Cybersecurity & Charles IT – We Do It Right

You have probably by now heard the story of Lake City, Florida, as most in the IT industry have.

Lake City, FL paid out a ransom of $460,000 in Bitcoins to hackers just a few weeks ago. It was determined that an employee downloaded an infected document that they had received via email.

How to test for network vulnerabilities in 5 critical steps

Losing a few thousand dollars in a ransomware event might represent nothing more than a rounding error to large enterprises, but that same few thousand can be devastating to an individual. In response, governments around the world have strengthened their efforts to protect said individuals (a.k.a., end-consumers) through the promulgation of stringent data regulations.

How to Foil Cybervillains: A Capsule Summary of Cybersecurity Assessments

What are the leading types of cybersecurity assessments? And why do they matter?

As one professional put it, “Just because you haven’t been gotten yet doesn’t mean they’re still not out to get you.”

The fact is, even in the face of dramatically increased spending on information security worldwide, businesses like yours are more susceptible to data breaches and other threats than ever.

9 tips to prevent employee-induced security breaches.

Your business can invest all the funds on the latest cybersecurity technology like firewalls and threat detection tools, but there will always be one security risk that can't be blocked from entering the company networks: your employees.

While hackers and cybercriminals who use malware or other sophisticated techniques are often the first suspects of a data breach, many incidents prove that data breaches are typically caused by employee negligence and human error.

How hackers steal your passwords (and tips on managing passwords correctly)

Weak passwords are easy to break; and hackers easily take low-hanging account credentials to steal more sensitive information to perform identity fraud, blackmail, extortion, and other malicious activities.

According to research, “theft of user credentials might even be more dangerous than personally identifiable information (PII) as it essentially exposes the victim's online accounts…”. Email is often used to verify credentials and store information from other accounts, and a compromised email account can lead to further instances of fraud and identity theft.

How to Evaluate a Managed Security System

Fine-tuning customer service? Building a website? Implementing an email marketing strategy? Outsourcing a few business functions? What are your company's goals for 2019? If you’re planning on improving your business's cybersecurity, we’re here to help you take your business to the next level.