Since their creation 1994, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates have been required for websites that share confidential information. They work by encrypting all the traffic between your web browser and a website, making it harder for someone to track what you are looking at from your workstation.
There is a direct connection between your company’s security and productivity. How? The more technology downtime you experience, the less time you have to get your work done, and the less available you are to your clients and customers. But here’s the good news: with […]
In November 2018 our VP of Business Solutions – Pat Cooke presented a webinar on Right-Sized IT Security
& Compliance. This is now recorded and available to view below:
There was a time when strong passwords were good enough to protect your information. More recent wisdom recommends we use passphrases, which are longer and much harder to crack.
Today, as phishing attempts get more sophisticated, you must adapt accordingly because passwords alone don’t cut it […]
“Imagine a typical Seattle weather day (excluding July and August maybe). You’re heading out for a mixed day of fun and errands that may include visiting the local farmers market, taking the dog for a walk, making a trip to a taco truck, and maybe a hike around Discovery Park. You’ll do some walking, some driving and move between indoors and outdoors. How do you dress for this multi-faceted excursion? Layers. The answer is always layers.”
“The typical computer network usually has a closet full of skeletons. Now, there could be more than one closet in any organization, but here I speak of the IT closet, and its name is convenience. It is filled with seemingly harmless security compromises designed to make work more enjoyable, and in the short term, more productive. Filling this closet usually occurs slowly over time, not overnight, and the effects can have serious consequences.”
I’m sure you’re aware of the constant drumbeat of security compromises and alerts in the media and or more directly aware of them through friends and business contact’s experience. It’s probably safe to assume you’re of the mind that you want to be doing all […]
We regularly see cases of successful phishing attacks. Most of them involve people being conned into sharing valuable personal information with unauthorized parties. This is usually done over email but sometimes involves a phone call.
A frequent scam goes like this. You receive an email from […]
You probably heard about the ransomware attack named “WannaCry” that swept the world on May 12, 2017. It was the largest ransomware attack to date, affecting millions of people and crippling businesses in more than 100 countries.
When the virus was discovered, I sent an email […]