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Is your IT security proactive?

October 26th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october26_security_a, antivirus, cybersecurity, firewalls, intrusion prevention system, prevention, Security 2018october26_security_a, antivirus, cybersecurity, firewalls, intrusion prevention system, prevention, Security

Do you spend hours obsessing about the inner workings of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and data encryption? If you’re not a managed IT services provider (MSP), you probably don’t. Instead, you’re probably looking for a business partner to manage those nitty-gritty details for you. However, there’s one thing you really ought to...

Secure your Mac computer in 6 easy ways

October 25th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october25apple_a, apple, device, it, mac, protection, Security, security, smb, technology, tips, tricks 2018october25apple_a, apple, device, it, mac, protection, Security, security, smb, technology, tips, tricks

If you’re a Mac user, data privacy and security should be your #1 priority. Without the right security measures, you’re inviting cybercriminals to steal your critical data. Are you willing to take the risk? Secure your computer and fortify your defenses with these six tips. 

4 types of hackers that may target SMBs

October 11th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october11security_a, attack, cybercriminal, hackers, hacktivist, Insider, motives, script kiddie, Security, security 2018october11security_a, attack, cybercriminal, hackers, hacktivist, Insider, motives, script kiddie, Security, security

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most...

Don’t let hackers fool you with these tricks

September 25th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018september25security_a, phishing, pretexting, quid pro quo, rio olympics, scams, Security, social engineering, tailgating 2018september25security_a, phishing, pretexting, quid pro quo, rio olympics, scams, Security, social engineering, tailgating

The volume of malicious cyber attacks is increasing every year. Although many companies use the latest network security systems, they aren’t immune to the hackers’ favorite strategy — social engineering. Unlike malware, social engineering tricks people into volunteering sensitive data. Here’s what you should know to protect your business.

5 Cybersecurity measures anyone can master

September 7th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018september7security_a, adobe flash, cybersecurity, encryption, https, multi-factor authentication, password managers, Security, software updates, tips and tricks 2018september7security_a, adobe flash, cybersecurity, encryption, https, multi-factor authentication, password managers, Security, software updates, tips and tricks

Avoiding malware and online scams takes a lot of work. You have to treat every email with suspicion, manage a long list of convoluted passwords, and avoid public WiFi networks. Ideally, you follow several other cybersecurity best practices, but many users don’t believe they’re worth the time. If you’re one of those people, here are five ways to...

4 Security risks of the BYOD strategy

August 23rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august23security_a, bring your own device, byod, data protection, hacking, it security risks, malware, Security 2018august23security_a, bring your own device, byod, data protection, hacking, it security risks, malware, Security

Taking work home, or practically anywhere, has never been easier. The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy has become a popular approach for many businesses to conduct work more efficiently and flexibly. But this strategy is not without risks. BYOD, if not implemented correctly, can make your system susceptible to a number of attacks. Here are a...

Spectre makes a comeback

August 7th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august7security_a, computer chip, intrusion prevention systems, netspectre, network, patching, Security, security, spectre, vulnerability 2018august7security_a, computer chip, intrusion prevention systems, netspectre, network, patching, Security, security, spectre, vulnerability

When one cyberattack is stopped, another more powerful variant almost always takes its place. It happens all the time with ransomware, computer viruses, and Trojan horses. Recently, this has become the case with Spectre attacks, which exploit a fundamental flaw in modern computer chips. Here’s everything you need to know.

IT policies to protect your business

July 23rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july23security_a, data, email, employee handbook, internet, passwords, policies, Security, security 2018july23security_a, data, email, employee handbook, internet, passwords, policies, Security, security

Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, which is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. To reduce potential risks, we’ve suggested a few IT policies you should implement to protect your business.

Consider the security risks of your software

July 5th, 2018 Imagine IT 170px-img-istock-503784056_a, cybersecurity, it, operating system, risk assessment, risks, Security, software, threats, vulnerabilities 170px-img-istock-503784056_a, cybersecurity, it, operating system, risk assessment, risks, Security, software, threats, vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity is an issue that hounds businesses of all types. Sometimes organizations invest in security software without realizing the risks that come with it. Here’s why identifying threats before buying cybersecurity products is paramount.

Router malware worse than experts realize

June 20th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june20security_a, cybersecurity, factory reset, Hardware, malware, man in the middle attacks, passwords, router, Security, vpnfilter 2018june20security_a, cybersecurity, factory reset, Hardware, malware, man in the middle attacks, passwords, router, Security, vpnfilter

In May, security experts discovered one of the most widespread malware infections in history. Now, they’re warning businesses and consumers that it’s even worse than their first assessment. The VPNFilter malware poses a threat to small businesses and requires immediate attention from anyone who hasn’t taken action against it.