Remind your employees that office computers are not for personal information!

It’s an employee’s first day on the job, and you’ve given them a fantastic new PC or laptop that will help them work at their best. However, what your employee does with it from then on can potentially cost you big time in productivity, data loss, or even a network-wide cyber attack.

Cybercrime cinema: Hackers in Hollywood

Cybercrime is a prevalent threat to businesses, thanks in part to hackers who break into computer systems, control them, steal information, and cause a lot of damage. A Clark School study at the University of Maryland revealed that a hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds.

Don’t fall for these popular online scams

Gamblers and con men say there’s a sucker born every minute, but you don’t have to enter a casino or gambling joint to be one. Just use your computer and you’ll find that the internet is bursting with online scams in search of victims. These scams have been around for decades and exist mainly because of naivety and ignorance.

The risks and rewards of using SIEM for small businesses

Large corporations are often believed to be the main targets of cybercriminals, but the truth is far more disturbing. Small Business Trends reported that 43% of cyberattacks actually target small businesses, and only 14% believe that they can effectively deal with these attacks.

Threats darken cloud services

The clouds that tickle our imagination come in many shapes and sizes, and are unreachable. Scientists say that the ones closest to Earth hover at about 6.500 feet. Knowing this, you might think that cloud computing — where personal data is stored and accessed over the internet — is also beyond the reach of others, especially cybercriminals.

Cybercrime bigger than the drug trade

Interview with Capstone IT’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Topper on why small- and medium-sized businesses are more susceptible to online threats

Mention drug lords and the names that come to mind are Joaquín Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, Pablo “The King of Cocaine” Escobar, and Griselda “The Black Widow” Blanco, among others.

5 Common cybersecurity mistakes that businesses continue to make

With half of the world’s population now having access to the internet, cybercrime has become one of the biggest challenges of modern times. Some estimates put the global cost of cybercrime to $6 trillion dollars per year by 2021. The widespread use of network technologies is fast outpacing our ability to stay secure.

Launch an effective employee cyber-security awareness training to protect your business

Humans are the first and last line of defense when it comes to information security. Technology streamlines work processes and reinforces office policies, but it’s only as effective as your employees are at following and understanding the rules. That’s why compliance regulations place a strong emphasis on the importance of security awareness training.

6 Telltale signs of hacking

In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," the narrator murders an old man because of his blue “vulture-like” eye and hides the dismembered body under the floorboards of the victim’s home. When the police arrive to investigate, the narrator tells them that the old man went on a trip and shows them the victim’s room.

4 Things you should never do online

Are you sharing your life with over three billion people online? Believe it or not, that’s what most people are doing whenever they use the internet and post something on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Instead of keeping their personal information safe and secure, many individuals choose to brag about their new car, home, job promotion, and other juicy details that don’t belong next to a friend’s cute cat video.

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