Top 10 Ways Your Network Security Is at Risk

The recent ransomware cyberattacks in the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the globe remind us how vulnerable businesses can be to cyber criminals. During the last three years, Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams targeted more than 400 U.S. businesses every day and cost those companies $3 billion. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks: they…Continue Reading

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How to Remove Network Security Vulnerabilities

If your business operated with trade secrets and you knew there was a way your competition could access those secrets, you would seal that hole. If you knew your proprietary information was at risk, you would fix the issue. Removing network security vulnerabilities is one of the best things you can do for the future…Continue Reading

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CIOTech Taking Proactive Efforts for Global Ransomware Outbreak “WannaCry”

CIO Technology Solutions is actively monitoring the announcement of the recently discovered Microsoft computer security exploit, WannaCry. This ransomware infection of specific vulnerable Microsoft windows systems has infected thousands worldwide, and we are taking necessary precautions to mitigate any potential risks. The specific delivery vectors are still being investigated. However, there are several potential sources…Continue Reading

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The Importance of Network Security for Small Businesses

Small businesses are easy targets for hackers and cyber criminals for a very obvious reason. They often have valuable data with very few safeguards. If you are a small business owner, here is what you need to know about cybersecurity and why investing in it is one of the most important investments you can make…Continue Reading

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7 Ways to Protect Your Business from Security Risks

Cybersecurity was once thought to be a threat only larger and more well-known companies needed to be concerned with. Cyber criminals primarily targeted these larger entities, in part, because of their implied deeper pockets. There is also a certain level of prestige for some vanity-driven hackers when causing business disruption to a large brand. Lately,…Continue Reading

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10 Reasons Why Your Company’s a Hacker’s Dream

In the beginning days of cyber crime, it was the large companies with deep pockets that the criminals targeted. That is no longer the case. In fact, they prefer companies that have valuable data and little security. Are you that company? While predicting cyber attacks are like predicting lightning strikes, it is possible to understand…Continue Reading

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Top 3 Worst Computer Viruses Ever Created

What makes a computer virus particularly awful? The most obvious point is how destructive it is from a dollar perspective. But it doesn’t matter how destructive it is if it isn’t convincing enough to get people infected. We’ve compiled a list of the worst computer viruses ever created – taking into account the damage they…Continue Reading

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8 Ways to Avoid Being Hacked when Traveling

Being hacked is a concern for most of us nowadays. You can’t skim a newspaper without seeing some security breach, not to mention it was a major point of contention during election time. Were elections at risk from foreign hackers? Were emails read? We’ll save the political arguments for another time, but data security is…Continue Reading

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5 Tips to Prevent Phishing Scams from Infecting Your Business

Phishing scams are making the news again. This time a very believable scam targets Google users. If you think you know everything about protecting yourself, be aware that many tech savvy users were duped on this one. Here’s how they did it and how you can protect your business and employees. What is a Phishing…Continue Reading

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10 Ways to Secure Your Data and Prevent Hacking

Let’s face it, our lives are online nowadays. Whether it’s business information, bank accounts, bill pay, our car, our smart house, or any number of activities we complete online, just being on the Interwebs makes us all vulnerable to hacking. But there are ways you can avoid getting hacked, and whether you’re “techy” or not,…Continue Reading

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