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Case Study: Phishing Attack Creates Public Links to Private Files

Scenario
An email Phishing attack resulted in unauthorized access to the victim’s email mailbox and the creation of public-sharing links to private Microsoft OneDrive files.
Background
In early 2019, an AIS Managed SIEM Alert indicated that a Customer email mailbox was accessed from the United States and from Russia less than an hour later, triggering an Impossible Travel Alert. Minutes later, an additional…

Five Ways Your Business Can Improve Its Search Engine Rankings

  In an age where most business happens online, not showing up in Google search results can really hurt you. While there’s no real shortcut to showing up consistently on web searches, there are a few quick fixes to get your site to show up on your potential customer’s search results…1. HTML tags – Important HTML tags include the title tag, meta…

Think you are too small

Think you are too small to be targeted by a cybercriminal? Think again.When I meet with clients, especially SMBs, I often hear them say that they feel their business is too insignificant to be a target of cyber-criminals. Why would someone go after my business when there are bigger ones out there, making more money? Here are a few reasons…

Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down

  Small and medium sized businesses today are relying more than ever on IT systems to efficiently run their business, support customers and optimize productivity. These systems house sensitive digital data ranging from employee and customer information, to internal emails, documents and financial records, sales orders and transaction histories. This is in addition to applications and programs critical to daily business…

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on SecuritySmall-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in recent years, cyber-criminals have increasingly targeted SMBs. This is because it’s widely known that SMBs have a smaller budget, and less in-house expertise, to devote to protection. Thankfully, there are several…

Can You Really Afford Not to Have a Backup Plan?

According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them, then you really need to think about whether you can afford the status quo.…

Enterprise Security for the SMB Budget

Threats and technology have evolved, budgets haven’t

Expanded Cloud use expanded security risks

Creating anonymous web link to files on a Server behind a firewall wasn’t a concern as it is today with most Cloud accounts
Email phishing attackers often create anonymous links to Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive files when they compromise a Cloud email account

Single-sign-on creates back-doors for 3rd-party…

5 Cybersecurity Priorities for Every SMB in 2017

Follow this checklist of the most-urgent cybersecurity items — including phishing scams, password protection, malware and ransomware — to keep your company secure in the year ahead.

Phishing Attacks Are the Top Threat to Tackle, Bar None
Passwords Need Protection Too
Malware Is Everywhere, So Hunt It Relentlessly
Make Yourself Secure Against Ransomware
Think Before You Migrate to the Cloud

 
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