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April 2018 Cyber Security Tips

network firewall and security

IT Security Tip #66: Routers are $100 at the big-box stores – why do I need a $900 firewall AND pay a maintenance fee? Routers and firewalls can be confusing – they essentially serve the same purpose of distributing Internet to devices on the network. A router like you’d purchase at a big-box store is designed to serve the needs … Read more

Panera Bread Leaks Data

hacked customer data

Panera Bread Serves Up More Than Cookies. Over the last 8 months, almost whoever wanted them could gain access to millions of Panera customer records.  According to a report by krebsonsecurity.com, a whistle-blower made Panera aware of a huge flaw in the way it stored customer data on their website in the summer of 2017.  However, they took no action … Read more

March 2018 Cyber Security Tips

protect your email accounts

IT Security Tip #62: Change your name, and I don’t mean the last one Too often we see e-mail usernames and prefixes the same across multiple free e-mail services. For example: jimmy67chevy@aol.com jimmy67chevy@gmail.com jimmy67chevy@yahoo.com jimmy67chevy@icloud.com This makes the work of hackers and cybercriminals way too easy. With the first part easy to figure out, they can get access to other … Read more

February 2018 Cyber Security Tips

protect your business from spam and phishing attacks

IT Security Tip #61: Start with the basics! You’ve heard the advice countless times before: you must have antivirus software and a strong firewall. However, in this day and age, there is more to the security “basics” than a solid firewall. What about the employee who inadvertently clicks on an e-mail on her phone from a foreign ambassador trying to … Read more

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