Cyber Security

Solarwinds Cyber Attack

SolarWinds Cyber Attack: 2021 Implications For Your Business

By David Blake / February 4, 2021 / Comments Off on SolarWinds Cyber Attack: 2021 Implications For Your Business

The SolarWinds Orion Cyber Attack in December successfully infiltrated more than 250 networks including private companies and government agencies with a trojanized Orion update. The attack was discovered by FireEye, a cyber security company, as it was honing its own security systems.  What Exactly Is Orion?  SolarWinds Orion is a platform building product that is…

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Microsoft MFA Warning

The Microsoft MFA Warning: What It Means for Multi-Factor Authentication

By The SWAT Bot / January 21, 2021 / Comments Off on The Microsoft MFA Warning: What It Means for Multi-Factor Authentication

The Microsoft MFA warning issued recently was accurate and necessary, but it also left people a bit confused about multi-factor authentication. Here’s the bottom line, from our cyber security experts. When you log in to an account, you need to prove that you are you. Signing in with a username and password shows this because…

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Ransomware Attack Response

What to do When Hit with a Ransomware Attack: Get The Checklist

By Jason Hagens / December 31, 2020 / Comments Off on What to do When Hit with a Ransomware Attack: Get The Checklist

As a managed IT and cyber security provider, SWAT Systems regularly trains teams in what to do during a ransomware attack and, just as importantly, how to prevent them. Ransomware is just what it’s name implies: pay us or we will corrupt all your data/publish it, block it or use some other catastrophic measure to make…

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Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

DO and DON’T and NEVER: Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

By David Blake / December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on DO and DON’T and NEVER: Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

As a TotalCare client, part of your managed IT services is ongoing cyber security training for your employees. Here we’re sharing a few dos and don’ts that will keep you and your team from falling for most phishing attacks. People are your businesses top assets — and your biggest security risk. That’s because cyber criminals…

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Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company

Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company:
Which should you hire to protect your business?

By David Blake / December 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company:
Which should you hire to protect your business?

There are a lot of businesses out there that claim to guard your cyber security, but they generally fall into two main buckets. Cyber security companies focus only on cyber security, using software and tools to identify vulnerabilities. An IT services company provides end-to-end technology services, which includes cyber security. So which should you choose…

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Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

7 Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

By Jason Hagens / December 7, 2020 / Comments Off on 7 Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

If  you’re wondering what to give to your employees this holiday season, why not show how much you value cybersecurity with one of these tech gift ideas: USB Data Blockers These inexpensive devices are useful whenever data (computer, tablet, phone) “travels,” in a plane, train or to a friend’s house. Public charging stations, such as…

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15 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask

By Jason Hagens / October 15, 2020 / Comments Off on 15 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask

As a business leader, you’re used to taking charge, making decisions and guiding actions. Asking the right cybersecurity questions is hard when the issues are so complex, technical and ever changing. Don’t let that stop you from taking steps to protect your business. The right IT managed service provider (MSP) can take a lot of…

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Dark Web Monitoring

Shining a Light on the Dark Web: Protecting Clients With Dark Web ID

By The SWAT Bot / September 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Shining a Light on the Dark Web: Protecting Clients With Dark Web ID

Just saying the term “dark web” evokes something sinister and criminal, and for good reason. This area of the internet is a hotbed for hackers and cybercriminals to buy and sell data.  Not everyone on the dark web is a criminal and not every transaction is illegal. But it’s still not a place you want…

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Cybersecurity Guide For Business Leaders

The (Non-Boring) Post COVID-19 Cybersecurity Guide For Business Leaders

By Jason Hagens / August 27, 2020 / Comments Off on The (Non-Boring) Post COVID-19 Cybersecurity Guide For Business Leaders

Are you an ostrich? Many business leaders are when it comes to cybersecurity — standing upright but with your head in the sand. You think “I’m just a small business, who would want to bother with me?” But the fact is that small businesses are always a target, and even more so since COVID-19. As…

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SIM Swapping Cyber Security Tip

Suddenly unable to place calls or texts? Cyber Security Tip: Watch Out For SIM Swapping

By Jason Hagens / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Suddenly unable to place calls or texts? Cyber Security Tip: Watch Out For SIM Swapping

When people think of SIM swapping, they may imagine a Mission Impossible scenario where a thief swaps out the physical SIM card on your phone. But the fact is that SIM swapping is much easier than that for data thieves — and they never need to make contact with you at all. Get the facts…

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