Managed IT Services in Northeast Ohio
09 Apr 2015

Be Aware Of These Social Engineering Tricks

Social engineering (SE)  is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information.  While the term itself is relatively new, the idea goes back to the beginning of time.  Those who use social engineering online today are called phishers or scammers, and in the old days they would have simply been called con men.


12 Feb 2015

How To Overcome The IT Security Poverty Line

What is the IT Security Poverty Line?  It’s the place where your business has the minimally acceptable level of security needed to fend off an “opportunistic adversary”, which is basically a hacker who takes advantages of security weaknesses in a network.  In 2014, 85% of cyberattacks were opportunistic.


25 Jan 2015

5 Steps To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Your computer will not just “get infected” with ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your files and requires a specified amount of money to unlock them.  You have to click on something or open something (perhaps unintentionally) to activate the trigger.  Last year, CryptoLocker ransomware got a lot of attention, and we’re now dealing with CryptoWall, which is a variant of CryptoLocker.


17 Apr 2014

5 Ways Employees Risk IT Security

Some of the greatest threats to the IT security of your small business can come from you and your employees. This isn’t to say that we’re all lazy.  Actually, it’s quite the opposite.  Most of us simply don’t know the steps to take or think we’re too busy to deal with it, so we unintentionally risk exposing company data to people who could cause damage.