Are Password Managers Safe to Use?

How many passwords do you use? Research shows the average U.S. adult now has over 200 password-protected accounts — a number that’s expected to double within the next five years. As a result, many people rely on a password manager to track their passwords. With a password manager, you won’t have to memorize or record…

Why So Many Small Businesses Are Hacked

It’s a common assumption that only large companies are targeted by hackers. After all, large companies have a substantial amount of data that, if stolen, could be sold for monetary gain. While many large companies have experienced a cyber attack, there’s been a disturbing increase in the number of small businesses targeted by hackers. Small…

5 Tips to Protect Against Brute-Force Attacks

Not all cyber attacks involve high-tech intrusion methods. Some simply involve hundreds or even thousands of attempts at guessing the right username and password combination. Known as a brute-force attack, it’s a rudimentary but effective method for infiltrating devices, networks and databases. As a business owner, however, you can prevent brute-force attacks by following these…

What Is a Multi-Vector Cyber Attack?

The way in which cyber attacks are conducted against businesses is changing. No longer do hackers, as well as other nefarious individuals, rely on a single point of entry. Many hackers now infiltrate and attack their victim’s network using multiple points of entry. Known as a multi-vector cyber attack, it’s a more complex type of…

The Rise of Botnets: What You Should Know

Statistics show there are now over 7 billion devices connected to the internet. From computers and smartphones to wearable electronics, automotive infotainment systems and even smart household appliances, countless devices are now able to send and receive data over the internet. Unfortunately, this has led to increasing rates of botnet-related cyber attacks. What Is a…