Category Archives: security

Here's How You Can Print Securely | RIS Solutions, Owen Sound, ON
23 Oct

Here’s How You Can Print Securely

A hacker named @HackerGiraffe last year launched a worldwide hack by searching a list of publicly available printers and then writing a script; thousands of printers around the world then began printing out their messages. It was that easy. The office printer is often overlooked when it comes to a digital security strategy. Hackers understand

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Telltale Signs of a Phishing Scam | RIS Solutions
01 Oct

Telltale Signs of a Phishing Scam

Considering the prevalence of email use, email phishing scams continue to be one of the most effective ways for hackers to gain access to sensitive personal information. Email is considered to be one of the more vulnerable forms of communication because malicious characters can easily use it to forge a counterfeit identity. Large businesses and enterprises are common

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20 May

The Most Common Cyber Attacks Threatening Small Businesses Today

Want to know the fastest growing crime to threaten small business? Cyber theft is on the rise, and small businesses are prime targets as they typically lack the resources and technology to keep ahead of sophisticated cyberattacks. In fact, almost half of all cyber attacks impact small businesses. A security breach can be damaging to

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29 Jan

Look For These Important Security Features in Your Next Printer

Data security is something that every business big or small needs to take seriously. In fact, a 2017 report from found that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. Even more concerning is that 60% of small companies that are attacked go out of business within six months. But in order to protect against risks

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20 May

4 Ways to Avoid a Ransomware Attack

If you were locked out of your computer system, how much would you pay to get back in? Hackers are increasingly finding out that many companies are willing to pay hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars per machine, resulting in over $24 million in ransom payments last year alone. Ransomware attacks are on the rise,

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SMBs: Protect Your Data, RIS Solutions, ON
24 Aug

SMBs: Protect your Data

For many small and medium businesses, data security is not a top priority – but it should be. Each year, thousands of SMBs fall victim to cyberattacks, costing them thousands of dollars and sometimes destroying the business. Developing a security protocol with the help of a Managed IT provider is the best defense against this growing crime.

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Six Crucial Items To Include In Your IT Security Policy , RIS Solutions
29 Feb

Six Crucial Items To Include In Your IT Security Policy

The approach you take with your IT security policy can have a direct effect on the impact of impending breaches and the mitigation of threats. While large organizations can rely on their IT managers to take responsibility for this critical task, small and mid-sized business managers often find themselves in the position of having to write

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17 Dec

5 Steps to Prevent Malware Attacks

Malware attacks can compromise your entire network costing you time, money and your reputation. Because this malicious software can infect a computer through an email attachment, link, or download, every employee must know some basic rules to protect the security of your company. Periodic training should be performed to keep everyone up to date on

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16 Oct

Could You Pass the Password Test?

Hacking happens on a regular basis – that’s simply a fact of life on the Internet. Even as network security measures become more sophisticated, so does the technology that enables unauthorized users into a website to swipe identification, access bank account numbers and find other confidential data. No business, not matter how large or powerful,

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SMB Vulnerable to Cyber Attack
23 Dec

SMBs are Highly Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

There are plenty of examples of recent internet security breaches with large companies.  But small and medium sized businesses are just as vulnerable to a cyber attack – if not more so. Any size business can be infiltrated through different types of internet vulnerabilities.  Many small and medium sized businesses are particularly susceptible because they

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