The Cloud-Based Business

The Cloud Based Business It’s closer than you think About 18 months ago we began working with a large local construction firm that hates servers. They hate buying them, installing them, backing them up. “It’s 2018,” the CEO said to me, “Why do I still have servers?” Many of our customers are expressing the same sentiment. As people grow more … Read More

What the Presbyterian Healthcare Breach Can Teach Our Businesses

If they can’t secure their email, what makes you think you can? Pres Healthcare suffered a breach of customer information in May of this year. As is their obligation under the New Mexico Breach Notification Statute, they have published information on when and how the attack occurred and how many records were affected. Here’s what we do know: Around May … Read More

Could Your Office 365 Account Get Ransomware?

Yes. And here’s what you can do about it… Many of our customers are migrating away from traditional file servers in favor of Microsoft Teams or Sharepoint through Office 365. This system has lots of advantages – it’s becoming more and more integrated into Windows and Microsoft Office, you don’t need VPNs to gain secure access to your file shares, … Read More

New Email Phishing Scams – Payroll Diversion

Email Scam Report – Payroll diversion schemes are one the rise The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says that Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams are continuing to grow with a 100% increase between May 2018 and July 2019. Besides the run-of-the-mill scams where fraudsters redirect wire transfers to their own accounts instead of a business partner, IC3 has also … Read More

How to tell if your password has been hacked.

Here’s how to tell if your password has been hacked. Another day, and another 122k personal identifications hacked. This week it was Providence Health Plan, but it could be your company. Its yet another reminder to keep a good, strong, unique password for every web service you use. This makes it important to use a password manager to store all … Read More

Why are people still getting hacked?

Last week was Def Con, the world’s largest hacker convention. Here are some quotes from some of the world’s most experienced hackers on why people still get hacked: “Because we don’t concentrate on the easy stuff. People need to use password managers. People need to you know segment there they are their social media profiles their email accounts and stop … Read More

Are “phishing” attacks on your company email driving you crazy?

Here’s a trick we used to help one of our customers filter out attacks from the noise of real emails. Like many of you, our customers get way too many email attacks every day. These attackers are after our users’ email passwords. We found one new way to help even relatively untrained users to distinguish real coworker emails from attacks … Read More

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to update immediately

Make sure you are keeping up with your security patches, this one is critical. Microsoft is warning Windows 10 users to update their operating system immediately because of two “critical” vulnerabilities. The company said the vulnerabilities are potentially “wormable,” meaning affected computers could spread viruses and malware without any action on the user’s part. There are “potentially hundreds of millions … Read More

Business Email Compromises = $12.5 Billion In Losses

“Man In The Middle Attacks Are On The Rise In July 2018, the FBI reported that Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) had generated more than $12.5 billion from October 2013–May 2018. A whopping $7.2 billion of these losses happened between December 2016 and May 2018. Fraud enabled through Email Account Compromise is lucrative for criminals and … Read More

The Biggest Tech Risks To Business of 2019 (part 2)

There are lots of internet scams out there, but this is one of the most persistent and pervasive I have seen in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. Scam number two : The Cryptolock/Ransomware Virus This one requires a little more tech savvy to understand and prevent, so you may need to ask your IT team to ensure you have the … Read More