarching goals of NCSAM before, and began exploring the theme last week.

Part 2 of 3 in our NSCAM theme dives into an important part of Secure IT—Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases. We’ve covered building a strong passphrase before, but passphrases also need to be unique to be truly formidable. Why? Read on.

Own IT: Social Media Safety for Business

Own IT: Social Media Safety for Business

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” We discussed NCSAM’s overall goals at the beginning of the month, and in the next three weeks, we’ll dive into key parts of the theme as they relate to Small Business and the cybersecurity providers they rely on.

Part 1 of 3 in our NSCAM-focused series spotlights a component of Owning IT: Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media.

All About IT for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

All About IT for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October marks the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort founded by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security to provide Americans with the knowledge and resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year’s NCSAM theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, focusing on personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices.