5 Tips to Stay Safe When Browsing the Internet

Does your small business rely on the internet to perform its operations? Even if your small business doesn’t sell its products or services online, you may still get online to connect with customers, advertise, research new markets and perform other tasks associated with your small business’s operations. Whether you use the internet multiple times a…

5 Tips to Protect Against Keylogging

Keylogging, also known as keystroke capturing, is a type of cyber attack that involves the deployment of malware to record or monitor a victim’s keystrokes. If one or more of your small business’s computers is infected with keylogging malware, anything you type on that computer may be seen by a hacker. Whether you’re writing an…

Two-Factor Authentication: Is It Really Worth Using?

When creating accounts, you may have the option of using two-factor authentication. Also known simply as 2FA, it’s offered by cloud storage services, email services, online banks and more. A form of multi-factor authentication, two-factor authentication is designed to protect against intrusion add, therefore, data theft. But unless you’ve used it in the past, you’ve…

Choosing the Right Wi-Fi Security Standard

Leaving your small business’s Wi-Fi open is never a good idea. When open, anyone can log in to your Wi-Fi without entering a password. While different routers support different security standards, most use one of three main standards. While any of these three standards can protect your small business’s Wi-Fi from unauthorized access, though, some…

5 Cybersecurity Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

With cyber crime on the rise, business owners must take a more a proactive approach towards defending against and mitigating the damage of cyber attacks. From ransomware and trojans to phishing scams and DDoS attacks, businesses are vulnerable to a variety of cyber attacks. Unfortunately, some business owners believe one or more of the following…

Honeypots: Turning the Tables on Hackers

Honeypots have become an increasingly common cybersecurity tool used in recent years. Like antivirus software and firewalls, they can protect businesses from malware infections, which could otherwise cripple a business’s information technology (IT) infrastructure. But honeypots are unique from other cybersecurity solutions in their method of operation. They don’t scan or monitor a business’s IT…

DDoS Attacks: Is Your Business Protected?

When researching potential cyber threats facing your small business, you’ll probably come across distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. According to Cox Business, the number of DDoS attacks has increased by 250% over the past three years. It’s an increasingly common cyber threat that can cripple your small business’s information technology (IT) infrastructure if left unaddressed. What…

What Is Phishing? And How Does It Work?

Not all cyber attacks involve a brute force attack. While brute force attacks are responsible for countless intrusions and, subsequently, data breaches, there are other ways for hackers to infiltrate an otherwise protected network or database, such as phishing. As a small business owner, you should take precautions to protect against phishing. First, however, you’ll…

6 Cybersecurity Tips When Traveling

Does your business require you to travel? According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Americans make over 405 million business-related trips each year. Whether you’re traveling within the United States or outside the country, though, you may want to bring a laptop or tablet computer. While bringing a device can improve your productivity,…

Ransomware: Should I Pay the Ransom?

If your small business’s information technology (IT) has been crippled with ransomware, you might be wondering whether you should pay the ransom. With its ability to restrict you from accessing files on your business’s affected computers and devices, ransomware is troublesome to say the least. However, you should think twice before giving in to the…