When it comes to IT support, New York businesses’ top priority is cybersecurity. With the number of ransomware attacks and data breaches on the rise constantly, if you’re not taking your cybersecurity seriously already, you need to start!
In the past year, many businesses have transitioned to a work from home environment, and many are going to continue operating like this, at least some of the time. While this has provided a welcome flexibility for many employees, it has posed a host of new cybersecurity challenges for businesses.
The dark web is an area of the internet where cybercriminals can operate in near complete anonymity. Many of the websites you have used or now use have had data breaches in the past, and certain portions of the dark web contain the results of such breaches. Names, dates of birth, addresses, booking numbers, and, worst of all credit, card details and passwords, can all be found in this data.
Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), also known as 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), is a means of authenticating a login to a service with an additional piece of information (i.e. something more than username + password). You may find these on public services like websites or on internal services like a POS system. If you are a Microsoft Office 365 user, you should activate your MFA option today to immediately boost your security.
There’s a pervading myth that you don’t need to worry about viruses if you use an Apple Device. This has never been true, but today, it’s more untrue than ever.