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Oct
12
Avoid Getting Scammed on Amazon Prime Day

If you’re gearing up to snag bargains during Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year, beware that cybercriminals are prepping too! Researchers are seeing a recent spike in phishing and malicious websites that are fraudulently using the Amazon brand. Prime Day actually happens over two days—this year the event falls on Oct. 13 to 14. Don’t let fear make you miss out on great deals! Avoid getting scammed by staying alert and paying attention to details.
Tips to Avoid Prime Day Scams:



  1. Start on Amazon.com

  2. Ensure purchase experience is unchanged

  3. Inspect site usability and details; leave if incorrect


For more detailed tips and information, check out the following sources:


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Oct
01
OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH!OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH!


The lack of awareness amongst employees is a leading cause of a successful ransomware attack against a small business. This month we will highlight 5 types of social engineering scams to know, starting with phishing...



Phishing is the leading tactic use by today's ransomware hackers, typically delivered in the form of an email, chat, web ad or website designed to impersonate a real system and organization. Often crafted to deliver a sense of urgency, the message within these emails often appears to be from the government or a major corporation and can include logos and branding.


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Sep
28
USB Drop Attacks

Have you ever seen a USB drive on the ground and been curious as to what may be on it? While it may be tempting, plugging in a random USB drive could result in a malicious attack that infects your device and your organization’s network.

In this week’s security tip video, learn how USB drop attacks work, and how to avoid becoming a victim.


Sep
24
National Small Business Week 2020



As a small business specializing in IT for small businesses, we are proud to participate in National Small Business Week!

Shop. Support. Share. Help keep doors open! They've been there for us. Let’s be there for them.


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Sep
23
It's HIPAA Hump Day!

Here's a tip to help your organization maintain HIPAA compliance...


Not in the business to worry about HIPAA? That's ok, these tips are universal to help you and your employees keep your data safe.
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Sep
23
Back-to-School Tech

Back-to-school season is upon us, but instead of hitting the mall for new clothes, pocket folders and #2 pencils for our three children, my wife and I find ourselves setting up temporary classrooms in our home. (Well, we hope they are temporary, anyway!)

Whether you're a parent getting your kids ready for elementary, middle or high school, or a student yourself gearing up for another semester, the truth is, you may be facing new challenges as well.

Check out this pcmag.com article, “The Best Back-to-School Tech for 2020 (Wherever School May Be)” for everything you need to know about back-to-school tech shopping in the era of coronavirus.


Stay well,

Joe


Sep
23
Protecting Devices and Data Outside of the Office


In this week’s security tip video, learn some of the best practices for safely and securely transporting devices and data.


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Sep
17
CPT TECH NEWS NOW - September Edition

IN THIS EDITION: Learn why having a secure remote environment is critical, Increase your leadership presence on Zoom, Come back from the pandemic with a stronger team, Read about the data theft risk affecting Android devices


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Mar
18
Protect your Facebook data with these 3 steps

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Facebook users woke up to a nightmare when they heard that the social media giant and associated app developers were selling their sensitive data to companies, like Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. So if you're concerned about being one of the 50 million users whose data have already been sold, you should check out the following 3 tips.


Download your Facebook data


The thought of a complete stranger going through your account is pretty disturbing. Yet, you’re probably curious about the amount of information you uploaded to your social media sites over the years. Fortunately, Facebook allows you to download a copy of all your data. You simply have to log in to its web version a...


Mar
18
Gearing up for phising scams in tax season

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Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years. To maintain the security of your business, you and your employees need to be extra cautious with the emails you receive at tax time.


Phishing baits to watch out for


Phishing attacks often consist of fabricated or compromised emails sent to finance/payroll or human resources employees that are made to look like they're from an executive in your company. The message might contain a request to forward employee records, including t...