Basic Security Awareness Training is no longer sufficient

There has been an alarming rise in phishing scams which has resulted in large volumes of data being accessed illegally by cyber criminals – phishing scams such as the Bell Canada Scam, KRACK Attack, Netflix Scam, Google Docs Phishing Scam, and many more.

Phishing scams are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect. It’s no wonder protecting an organization from cyber-attacks has become one of the most common security challenges that an organization faces today in keeping their data secure. Continue reading Basic Security Awareness Training is no longer sufficient

Backups becoming more desirable for Ransomware hackers

With all the ransomware attacks that have occurred, like CryptoWall, WannaCry, Petya, there’s a lot of chatter on the Internet about precautionary measures and solutions. One popular solution that’s being talked about is having a good backup for your data. But can having a good back up keep the ransomware attacks at bay? Continue reading Backups becoming more desirable for Ransomware hackers

It’s time to test your employees’ phishing awareness.

On a given day, you tend to get anywhere from less than 10 emails to about a few hundred. Out of these emails, there’s a good chance you will get at least one or two phishing emails, which somehow bypassed your spam filter and other security rules that you have in place. If your spam filter is not currently active, turn it ON as soon as possible. Continue reading It’s time to test your employees’ phishing awareness.

Protect yourself and your company from Vishing Attacks

You would think, being vigilant of cyber criminals that are trying to exploit us via phishing emails were enough, now we have to protect ourselves from Vishing attacks. Vishing, is just a new take on the old scam of phishing.

In one version of vishing, you will receive the typical phishing email, but instead of giving you instructions to click on a link or directing you to a fake/malicious Internet site, you’re given a “Customer Service” phone number with instructions to call the number and provide the requested information over the phone. Those who call the phone number, which is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) account and not an actual, legitimate business or financial institution, are led through a series of voice-prompted menus that ask for your personal data, such as your account number, password, and other critical confidential information. Continue reading Protect yourself and your company from Vishing Attacks

How to block unwanted email accounts from Office 365

By Niki Eyyani

You may be wondering why anyone would need to block an email account in Office 365. The answer is simple, it’s to keep your organization protected from malicious email accounts. As we all know phishing attacks are one of the biggest security challenges both individuals and companies face in keeping their information secure. Hackers attack via email to gain access to passwords, credit card information, or other sensitive data. So, not only should we be more vigilant, when we receive fraud emails, by confirming the authenticity of the emails before sharing any information, but you can also protect your organization by blocking malicious email accounts from your Office 365 and prevent these phishing emails from even reaching your organization’s inboxes. Continue reading How to block unwanted email accounts from Office 365