The saying, "common sense is not so common" applies to IT security more than we would like to admit. We all have our areas of expertise, but it is now 2021, which means you are participating in IT security whether you like it or not. Here are three common sense ideas you can commit to right now that will make your IT experience more secure.
The idea of people actually setting money on fire is pretty humorous. Watching it happen in real life is less satisfying, wasteful even, so let's stop doing it with our technology spend! A proper technology roadmap will link your spending to business results on an ongoing basis.
Email was not designed with security as a requirement. In fact, all "security" that involves email was bolted on after the fact. Here are four areas that were bolted on that should be part of your secure email basics.
Utilize MFA, for real
We have beat on this drum for over five years now, and people are still not using it.
Imagine driving without lines on the road, speed limits, or the need to have a license. Now you know what using email for business communication is like...complete and utter chaos. Sure, it's better than riding a horse to work or sending a telegram, but the value of using email as a communication tool is decreasing daily.
Everyone uses email to send and receive sensitive information, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. The importance of email security is vital to your company’s operations, so applying the following tips can dramatically reduce your exposure to hackers and malware. Use separate email accounts Most people use a single email account for all their […]
You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims. What is DSD? DSD […]
Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions. Understanding DSD Distributed spam […]
Email is one of the best things the internet has made possible. We use email to signup for websites, apply for jobs, make payments, and many more. But email users also run the risk of account hijacking, malware attacks, and other cyberthreats. To secure your emails, follow these crucial tips. Use separate email accounts Most […]
Users get around 200 emails in their inbox a day, including work messages, automated payment slips, and everyone’s least favorite email, spam. Spam messages are mostly harmless, but when you get more than 10,000 of them flooding your inbox, you’re probably the victim of a special type of spam attack. Understanding DSD Distributed Spam Distraction […]