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Sneaky Ways Cybercriminals Attack Your Network

And What You Can Do To Prevent It NOW

If you own a small business, your business is a target for hackers. According to a report by 4iQ, a cyber security analyst firm, from 2017 to 2019, there was a 424% increase in the number of attacks on small businesses.

Telltale signs it’s time to upgrade your Mac

Innovative as they may be, Macs don’t last forever. Though Apple has often been lauded for its powerful, long-lasting hardware performance, there comes a time to replace your device like any other.

Some experts optimistically estimate that the average Mac lifespan is 10 years.

Top tips for backing up your PC

As any tech expert will tell you, backing up your files is essential to keeping your data safe and secure. This is especially crucial for those retaining confidential client information, such as companies in the finance or healthcare industry. In fact, a study by University of Texas revealed that 94% of companies that suffer catastrophic data loss close down.

Why you need cybersecurity assessments

As cybercrime tactics grow increasingly sophisticated, the need for cutting-edge security frameworks has become ever-more critical in recent years.

According to statistics by RiskBased, data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019 alone, most of which were “financially motivated.

Recovering from COVID-19: Tips to rebuild your small business

No one has been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than small businesses. In New York, 55% of small businesses here shut down and employment fell by 40%. Many big businesses have closed down as well, but the outlook for small businesses is grimmer because they have fewer resources than large corporations.

The biggest threats to Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Everyone who uses the internet is exposed to cyberthreats, which is unfortunate because we practically live online. We express ourselves on social media, communicate with family and colleagues via email and messaging apps, and even operate web-enabled gadgets also known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The rise of business email compromise (BEC) amid the pandemic

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, business email compromise (BEC) has been one of the most pervasive forms of cybercrimes. In fact, from 2013 to 2019, there were more than 70,000 victims of BEC scams worldwide.

According to the FBI, some of the most recent examples of pandemic-related BEC scams capitalize on coronavirus-related situations and reasons to ask for payments and change standard payment methods.

Instant messaging apps: The indispensable productivity tool in the age of remote work

The coronavirus outbreak has driven businesses in New York and all over the world to implement remote work setups in order to keep operations afloat. And because face-to-face communication isn’t always viable in this new arrangement, employees are using technology tools to reach out to vendors and clients, exchange information with their peers, and collaborate with their team.

Beware of these COVID-19-themed phishing scams

As if a health pandemic is not causing enough chaos for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in New York to deal with, phishers are also taking advantage of weak IT security and poor cybersecurity habits to unleash different kinds of COVID-19-themed scams.