The Risks of QR Codes

Qishing

Quick Response (QR) codes have been around for over 20 years, but were not used a lot until recently. During the COVI-19 pandemic, businesses needed a safe, contactless solution and QR codes provided an easy way for customers to access menus, place orders, log into WiFi and more – all without touching shared surfaces. Continue reading

7 Tips To Prevent Mobile Malware

Mobile Device Security

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered that mobile malware attacks surged by 500% a the start of 2022. This is alarming both in scale and the fact that many people are not yet protecting their smartphones. Year after year, mobile phones have become more powerful and today can do many of the same functions as a computer – just with a much smaller screen. But people tend to secure their computers much better than they do with their smartphones and this needs to change as over 60% of digital fraud now occurs through mobile devices! This makes all mobile devices a high risk if proper safeguards are not followed. Continue reading

Cybersecurity Attack Trends To Look Out For In 2023

Cyber Security

2023 is just about here, and you should start to plan for the new year. Sixty-eight percent of surveyed business leaders feel that cybersecurity risks are getting worse and this is the area you should start to take seriously (if you haven’t already) and look at the attack trends. Continue reading

Small Businesses Are Attacked 3x More Than Larger Ones

Small Businesses Are Attacked 3x More Than Larger Ones

As a small business owner do you feel more secure from cyberattacks because of your size?

Maybe you think that you could not possibly have anything that a hacker would be interested in?

Did not think that the bad guy even knew about your small business? Continue reading

What is Reply-Chain Phishing?

Reply Chain Phishing

It seems you can’t read an article on cybersecurity without the work “phishing” being mentioned. Thats due to phishing being the number one delivery vehicle for cyberattacks. Continue reading

What Is Smishing?

What Is Smishing

You probably now receive a lot more text messages today from companies that you did a few years ago. This is due to businesses trying to bypass full inboxes. Retailers have joined the trend and are urging customers to sign up for shipping alerts via SMS. The medical industry has also joined the trend with doctors and dentists sending out SMS appointment reminders. Continue reading

6 Ways to Stop Social Phishing Attacks

6 Ways to Stop Social Media Phishing Attacks

Phishing is the number one method of attack for everything from ransomware to credential theft. Email phishing is the main method for delivery but other delivery means are on the rise. Continue reading

Phishing Attack Trends to Be Aware of in 2022

Phishing Attack Trends

Phishing remains one of the biggest dangers to every business’s security as it is the main delivery method for all types of cyberattacks. Cisco’s 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report shows that at least one person clicked a phishing link in around 86% of organizations and suggests that phishing accounts for around 90% of data breaches. Continue reading

Don’t Get Tricked by Christmas Phishing Attacks

Christmas Phishing

We all expect the Christmas / New Year season to be a time of celebration, peace and goodwill to all, right? But cyber attackers didn’t get the memo. They are more likely to attack businesses with phishing attempts during the holidays. Prevent issues by knowing what to expect. Continue reading