Don’t expose your organization via social media

Posted by - August 06, 2019

There are many precautions that you’ve probably already read about that employees can take to prevent putting their organization at risk of a breach. Precautions such as not clicking on phishing emails or suspicious links, or using weak passwords are frequent topics of discussion in the world of cybersecurity. One topic, however, that doesn’t appear… Read more »

Email hack exposed 25,000 patients’ data in attack on Adirondack Health

Posted by - July 30, 2019

Medical records arguably contain a person’s most personal information that they would not want to be made public under any circumstances. Unfortunately, hackers don’t limit themselves to targeting cities, cell phone companies, and banks; they are out for your medical data as well. According to a recent article, back in March of this year,… Read more »

Life saving tips for your laptop’s battery

Posted by - July 03, 2019

We’ve all at some point in time had to stop working on an important project or playing a fun game because our laptop battery runs out and we’re not near an outlet. Given that at least for the time being, there won’t always be a charging station available where you would like to do some… Read more »

Another Month, Another City- Ransomware Attack Hits Riviera Beach, FL

Posted by - June 28, 2019

According to a recent AP News article, Riviera Beach, Florida recently became the latest victim of a ransomware attack launched against a U.S. city. The attack caused numerous problems for the city including disabling their email, direct deposit, and emergency response systems. After working with outside security consultants, the city agreed to pay the hackers… Read more »

Second ransomware attack on one city

Posted by - June 06, 2019

A article has reported that the city of Baltimore has experienced yet another ransomware attack, the second over the past 14 months. Unlike the attack back in March of 2018, this ransomware virus did not affect the city’s 911 and emergency dispatch systems. However, as a precaution, the majority of the city’s servers were… Read more »

Why you need a managed service provider like OptfinITy

Posted by - May 31, 2019

With cyberattacks becoming increasingly costly and frequent, organizations can no longer afford to not prioritize cybersecurity in their budget. We have seen attacks in the past few years ranging from small businesses and organizations to large cities. While larger organizations have the budget and resources to handle cybersecurity internally, smaller organizations usually do not. Luckily,… Read more »

What are your mobile security practices?

Posted by - May 14, 2019

With the dramatic increase in the use of mobile devices for business operations, it is important to make sure you have the company’s devices secured. Unfortunately, this apparently is not the case according to a recent article. In this article, they have found that approximately 33% of businesses surveyed have experienced a data breach… Read more »

How to protect your phone number from hackers and port-out scams

Posted by - May 09, 2019

In the wake of two-factor authentication frequently being recommended to combat malicious hackers, another security threat has arisen: port-out scams. Port-out scams involve hackers trying to steal your phone number and transfer it to another carrier, allowing them access to any account that requires a text message confirmation to access. Considering many people’s bank and… Read more »

Google has increased the cost of G Suite

Posted by - May 02, 2019

For the first time ever, Google raised its prices on G-suite last month. G Suite has helped businesses transform the way they work by consistently adding more tools, functionality and value to their product and has decided to raise its prices for G Suite Basic Edition from $5 per month to $6 per month (per… Read more »