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Malvertising 101

By Simplify Tech | August 18, 2020

In addition to ransomware, another important cyber threat for small to midsize businesses to be aware of is malvertising, or malicious advertising. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into the basics of malvertising and answer common questions, such as: What is malvertising? How does malvertising work? How can I avoid malvertising? What is […]

4 Tips to Remember After a Data Breach

By Simplify Tech | August 10, 2020

Data breaches don’t just happen to large companies like Target and Home Depot, they are happening to businesses of all sizes, and let’s face it—smaller businesses are easier targets. In fact, 71% of data breaches happen to businesses with less than 100 employees. It’s no secret that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) spend less on […]

Ransomware 101

By Simplify Tech | August 4, 2020

An organization’s data is the most valuable currency. Although most companies regularly backup data, they are still vulnerable to ransom attacks that target entire networks, backup systems, and even the cloud. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into the basics of ransomware and answer common questions, such as: What is ransomware? How does […]

Data Encryption 101

By Simplify Tech | July 28, 2020

As lost and stolen laptops, smartphones and USB drives continue to cause data breaches for businesses of all sizes, data encryption is a topic that should be near the forefront of conversations centered around cybersecurity best practices. Many businesses don’t realize how much sensitive information is on mobile devices. Sensitive information could be in emails, […]

5 Tips to Build an Uncrackable Password

By Simplify Tech | July 13, 2020

Passwords are the key to networks, customer information, online banking and social media. The following are considered password best practices: Use strong passwords. Make the password at least 8 characters long. The longer, the better, as longer passwords are harder for thieves to crack. Consider using passphrases. When possible, use a phrase such as “I […]

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