Eight Ways To Keep Your Small Business Secure

If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to the same cybersecurity threats. Here are some ways to help keep your small business secure:

Purchase Anti-virus Software
Every computer is vulnerable to the wide variety of viruses, Ransomware, and worms that are on the Internet. These malicious software programs can do anything from damage your computer and files to steal your password and other important informant.
ion stored on your computer. Purchase a good anti-virus software program and make sure that it is always up to date. Also, check to see that your anti-virus software checks for spyware, adware, and any other type of malware that could be hiding on your computer.

Avoid Phishing Emails
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The Quest for Security in a Data Breach World

This morning began with my coworker warning all of us to monitor our credit if we don't do  so already. Quest Diagnostics, the popular lab most of us in the office and most of you get your bloodwork done at, got hit with a data breach on May 31st. 12 million people potentially had personal, financial and medical information breached due to an issue with one of its vendors.¹ As desensitized to cyber attacks as I am, working at a tech company and all, this one actually worries me- and it should worry you too.
"In a filing with securities regulators, Quest said it was notified that between Aug. 1, 2018, and March 30, 2019, that someone had unauthorized access to the systems of AMCA, a billing collections vendor. The information on AMCA’s affected system included financial information (e.g., credit card numbers and bank account information), medical information and other personal information (e.g., Social Security Numbers),"¹[UPDATE 6/5/19 11:00 AM] 
As of this morning, LabC…

Cybercrime: The Vulnerability of Small Businesses

The Impact of Cyber Crime on Large-Scale Companies

Data breaches have become a recurring threat for many large corporations and will continue to increase in severity during 2019 and beyond. Uber, a large and an evidently popular corporation, was hacked by two individuals during 2016. Due to this breach, nearly 57 million Uber riders and employees private and personal information including names, phone numbers, email addresses, and driver’s license numbers were stolen by the hackers.² The data was accessed through a third-party cloud based service, where the hackers were able to filter through millions of private profiles.¹Uber chose to not publicly disclose the breach and paid a ransom of $100,000 to have the collected data destroyed.² This breach negatively impacted Uber financially which exemplifies the importance of cyber security for businesses and companies.
I Thought This Was About Small Businesses?
You may be saying "We're a small business, why does this matter to us?&quo…

Baroan Technologies to offer CB Defense from Carbon Black

May 14, 2019 Baroan Technologies to offer CB Defense, Carbon Black’s award-winning Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – May 14, 2019 – Baroan Technologies, a leading managed IT service provider, today announced it has joined Carbon Black’s partner program as a value-added reseller. Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is a leading provider of cloud-delivered, next-generation endpoint security. As part of the program, Baroan Technologies will aim to better secure its customers against cyberattacks and data breaches by offering Carbon Black’s CB Defense, an industry-leading NGAV and EDR solution delivered via the CB Predictive Security Cloud™ (PSC). CB Defense leverages the powerful capabilities of the PSC by applying streaming analytics to unfiltered endpoint data in order to predict, detect, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber threats. CB Defense affords users the ability to effectively replace legacy AV and is designed to d…

WhatsApp hackers install government-grade spyware on an undetermined amount of devices

"The vulnerability was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device being called, whether the call was answered or not.

WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,” the company said in a statement."

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4 Key Facts About Data Breaches

You probably hear about data breaches and cyber attacks all the time, but do you understand what you're reading? Often times it's a lot of information thrown at you, it's too technical, and it's hard to digest it all. Our mission is to help our customers be successful with technology, and that means presenting information in a way that you don't need to be a senior tech to understand it. We want you to be able to understand how this information pertains to your business, and how to stop you from becoming one of these statistics. We created a fast facts sheet with the most important facts about data breaches that we think you need to know.

Microsoft Outlook Breach Much Larger Than First Expected

"A recently-disclosed Microsoft email-platform breach is reportedly much worse than previously thought, now impacting a large number of Outlook accounts as well as MSN and Hotmail email accounts. On Friday, a slew of Outlook users reported receiving notifications from Microsoft. The notification warned of a data breach impacting accounts between Jan. 1 and March 28, but said that the breach only impacted “some” accounts, and that the content of emails and any attachments were not exposed.

However, a Sunday Motherboard report said that the breach is “much worse” than previously reported. According to Motherboard, the hackers were, in fact, able to access email content, and that the breach impacted a large number of Outlook, MSN and Hotmail email accounts"

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