5 Ways to Spot a Phishing Email

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on May 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

No one wants to believe they'd fall for a phishing scam. Yet, according to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report, 30 percent of phishing emails get opened. Yes, that's right -- 30 percent. That incredible click-through rate explains why these attacks remain so popular: it just works.

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Topics: Insider, Malware, network security, Ransomware, News Topics

5 Tips for Better Cyber Security in Your Business

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Oct 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It wasn't long ago when business owners primarily feared break-ins of their brick-and-mortar locations. Nowadays, business owners are just as fearful of digital attacks for good reason. A cyber security break-in has the potential to devastate a business just as much as a conventional robbery. Below, we delve into some tips that will help business owners and managers better secure their organization's data.

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Topics: Malware, network security, Ransomware

Sandboxes and Your Network Security

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 27, 2016 11:59:52 AM

Sandboxes are isolated computing environments set aside from other programs in which a program or file can be executed without affecting the application it runs or other programs;  if an error or security issues occur, those issues will not spread to other areas on the computer or pose any threat to other programs.  In computers, the term sandboxing has long been used to run malicious code or to test new programing code so software developers can analyze it.

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Topics: Malware, network security

Why Malware is Still the Biggest Threat to Your Business

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Trojan horse. Spyware. Viruses and worms. You’re likely familiar with some the most common security threats to small businesses. Although they go by different names, they all fall under the same cyber security category — malicious software, aka, “malware.” 

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Topics: Malware