Coordinated Business Systems Blog / Security (5)

To Open or Not to Open an Email – Avoid Letting a Virus Into Your Office With This Phishing Email Decision Tree

This handy infogrphic can help yu decide when you should (and shouldn't) open an email.

Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly targeted as cybercriminals learn to use marketing principles to personalize their emails. Unsuspecting people open these emails, click on links or open documents that seem legitimate, and open the door for a virus or ransomware to ransack the …

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Hackers are Lazy – Why Are You Making Life Easy for Them?

Like burglars, cybercriminals don't want to work all that hard to break into your network. By following network security best practices, you can make your company's data less appealing - and more work for - hackers.

It's a fact that most criminals just don't want to work all that hard. Burglars would rather enter through an unlocked door or window than attempt a break in. “The overwhelming number of burglars are unskilled people who go through open or unlocked windows and doors,” says Leonard Sip …

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Why Mock Phishing Might Catch You More Grief Than Good With Your Employees

Your business security has evolved - but so have phishing scams. Is your SMB protected?

Technology has seeped into all areas of our lives — remote work environments, cell phones, appliances, doorbells, even some thermostats have wireless connectivity. This makes the sheer number of devices a single person manages on a daily basis a little overwhelming. And, with so many …

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7 Deadly Sins of SMB Cybersecurity [Free Infographic]

7 Deadly Sins of Cybersecurity

Information security pitfalls are everywhere. It's no fun to read blog posts all the time. So to take a break, we've put together an easy-to-read infographic to visually show you the seven most deadly sins of cybersecurity! We don't think that's hyperbole. Many small and medium busine …

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I Have an IT Staff – I Don't Need a Managed IT Partner to Help Secure and Manage My Network

You have an IT team but here's why you should consider managed IT anyway

Your business, our business, your competition's business, everyone's business today relies on a secure, scalable IT network and an IT infrastructure that supports business goals and allows a company to thrive. Offices that don't secure their networks and business information are putti …

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How Much Will a Data Breach Cost You? It Depends

Can a single security breach bleed your SMB dry? It might.

We've written about security quite a bit – and our open house last month was focused on security topics. As we bring more managed network services to you, we'll continue to focus on security issues – risk, cost, tips, etc. Most business leaders we talk to understand, at least generall …

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Some Day Your Nigerian Prince Will Come – 9 Simple Tips to Dodge Phishing Emails

You built your security right so your SMB couldn't ever get hacked.....right?

Even companies that do everything right when they built their security infrastructure can still be hacked. The sad fact is, the weak point in every cybersecurity system is you and the people you work with. Hacks and data breaches do occur because of disgruntled employees. The majority …

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Do You Have the Time and Expertise to Manage Network Security Yourself?

Does you IT staff have time time and knowledge to handle your EVERY IT need?

What's the best use of your IT staff's time? Companies increasingly have the option to hire IT expertise to handle their IT infrastructure – from your website to your hardware to your servers to your network security, there is an service provider that can do it for you. Why would you …

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Fear, Information Security, and Chicken Little

The sky is falling thanks to hackers, cybercrime, and ransomware - but not on your SMB with the help of Managed Network Services.

When we started to include managed networks into our services for clients, we immediately realized how serious an issue cybersecurity is. The amount of malware in the world and the tenacity of cybercriminals is stunning. A research report written by CSIS and sponsored by McAfee puts t …

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