#security

Why Security Awareness Training Sucks

Why Security Awareness Training Sucks

THE HUMAN-FIREWALL

Cyber-Security and Information Security are huge topics in the tech world. For most tech guys, security is their favorite topic. Add to that, most tech guys think they’re experts at it. In order to protect a tech environment a tech guy will implement things like… Firewalls, Anti-Virus Software, Anti-Malware Software, Computer Policies, Content Filters, Spam Filters, Monitoring Systems, and the list goes on and on.

Small Businesses Get Hacked The Most

Small Businesses Get Hacked The Most

HACKY SACK

Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report states that the most hacked business sector is Small Business. 43%. Damn! No matter how you slice it. It’s not good. It does make sense though... And that’s because small businesses typically have less structure when it comes to tech. Most small businesses wing their tech. And it shows. It is in part why I started Get Your Tech Right.

You Don't Need Everyone's Password

You Don't Need Everyone's Password

WHAT’S YOUR PASSWORD?

Something I see quite a lot in small business is the practice of keeping a list of everyone’s password. Typically it’s an Excel workbook with everyone’s name, email address and password. So why would some do this? Well… They do this so in case someone is out for the day they can login as them and handle their tasks. It’s part of being a small business.

4 Things Your Small Business Can Do To Protect Itself From Cyber Attacks

4 Things Your Small Business Can Do To Protect Itself From Cyber Attacks

KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE?

How well is your business protected from the onslaught of Cyberattacks? It’s a tough question to answer. And one that many small business owners just aren’t qualified to answer. According to a report published by Vistage in 2018 called “Cyber threats and Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses,” 62% of small businesses don’t have an up-to-date or active cybersecurity strategy in place. One reason is that many small businesses don’t have the time, personnel or skills to take on Cybersecurity.

The Case For Multi-Factor Authentication

The Case For Multi-Factor Authentication

ARE YOU THE KEYMASTER?

The number one recommendation from Microsoft to secure your tech environment is multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication or MFA for short, is when you login to an account using your username and password another factor for identification. This can be using something like using an Authenticator app on your phone, a text message, or a hardware device to allow you to login. But it’s not just Microsoft that recommends you use multi-factor authentication to protect your company data

What Antivirus Do You Use?

What Antivirus Do You Use?

Ask any tech guy out there what antivirus software they like and be ready for a dissertation ad nauseum. If you attend any tech conference at some point someone will ask you the age old question… What antivirus software do you use? For most techs what antivirus software they recommend is akin to religion. They’ll fight tooth and nail to prove that they’re right. Why?

5 Questions To Ask When You're Hacked

5 Questions To Ask When You're Hacked

Every business in the world is being attacked right now. Yep. Everyone. Don’t believe me? Check your tech telemetry. You do have tech telemetry in place don’t you? Now just because you’re being attacked doesn’t mean the hacker has entered your environment. But eventually an attack will get through. You see, hacking is a numbers game. It may be as simple as an email than lands in your co-workers inbox. Or someone clicking on a web link.

Phishing In Florida

Phishing In Florida

PHISH PHISH

Yesterday I was doing a security review and for a company that had just been used as a player in a phishing scheme. Here’s how it went down. The Start. One of the employees clicked on a phishing email message. This took the person a phishing website. The person then entered their login information. The cyber crime was now half done. Fast forward to the future.

So What Is This Single Sign On Thing All About?

So What Is This Single Sign On Thing All About?

I work with a handful clients that use single sign-on. What is single sign-on you ask? Single sign-on is an access control process where you the end-user uses a single user ID and password to access a multitude of apps and services. In other words... You just need 1 username and password to access all of your business apps wherever they are. Single sign-on also known as SSO can help your business in the following ways.