Network Week in Review: Don’t Be A Sitting Duck For Hackers

With headlines full of cyber-attacks and security breaches victims, it is time to take the risks seriously. One of the most common scams today is the phishing scam. Cyber criminals can spoof e-mail addresses to trick people into thinking the message is legitimate. Scammers often use fake CEO or manager e-mails to get lower-level employees to open the message. Criminals will do anything to trick people into opening fraudulent e-mails.

Knowledge is power and a critical component of cyber readiness is having on-demand insight of anomalous activities, suspicious changes, potentially harmful misconfigurations or any other malicious activities occurring internally on your network. Promptly detect and remove threats before they cause damage.

No matter how “bomb-proof” we make your network, you and your employees can still invite a hacker in if you click on a link or open an attachment in an e-mail sent by a cyber criminal. Some spam is obvious, but others are VERY cleverly designed to sneak past all the filters and trick the recipient into opening the door. Known as a “phishing” e-mail, this still is the #1 way hackers circumvent firewalls, filters and antivirus, so it’s critical that you know how to spot a threatening e-mail. We also talk about “smishing” in one of our weekly TEK Tips.

The success and survival of your business will be determined by your ability to overcome security threats or breaches. You need a cyber readiness plan that includes elements of prevention, continuity and recovery strategies.

Download your free copy of this Executive Report to discover:

  • The #1 threat to your business that even the BEST firewalls and antivirus software can’t protect against.
  • The biggest security risks with cloud computing and what you need to do to stay safe if you’re going to store client data, confidential data and financial information in the cloud.
  • A common misconception about business bank fraud that will shock you – and 3 simple things you can do to protect your bank account from unauthorized access and theft.
  • How to keep your network secure with the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud applications, e-mail, and social media sites connecting to your computer network.

Whether you, or your company, now has a remote work environment or if you’re thinking about pulling the trigger, we do have a solution for you.

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