29: Trust But Verify

29: Trust But Verify
Trust is the glue that holds society together. But it’s also what allows criminals and con men to take advantage of us. This week we’ll give you some tips on how you may be placing trust in the wrong people or technology, and help you verify that trust is well-earned. Events (new!) Small Business Ransomware ...

Removing Malware—A Step By Step Guide For Microsoft Windows

Removing Malware—A Step By Step Guide For Microsoft Windows
Word Of Warning No matter how hard you work at securing your small office/SOHO network and computers—someone, somehow, somewhere will unknowingly allow malicious malware into the system. The chances of recovery are better if you have planned for this scenario and are prepared to respond quickly. This post serves at least two purposes, first helping ...

5 InfoSec Podcasts You Should Listen To

5 InfoSec Podcasts You Should Listen To
It seems that someone is poking or prodding our digital stuff 24 x 7. It’s incredibly hard to keep up with all the big hacks, patches, and vulnerabilities that might affect you. We’re here to help! Recently we posted 5 Security Blogs You Should Be Reading to help you stay on top of the news. ...

5 Excellent Data Recovery Tools

5 Excellent Data Recovery Tools
Failure is not an option; it’s included with the device One of Murphy’s Laws could easily state: Failure is not an option, it’s included with the device. Time has demonstrated that computers, including all devices that store data, will eventually fail. Boston Computing Network states that 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due ...

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for IE

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for IE
First post of this series: Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Chrome Second post of this series: Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Firefox Background This post on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is the third in a series on browser security. Browser security has become especially critical for small businesses. Stop for just a moment ...

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Firefox

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Firefox
First post of this series: Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Chrome Background This post on Mozilla’s Firefox is the second in a series on browser security. Browser security has become especially critical for small businesses. Stop for just a moment and consider the types of business transactions that take place via the browser. Things ...

5 Security Blogs You Should Be Reading

Monday afternoon I sat in a security briefing full of IT professionals from around the city of Memphis. As the presenter discussed the topic at hand, it was obvious that many of the participants didn’t have any idea what was being discussed. The few questions posed told me that folks aren’t keeping up with what’s going on ...

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Chrome

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Chrome
Background Securing the online experience begins at the browser level. For many of us, the browser is so prevalent we treat it like a phone or TV, i.e., that is, we take it for granted and never stop and think about how it works. It is so entrenched in the operating system or the desktop; ...

28: Cloud Backup Services

28: Cloud Backup Services
If you aren’t backing up your data to an off-site location, YOU SHOULD BE! Cloud backup services are a great option for off-site backups. This week we tell you what to look for in a cloud service, and give you a couple of our favorite recommendations. Download Download episode transcript (PDF) Links Lessons Learned From ...

Lessons Learned From a Ransomware Attack

Lessons Learned From a Ransomware Attack
First I got a call. I was in “the zone” so I let it go to voice mail. Seconds later I got an email notification across my screen from the same customer. I knew someone was in a panic. Her voice-mail told me that something was screwy on the file server. They couldn’t open any ...