What are Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and How to Find the Right One

If you’ve ever wondered what Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are and how to find the right one, this article is for you. We’ll explore what MSPs are and give tips on finding an MSP that fits your business well. First, let’s look at what MSPs are. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer IT services for businesses …

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Fake Flash messages are being used as a cover for a new ‘botnet’ campaign. If you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge you could be a target.

Which of these phishing scams have you heard of?

You’ve heard of phishing, we’re sure. It’s where criminals send you an email, pretending to be someone else (like your bank), to try to get sensitive information from you. But what about vishing? And smishing? And whaling? These are all forms of phishing designed to steal your information, and ultimately your money. We explore each …

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It is the fastest growing crime on the planet…

Ransomware is terrifying. Just terrifying. It’s the fastest growing crime on the planet… but what does ransomware mean to you? Imagine switching on your work computer one morning. And instead of the screen you normally see, the screen has gone totally red. There’s a message telling you your business’s data has been locked. And the …

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What is gained from Cybersecurity and Physical Security Convergence?

It amazes me that I still sometimes hear people talking about cybersecurity (logical security) and physical security as if they’re separate issues to address and manage. Today, in our connected world, that’s not the case at all. Our digital world has produced a convergence of physical and logical security that brings value to how you …

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Two-Factor vs. Multi-Factor Authentication: Which One is Right for You?

By now, most organizations serious about security have implemented some form of two-factor or multi-factor authentication. While both have been around for a long time and widely discussed and debated in security circles, they garnered the spotlight in mainstream media several years ago when Hollywood actresses had their iCloud accounts hacked and technology journalist Mat Honan was hacked, …

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Four Tips for Safe and Secure Holiday Shopping – Buyer Be Aware!

Post-Thanksgiving shopping has changed. Black Friday now begins on Thursday (if not sooner) and the Cyber Monday deals may last all week (or longer). But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care to protect your personal information and your finances, whether shopping with your feet in the stores or with your fingers online. Here are …

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Cybersecurity Awareness Event to Offer Practical Tips on Identity Theft Protection for Individuals and Small Businesses

 Local business owners and the general public are invited to a free Cybersecurity Awareness Event on August 17 at 6:30 PM in the Pembroke Office Park Building in Virginia Beach. Industry experts will explain – in layman’s terms – why cybersecurity is more important than ever and what practical steps individuals can take to protect …

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Understanding the Complex PCI Compliance Fines.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is the governing body that establishes the policies that all merchants that process credit cards – large and small – must follow. By following the requirements set in the PCI Data Security Standard, merchants can better protect themselves against cyber attacks and thieves trying to steal customers’ credit …

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Who enforces PCI compliance? Does PCI Matter?

As credit card data becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, industry standards have strengthened business security practices. Which ultimately ensures the privacy and safety of customer data. Credit card vendors American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa, formed the PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Standards Council came together to guide merchants toward …

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