24 July 2020

Get Educated—App Permissions and Privacy

  • By David Reid
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‘There’s an app for that!

 

This is a popular saying and yes, there are apps to perform a multitude of functions for consumers AND businesses these days. Apps make life easier. They boost workflow. And they are so entertaining.

 

But here’s an unfortunate truth: apps also create risk.

 

For consumers’ personal data safety and for the sake of lowering business risks, no one should stay oblivious. The permissions and privacy settings you often ignore could be the one thing that prevents chaos. So, are you using them wisely?

 

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13 July 2020

Is email really that dangerous?

  • By Loïc Calvez
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Spoiler alert: yes. Last month, here , we looked into phishing and some of the actions you could take to protect yourself. This month, we want to dive a little deeper into what makes email so dangerous, but also, what you can do to protect yourself and your company (because as bad email is, we still need it to get a lot of things done).

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7 July 2020

Mobile Malware Targets — All You Need to Know

  • By David Reid
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The device most people carry around with them all day is swiftly becoming one of the biggest threats around. A mobile device, SmartPhone or tablet. With criminals continuously looking for soft targets and with society putting so much trust in their phones, it was bound to happen sooner or later: cyber hackers are launching attacks, such as malware, on individuals and industries using mobile techniques. And it’s happening more and more.

 

What do you need to know to protect yourself, staff and your business?

 

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30 June 2020

What is DPI-SSL?

  • By David Reid
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When you hear the term ‘encryption’ you probably think ‘security’. That’s a fair enough assumption because encryption is how most of today’s online traffic is kept protected. The problem is that this technology can be used by criminals for their benefit too, which calls for additional measures to keep end-users safe from cyber-attacks.

 

It is for this reason that DPI-SSL has become a priority for many businesses.

 

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23 June 2020

Mobile Phishing—The #1 Threat to Mobile in 2020

  • By David Reid
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The term ‘phishing’ has become rather common, hasn’t it? And we’re not talking about discussions between IT experts. After years of reports, studies & information sharing, consumers know the term and more people know to watch out for possible scams lurking in their inboxes.

But there’s bad news heading your way. In the same way tech keeps on evolving, cyber criminals change tactics too. And now, they’ve moved from trying to reach you via your email, to focusing on your mobile device. 

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16 June 2020

Don't Get Phished

  • By Loïc Calvez
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Let’s start at the beginning: What is phishing?

 

Wikipedia provides us with a good starting point:

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22 May 2020

‘If something works, why change it?’

 

If this is your approach to some business matters, you may be missing out on huge benefits. With innovation being the norm these days there’s an endless list of resources to consider for your company. They can help you enjoy higher productivity, an improved reputation and even help cut costs. 

 

We’re not saying everything in your business needs an overhaul. Something as simple as a better communication system has transformed how many companies operate.

 

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16 May 2020

What is Phish Training?

  • By David Reid
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While technology has brought society many benefits over the years, it’s also a reality that these innovations carry risks. This is true when it comes to emails too, with a growing concern that a single email could give a hacker access to companies’ or individuals’ private information. This can easily happen through phishing emails created by cyber criminals.

 

So, how do you stop this from happening to your company?

 

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12 May 2020

Is My Business Protected From Ransomware?

  • By Loïc Calvez
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The conversation usually goes something like this: Hey, company X that (we do business with / my friend works at / we share some clients with…) just got ransomwared and were down for Y days/weeks, is my business protected from ransomware? 

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9 May 2020

Why Should I Get a Next Generation Anti-Malware?

  • By David Reid
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Certain terms have become commonplace for anyone using the World Wide Web and a business network. ‘Anti-malware’ & ‘Firewall’ are some of these terms and these security features can be found on most end-users’ devices.

 

But now there’s a new term you need to take notice of: Next generation anti-malware. What is it and why do you need it?

 

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