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Stealing Tesla Cars, and Stealing Your Network with Agent Tesla

The 3 minute Tesla car stealing video is fun, and keep reading the next paragraph about your organization’s security too. Continue reading ‘Stealing Tesla Cars, and Stealing Your Network with Agent Tesla’


Can you Trust the Kindness of Tech Support Strangers?

If you place a call to tech support for your online accounting software or any program, and if the technical support representative on the phone asks you to download a diagnostic program to test your computer, think twice.
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The Insanity of Your Network – Storing Keys in the Same Place as Everyone Else

Imagine that you have a fleet of dozens of expensive vehicles, and you keep all of their keys in a locked cabinet. There is a master key that opens the cabinet.

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Updated: Forward these 7 Minimum Security Requirements for Your Small Service Providers

Many organizations outsource to service providers that are not cyber-secure. It is common for companies to experience a significant security breach that originated at a third party. Just ask Target. Forward this request to your small outsourced providers asking them to do these seven things. Continue reading ‘Updated: Forward these 7 Minimum Security Requirements for Your Small Service Providers’


Stop Hidden Attacks Buried in Email Attachments

When you receive an email attachment, even when you are expecting the document and know the sender, the attached file can be poisoned.  Continue reading ‘Stop Hidden Attacks Buried in Email Attachments’


Ask IT Pros to Check Your Routers and Firewalls

We audited a company last week and discovered that their web filtering tools, designed to stop users from accidentally landing on malicious websites, was not blocking dangerous sites. In these days with ransomware and bad actors tricking users into clicking on dangerous links, it is essential to have web content filtering in place. Continue reading ‘Ask IT Pros to Check Your Routers and Firewalls’


How to E-Mail Encrypted Attachments

E-mail messages can be intercepted or read by an unauthorized individual. Continue reading ‘How to E-Mail Encrypted Attachments’


A Simple Change Can Help Protect Your Family, and It Works on Apple and Windows

There is a setting on your computer that can help protect your family. Continue reading ‘A Simple Change Can Help Protect Your Family, and It Works on Apple and Windows’


A New Opportunity for Your IT Pros to Protect your Servers

Attackers can take advantage of a large attack surface on your servers. Your IT professionals can drastically reduce the attack surface, and potentially save you money. Continue reading ‘A New Opportunity for Your IT Pros to Protect your Servers’


How Buying a Spare Printer can Vastly Improve Your Cyber Security

Imagine a scenario when an IT professional knows there is an urgent security problem in your firewall that needs to be addressed. And at the same time, your multi-function printer is broken. What problem will the IT professional address first? Continue reading ‘How Buying a Spare Printer can Vastly Improve Your Cyber Security’