What Is Phishing and How Can You Protect Your Business From an Attack?

Staff at MacEwan University, a school in Edmonton, Canada, received an email from a major vendor stating they had recently changed their electronic banking information and needed payments to be sent to a new account. Assuming their trusted business partner was just going through some changes, the university complied and transferred three payments to the new bank account within a span of 10 days. But four days later, MacEwan University received a phone call from this same vendor asking them why they hadn’t paid their fees yet. Perplexed by the call, the university told them they had just transferred the…

No two computer viruses are the same, but the worst ones can enable cyber criminals to steal your most personal information, destroy your data, and even damage your computer’s hardware. Macs and PCs both have built-in firewalls that help shield your computer from malicious cyber attacks, but if you want an extra layer of protection, you can purchase and download a personal firewall. Check out the following personal firewalls to figure out which one is right for you. 5 of the Best Personal Firewalls for Mac and Windows 1. McAfee LiveSafe Price: $104.99 Per Year For an Unlimited Amount of…

Nowadays, account security is a major concern for companies and their employees. It can pose a major threat to your employer if you’re hacked — if someone hacks your Gmail account, for instance, he will have access to company contacts, as well as your calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other private company information. For this reason, Duo Mobile and other two-factor authentication apps have risen in popularity. Two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is a safety process you can enable on any of your devices, including your iPhone, Mac, Gmail account, or social media accounts like Facebook. Here, we’re going to…

The Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity

If asked you to list the most valuable things you own, how would you answer? I guess this would be another way of asking the infamous “What would you grab if your house was on fire?” question. For me, I’d grab an old keepsake box filled with things from my childhood, my engagement ring, my phone and computer (for pictures and writings!), and an old Iowa sweatshirt of my dad’s. But I’d also have to say that my identity, social security number, credit cards, and bank accounts are valuable to me. While these things can’t exactly burn down in a…