Archive for the Security Category

Why Are Unknown USB Sticks a Security Risk?

USB Stick Risk

USB drives have been around for a few decades, and they’ve been a small but significant part of how companies operate and share information. They allowed for easy file-sharing before WiFi and they let you carry around your most important files and in-progress projects before cloud-based storage or easy-access online portfolios. But there is an increasing number of reasons to

IT Support For Businesses in LA: Helping You Make Difficult Decisions About Cyberecurity

cybersecurity

Protecting your company from costly data breaches and cybersecurity attacks is critical. Running a small business doesn’t make you invisible to cyber criminals; they’ll notice you. Often, they’ll target you for your sensitive data (e.g. customer credit card numbers, SSNs, employee files), and sometimes for other motives, such as to cause mischief by bringing down your website. A recent article

Cyber Security Checklist – Is Your Organization Ready?

cyber security checklist

Larger organizations seem to make all the headlines when they have a security breach, but even smaller organizations are targets for hackers as well.  2014 became the year in which small to medium-sized organizations were actually the biggest target of cyber attacks.  Listed below is a cyber security checklist to help prevent your organization from succumbing to an attack and

Stegoloader Malware is Still a Threat to EMRs (Electronic Medical Records)

Stegoloader Malware

It is unfortunate the very industry that works so diligently to offer potentially life-saving services to the populace is often the target of hackers, ransomware, malware and viruses.  But it is precisely because of their need to gather very personal information, that hospitals, medical centers and the like are often targets for data breaches and exploitation. For example, Stegoloader Malware. In

Three Major Ways to Increase Cyber Security in 2017

Cyber Security in 2017

Businesses are continuously under the threat of a cyber attack. The motives include financial gain and the destruction of customers’ trust. No business, regardless of its size, exists beyond notice of cyber criminals. What can your business do to increase cyber security in 2017? The following are three major steps: 1) Take all possible precautions with devices you introduce to

Security Alert! – Fake Email Asking for HIPAA Audit

HIPAA Audit

If you are a small to medium-sized organization, please be aware that as recently as December of 2016, evidence has surfaced of a new phishing email.  In truth, it is actually a fake email asking for a HIPAA audit due to a supposed privacy and security breach of protected health information (PHI) in your establishment. The email looks like an