The Hidden Risks of Public USB Charging Stations: Juice Jacking and How to Protect Yourself

Posted Posted in Apple, Best Practice, iPad, iPhone, Mobile General, Security

As a long-time user of Apple products, I’m well aware of the importance of keeping our beloved devices charged. Public USB charging stations in airports, hotels, and shopping centers have become a convenient solution for that purpose. However, the FBI Denver and the FCC have recently warned about a cyber-theft tactic called “Juice Jacking,” which […]

10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack, Step 6: Restrict Access to File Shares (aka “Silo Your Data”)

Posted Posted in Ransomware, Security, Uncategorized

10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack, Step 6: Restrict Access to File Shares (aka “Silo Your Data”) Most small firms we work with have a single file repository on their network, and every staff member has full access to it, and all of its contents. This means that anyone, from the CEO all […]

10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack, Step 4: Configure Your Firewall to Filter OUTbound Traffic.

Posted Posted in Ransomware, Security, Uncategorized

A firewall is a type of security device that blocks network traffic to and from unauthorized sites, and allows traffic to authorized sites. Firewalls range from high end devices designed to protect the likes of Amazon and Facebook, down to SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) devices from Linksys. While there is a tremendous range of features […]

10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack, Step 3: Use a Web Content Filter to Limit Internet Access.

Posted Posted in Business Continuity, Ransomware, Security

If you and your staff don’t need¬†unfettered Internet access to do your job, don’t allow it. Period. Most of your employees do not need access to Facebook, Amazon, CNN, YouTube, and a majority of the websites they’re accessing every day. Every time you go online and access a website, you are increasing your exposure to […]