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Business Email Scams Are on the Rise

19-Apr-2018 14:37:09 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Email Solutions, servers, solutions, Data, phishing, ransomware, service, theft, anti virus, email, protection, security, small business, websites, scams

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Sophisticated email scams designed to con companies out of money and sensitive data are on the rise. Learn how to avoid falling victim to these scams.

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How to Protect Your Business from Credential Stuffing Attacks

19-Apr-2018 14:21:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Disaster Recovery, fileless attacks, firewall, solutions, breach, breaches, Business operations, Data, data backup, helpdesk, IT Support, phishing, policy, ransomware, service, support, theft, anti virus, Backup, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, IT Services, london, MSP, passwords, protection, security, small business, technology

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Around 5 billion stolen credentials are available on the dark web, and cybercriminals like to use them in credential stuffing attacks. Learn how credential stuffing attacks work and what you can do to protect your company from them.

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What You Need to Know about Fileless Attacks

23-Feb-2018 14:04:26 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, fileless attacks, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, Data, helpdesk, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber threat, cyberattack, email, office 365, passwords, protection, security, small business, websites, windows

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Fileless attacks are on the rise. However, many people are unfamiliar with them. Learn what they are and how to protect your business from them.

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4 Signs It Might Be Time for a Tech Update

12-Feb-2018 16:14:03 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cybersecurity, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, email, gdpr, managed, passwords, protection, security, small business, training, windows

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Using older tech devices saves money, but there is a point at which it can hurt business operations. Here are four signs that it might be time to update or replace some tech devices.

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Would You Pay to Get Your Business’s Data Back?

16-Jan-2018 12:42:42 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, firewall, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cyber, cyberattack, fraud, gdpr, protection, security, small business

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If you came to work one morning and found that your company was the victim of a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom? Find out why security experts recommend not giving into hackers’ demands and why many organizations do not heed this advice.

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4 Security and Privacy Dangers Businesses Might Encounter in 2018

09-Jan-2018 19:09:04 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threat, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, gdpr, passwords, protection, security, small business

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Data breaches and ransomware are not the only dangers your business might face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of when developing your security and data privacy strategies.

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What You Need to Know about Cryptojacking

02-Jan-2018 12:34:44 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, firewall, News, theft, business, cryptojacking, cybercrime, security

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Cryptojacking is on the rise. Learn what cryptojacking is and how to protect your business’s computers from it.

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Four Ways to Enhance Your Business's Data Security

20-Oct-2017 12:33:51 / by Ben Spector posted in cybersecurity, firewall, network, Business operations, Data, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, gdpr, passwords, protection, protocols, security, small business

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As more and more businesses in Wimbledon migrate to the online world to take advantage of e-commerce, the number of cyber criminals increases. Hackers want to access your data for all sorts of reasons, from individuals looking to drain your bank account to companies trying to steal your clients. If you want to keep your business safe, you need to protect your data and don't underestimate what people will do to penetrate your system.

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How to Reduce Your Costs If Your Data Is Breached

21-Jul-2017 11:49:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Disaster Recovery, fileless attacks, firewall, solutions, breach, Business operations, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, support, theft, Backup, business, cyberattack, fraud, IT Services, small business, windows, budgeting, costs

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Being prepared for a data breach can save your business a great deal of money if one occurs. Discover what the top three preparations are and the extent to which they can reduce data breach costs.

Data breaches are occurring at record pace in 2017 in the United States and other parts of the world. Taking preventive measures, such as locking down your network, using security software, and creating strong passwords, can make it much harder for cybercriminals to infiltrate your business. However, despite your best efforts to prevent a data breach, your company might still experience one. This is partly due to the fact that data breaches are not always the result of cyberattacks. They are also caused by human error, system glitches, and malicious insiders.

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Don't Let Your Business Become the Next Spear Phishing Victim

25-May-2017 12:53:40 / by Ben Spector posted in firewall, IT, News, phishing, theft, anti virus, computers, cyber, email, fraud, security

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Spear phishing scams targeted at businesses have proven to be very lucrative for cybercriminals. For example, since January 2015, hackers have stolen over $3 billion (USD) from more than 22,000 companies worldwide using a type of spear phishing attack known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BEC scams specifically target companies that regularly send wire transfer payments or work with foreign suppliers.

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