IT Support Blog for Small Business Owners

What is Multi-factor Authentication and Why You Need it Now

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/5/20 12:06 PM

If there’s one security feature you must absolutely implement right away it’s multi-factor authentication (MFA). Yes, you could make a case that your firewall, anti-virus, or user management system is the number one security measure. It’s true that you need some of those before you can even get to MFA, but nobody can debate the effectiveness of MFA. 

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Topics: Security threats facing small businesses, IT security, network security, IT Cyber Security, IT Password Security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, multifactor authentication, security tools, two factor authentication, security features

Stop Ignoring Risks of Shadow IT

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/21/20 10:18 AM

Businesses today depend on a wide variety of technologies to run their day-to-day operations. Some companies prefer to keep their network on-premise in their office so they have more control over it, while most others are moving some or all of their business applications to the cloud.

Regardless of where your data resides, your IT department or managed IT provider should have a list of important protocols to ensure every application and device on your network is properly managed for optimum performance and to reduce the risks of a data breach.

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Topics: managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, Shadow IT, Application Sprawl, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Beware of New COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/14/20 5:12 PM

We’re seeing a surge in phishing scams over the past few months as we continue to deal with the current worldwide pandemic.

Events that cause mass hysteria and urgency are breeding grounds for sophisticated phishing scams. So as you can imagine at the onset of COVID-19 -- with the increase in online communication for things such as filing for unemployment, increase in online shopping, and the general shift to a remote workforce – there have been several opportunities for scammers to work their way into your inbox and do what they do best.

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Topics: managed cybersecurity services, phishing scams, COVID-19 scams, cybersecurity awareness

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