Unfortunately, not all plugins are made equally. The perfect plugin for your site may not have been developed with the same security expectations you have for your business. Let’s go over how you can avoid accidentally installing vulnerable WordPress plugins.
Americans throw around 9.4 million tons of electronics every year., making the United States the worldwide leader in creating e-waste. Globally, only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled but the impacts of improperly disposed of computers, cabling and even virtual assistants have a big impact on our environment.
Remote working does open up your business to more cybersecurity threats. Here are the three types of threats you’ll need to make sure your IT team is prepared to handle and a safety checklist to guide your security efforts.
Researchers at TechCrunch recently discovered a vulnerability in Canadian ISP Altima Telecom's website that allowed access to their customer database through their website leaving valuable customer information available to attackers. In this blog we'll unpack how you can protect your customers in the event of exposure.
There’s an email that you need to watch out for that follows the classic phishing playbook of pretending to be a coworker with an “Urgent Request.”
Cybercriminals will go to great lengths to manipulate you into handing cash over to them and sometime they'll even seek to shame you into giving them what they want. The latest phishing scheme that's made a blip on our radar doesn't pull any punches. Learn how to spot and avoid this embarrassing email scam.
The Best and Brightest sent us the full assessment of our company based on anonymous feedback from our employees. From the report, it’s clear we stand out in two distinct categories: Employee development and teamwork. Let’s explore exactly how we promote employee growth and collaboration in our business.
MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Switchfast to their Top 100 MSSPs list for 2018. This list identifies only the best managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.
6.5 million US workers said they were affected by cyberbullying in the workplace in 2014. With the increased adoption of ubiquitous connectivity, does your company have protocols in place to protect your employees from threats coming from within the organization? We have tips for drafting your cyberbullying policy.
Attacks targeting the real estate industry are on the rise. From high-demand areas like the San Francisco apartment market to overseas suburbs, cybercriminals are targeting high-value transactions of real estate to scam would-be home owners out of their nest egg. Here's what to look out for!
Through dark web monitoring and response, sophisticated training and a dedicated virtual CISO, Switchfast offers small businesses more resources for maximum cybersecurity.
Unfortunately, many small businesses still aren’t taking the cybersecurity threats seriously, as 51% of small business leaders believe their business is not a target for cybercriminals.
When school starts, our nation turns its attention to cyber security. This annual event is proof that we're capable of focusing on security, but for some reason, that all ends when you enter the workforce. Let's explore how an annual safety check for your business can create a culture of cyber security for small businesses.
Unfortunately, despite prioritizing the safety of their clients’ data, we’re living in a world where losing customer information is becoming more and more common. And even for a giant like Salesforce, data leaks can happen — and even go unnoticed.
Law firms store a trove of sensitive client information and trade secrets, making them a prime target for cybercrime. 2016 introduced the precedent that law firms are accountable for updating their security practices to behoove their clients, but in the ever-changing world of IT, have you managed to keep up-to-date?
Google Chrome's update teaches users to identify when websites are encrypted and safe to enter personal information into. While businesses will now benefit in SEO rankings with HTTPS architecture, the shift to prefer secure sites is indicative of the changing landscape of internet security.
A new form of ransomware that was first discovered earlier this month, called “Shrug,” has coding mistakes that allow victims to retrieve their files without paying the ransom. If you’re a victim of Shrug ransomware, here’s how to get your files back.
Internet Service Providers are now in charge of how you use the Internet. Unfortunately, there’s no predicting what they'll will do with their new-found power but with all the state law suits taking place against the FCC, you have time to prepare a thorough IT strategy. If your business depends on inbound leads, it may be the time to plan for the worst.