Category: Security

Multi-factor Authentication: What is it and why should I use it?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) (which includes two-factor authentication (2FA)), according to Wikipedia, is a login method requiring two or more pieces of the following: knowledge (something only the user knows, like a username/password combination), possession (something only the user has, such as an app on their cell phone or a security token), inherence (something the user […]

April Fool’s Phishing: the joke’s not on you

With April Fool’s fast approaching, it seems like a good time to review some phishing email tips so the joke isn’t on you. Email is still the number one communication method, which makes it the perfect avenue for scammers and other malicious actors looking to get the highest return on their activities. One of the […]

Why Should We Implement Security Awareness Training?

First, what is security awareness training? This is training, usually done on a recurring basis, that helps users understand different threats they might be exposed to during their personal and work lives, typically focusing on the digital realm. The goal of the training is to elevate users’ awareness of these threats so they can recognize […]

An Easy Way to Secure Your Business

Are you drowning in the constant media coverage of data breaches and security incidents? Most of the media news is focused on the breach and how it happened rather than what small businesses can do to protect themselves. Are you looking for some simple steps to take to make your business more secure? You’re in […]

October is Cybersecurity Month

Next month is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What is cybersecurity? Google defines cybersecurity as “the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this”. The technology industry uses it as an umbrella term to cover anything from the anti-virus protection on your home computer to […]

Password Managers

So many *choose your own explicative* passwords to remember with different requirements!!! Ugh, there must be a way to remember them all without writing them on post-it notes!! Hello Password Manager! What is a password manager and why should I use one? According to Wikipedia, a password manager “assists in generating and retrieving complex passwords, […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What is cybersecurity? Google defines cybersecurity as “the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this”. The technology industry uses it as an umbrella term to cover anything from the anti-virus protection on your home computer to […]