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
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
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,
Multifunction printers (MFPs) are getting a lot of attention in the security arena these days as they have become a common target for unscrupulous characters. For the most obvious reason, MFPs can present a security threat simply because of the potential for confidential information to be left sitting on the output tray. However, today’s MFPs are
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.
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
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
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,