Entries by Entech

Why It Is Important to Secure & Patch Your Systems

Patching your software may feel a little time-consuming, especially when you’re facing lots of new updates. But if you fail to create a patching policy, you may invite significant security risks into your business. From hackers to ransomware, here are some of the dangers of failing to patch.

4 IT risk assessment blunders to avoid

IT risk assessments may be an integral part of your security management plan – but not all businesses know how to conduct a proper risk assessment. Here’s what to look out for.

4 reasons your SMB should be concerned about a data breach

Data breaches don’t just cause financial losses – they damage reputations and frustrate small businesses. Recent studies show that over 47% of SMBs experienced a cyber attack in the last year, and around 44% suffered multiple attacks. Here’s why this should matter to you.

Identity theft: Best practices for protection

Identity theft is a serious problem — one that is continuing to get worse. According to news outlet CNBC, more than 15 million consumers were affected by identity theft in 2016, at a cost of $16 billion. We interviewed Carrie Kerskie, President of Griffon Force, and an identity theft expert to learn more about this problem.

Identity theft: Understanding the threat [Part 1]

Understanding identity theft scams is your first step to staying safe. In part 1 of this 2-part series with expert Carrie Kerskie, we’ll discuss current identity theft trends and the three red flags that can help you identify a scam before you provide sensitive information.

Anatomy of a data breach – what we learned from Target

Although Target is a multi-million-dollar company, every business owner can learn from the corporation’s 2013 data security event. Here we cover the major points of the data breach, including why the breach occurred, how Target responded, and what we can learn from the outcome.

7 best practices to protect your data online

It’s no exaggeration to say that most people in the US connected to the internet have been affected by a cybersecurity incident in the last few years. The good news is that it’s possible to stay safe and protected online. Here are 7 top ways to protect your business and personal data.