10 People Who May be Your Greatest Inside Security Risk

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jun 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Last year was the worst on record for information security threats, and the majority of those were due to inside sources, many studies agree.  Prime suspects are employees and contractors with privileged user access. These 10 employees could be your greatest internal security threat.

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Topics: Insider, network security, Managed Service Provder

Four Ways to Enhance Your Endpoint Security

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on May 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It's quite likely you use several devices, such as a smartphone and a laptop or desktop PC, to run your business. Each device, however, represents an access point for threats like viruses and malware. Endpoint security aims to secure these network 'endpoints' so that suspicious online activities are blocked at the point of entry.

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

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

How to Respond to a Cyber Attack

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on May 8, 2017 11:00:00 PM

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

How to Stop Insider Threats

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on May 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 
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Topics: network security, System Administration

Tips on Where to Start Managing Risk

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on May 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

You may not be able to plug up every hole, but there are ways to keep the dam from caving.

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Topics: network security, System Administration, Managed Service Provder

Four Simple Steps to Keep Web-Based Email Secure

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It wasn’t all that long ago that the use of web-based email or “webmail” was viewed as unprofessional and something that most people used only because it was free and convenient.

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Topics: network security, System Administration

Tips to Fend Off Cyberattacks and Data Breaches

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

According to research conducted by Symantec, the number of cyberattacks against small businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) has been steadily growing over the last six years, with hackers specifically targeting employees (phishing). And while distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks are still a leading form of cyber warfare, ransomware and malware attacks, targeting users of smartphones and internet of things (IoT) devices, as well as PCs and systems running on Macs and Linux, are also a big threat to small businesses.

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

Why Security Spending is Not Enough

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Gartner puts worldwide spending on information security products and services in 2016 at $81.6 billion. That’s about $5 billion more than the year before, yet no one is under any illusions that breaches are on the decline.

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Topics: network security

How to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The screen shows an ominous message. Your system is locked, and you have hours or a few days to pay the ransom to have it unlocked. Conveniently, there’s a big countdown timer on the screen to help you keep track of how much time you have left. You ask around, and there is indeed no way to get your data back without the decryption key.

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Topics: network security