Series 3 – Social Media Security for Small Business – Part 1

Right now, SMBs are looking at online marketing and communication in a new light. Many of us are upping our Social Media game to keep our brands in front of clients, engage in dialogue, and offer resources. What do you, as an SMB decision maker, need to know about  safely navigating social media platforms? What do you need to enforce with your staff, to minimize business vulnerability?  In part 1 of this series, we will talk about…

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Series 2 – Browsers and Browsing for Small Business – Part 2

Many of us have a love hate relationship with our browsers. I mean you can’t live without them, but then, without warning, they turn on you – pop ups, adware, cookies. So what is a person to do? Business and residential users of all the well-known browsers really need to understand how to manage settings, extensions, and updates! The more you know the safer your online life will be. This week we will look into browser security…

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Cybersecurity Warnings for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

One of our partners, KnowBe4, has offered the following online learning module to help your remote staff protect themselves and your business from increasing email attacks: https://www.knowbe4.com/work-from-home-course They have also shared the following really, valuable information: "You Are Infected" - Bad Guys Launch an Evil New Corona Virus Attack Malicious actors continue to craft ruthlessly aggressive, evil email attacks tailored to leverage mounting fears and anxieties surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic among employees in the office and…

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Cyber Security Warnings for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The following email spam was received yesterday morning: Image from Monday’s email alert: As you can see, these emails are seemingly related to your IT and technology support – and they are worded to sound authoritative and helpful. This image captures what is behind that link, though. Simply hovering over a link and over the incoming From address – and then reading the results carefully - will go a long way toward protecting your business from attacks,…

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Remote users – how to secure your home router/Wi-Fi

So, you are working remotely from home, and are wondering what you can do to make your connection to work safer? We are going to walk through a couple of critical steps to help you secure your Wi-Fi router. First step, open your browser and type in 192.168.0.1 OR 192.168.1.1 Next you should see a screen like this - don't worry about the warning, just click on Advanced and then connect to the IP message link at…

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Cyber Security Warnings for Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs)

DON'T CLICK ON THE LINKS! Keep an eye open for this email phishing attack! This image below was a live captured email phishing attack found on Friday: Please share this information with your staff! Please share this with your team! It looks perfectly legitimate, and appears to come from msoutlook – but the link was set to capture username and password credentials from the recipient. Encourage all of your staff to take a good look at each…

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Cyber Security Warnings for Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs)

The Corona-virus is reeking havoc in many areas of our business life. For our SMB partners and audience, we wanted to bring the following critical issues to your attention: Many employees are looking for a means of working from home, to avoid coming into contact - make sure that remote workers are connecting safely and securely! Use VPN connections to protect the data traveling over their remote Internet connection. Remind remote users to not connect to your…

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Series 2 – Browsers and Browsing for small business – Part 1

Many of us have a love hate relationship with our browsers. I mean you can’t live without them, right? But then, without warning, they turn on you – pop ups, adware, cookies. So what is a person to do? Business and residential users of all the well-known browsers really need to understand how to manage settings, extensions, and updates! The more you know the safer your online life will be. Then you need to schedule settings checkups…

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Series 1 – Best Cyber Security Practices for Small Business – Part 4

This last part of the Best Practices for small business series focuses on backups and recovery. What do you, as the owner or manager of a small business need to know about taking care of your digital network?  What is the real value of having backups? In case of disaster, how should you plan for recovery of your server core and data? There are several, very respectable backup mechanisms out there for you to consider…TRG uses Veeam,…

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Series 1 – Best Cyber Security Practices for Small Business – Part 3

The next topic that I want to delve into, in our Best Practices for small business series, is the maintenance and monitoring of your network.  What do you, as the owner or manager of a small business need to know about taking care of your digital network?  How can you determine the health and lifespan of servers, firewalls, and switches (oh, my)?  What is an RMM? Remote Monitor Manager (RMM) is the tool that an MSP (Managed…

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