Hackers Are Masquerading as Trusted Business Contacts

In November 2017, hackers sent out spear phishing emails specifically targeting employees who handled their companies’ finances. To trick the employees into falling for the scam, they made the emails appear to be from trusted business associates. Learn more about this spear phishing attack and how to protect your business from this type of scam.

5 Myths about Ransomware Debunked

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries, making it the largest cyberextortion scheme to date, according to CNET. WannaCry has one redeeming value, though. It is serving as a wake-up call to business leaders who have not been taking this type of threat seriously. Their lack of concern is often due to …

6 Ways to Make Your IT Security Training More Effective

Cybercriminals like to target the weakest link in companies’ security defenses — and that link is often the employees. But it does not have to be that way. Your employees can provide an important line of defense against cybercrime if you educate them about IT security. For this training to be effective, though, it needs to be engaging and well …

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

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 …

How To Tell If Colocation Is Right For You

Colocation is increasingly the hot buzzword in small business hosting. MicroAge Co-Location allows small businesses to tap into the power of having a private server in a high-tech facility, without incurring the costs of building out said facility. Still, colocation is not for every business, and can be overkill for some companies. Here is our guide to determining if colocation is right …

How to Build a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster can strike at any moment, and its effects can be devastating to businesses. The UK’s Department of Trade and Industry estimates that 70% of businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within a year. With such consequences, it’s critical to have a solid disaster recovery plan in place in case the worst should happen. A …

When Disaster Strikes: Profiles of Disaster Recovery

Disaster can strike at any time and in any place. That’s why we can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place before the inevitable happens. Whether it’s a natural disaster, like a flood or a hurricane, or the power goes out for an extended period of time. In either situation, the reality is that your …

Hospital Pays Hackers a Ransom to Regain Control of Its Computers

February 5, 2016, started out like any other day for the doctors, nurses, and other staff members at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. But by the end of the day, many of them could no longer access or update patients’ medical records. Nor could they send or receive emails. When the hospital’s IT department investigated, it …