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Hackers are not Unicorns

Hackers are real. And you don’t want to find that out the hard way. In today’s world, we’ve become very familiar with the term “hacking.” It’s a subject of movies and TV, it’s a frequent news topic, and it’s why we get regular updates for our devices. However, even with these reminders we seem to…

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Pink Floyd was wrong: We do need more education!

Fact: 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error. TekTip: Training isn’t a “one and done” thing. Make sure training is consistent – quarterly if not more often. It takes seven times of hearing something to internalize and remember it. Keep reminding. Hackers are constantly evolving; continue talking about the newest threats. Are you…

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Biggest a-has from the Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium

Teknologize had the amazing opportunity to sponsor and participate in the Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium this week. The symposium, held over two days in Richland, WA at the Discovery Hall at PNNL, was a chance for researchers and industry professionals to talk about what is happening in cybersecurity today, how the field is changing, and new…

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She’s Not That Into You: She Just Wants You for Your Data

Fact: In 2017, spear-phishing emails were the most widely used infection vector, employed by 71 percent of those groups that staged cyber-attacks. TekTips: Resist the temptation of posting everything happening in your life online. Don’t post on social media when you’re on vacation. Don’t post the names of your kids or pets or your birthday…

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What Makes a Job “Great”?

“How’s your job?” It’s a common question, but a loaded one too. In a 2018 report by Gallup, 7% of the world’s 3.3 billion adults who are working or looking for work say they have a “great job.” Chances are, you’re in the 93% who don’t think they have a great job. There are many…

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Two Factors are Better Than One

Fact: 73% of online accounts are guarded by duplicate passwords and 54% of people use five or fewer passwords across their entire online life. 68% of professionals share passwords across personal work accounts via their mobile device. Half of those surveyed had no password, PIN, or biometric security on their mobile phone. 39% of adults…

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TekTips: How to spot a phishing email

It’s an inevitability that you will one day receive a phishing email, if you haven’t already. The important part is not getting reeled in to the scam. Here are a few ways you can spot that phishing email next time it comes in. Are you expecting the email? If you’re not expecting something from someone…

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A Password is like a Toothbrush

When was the last time you thought about the password policy for your business?   This might seem like a small thing, but it’s one of your first lines of defense from outside attacks. When we audit businesses, we typically find multiple staff members whose passwords are set to never expire and have the account…

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Anitvirus Means Pro-Business

Fact: In 2017, 5.4 billion attacks by the WannaCry virus were successfully blocked. Today, 1 in 13 web requests lead to malware, up 3% from 2016. 2017 represented an 80% increase in new malware on Mac computers. The average cost in time of a malware attack is 50 days. TekTip: Use antivirus software and keep…

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