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Multifactor Authentication: Because Passwords Aren't Enough

Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by April L. Sy posted in IT, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise, Vendor Email Compromise, Cybercrime, Small Business, Phishing, MFA, 2FA, Multifactor Authentication

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What is MFA and Why Aren't Passwords Alone Good Enough?

If you’ve heard of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), then you’re familiar with MFA. MFA, or MultiFactor Authentication, simply requires an individual to provide two or more credentials to authenticate their identity, thus adding an extra level of protection to user accounts.

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Alert from KnowBe4 - Exploiting the Coronavirus: Financial Relief Scam Targeting Organizations

Aug 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by KnowBe4 posted in Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Coronavirus, Email Compromise, Business, Financial Relief, Phishing

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The Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact organizations across the globe. This hardship gives cybercriminals the perfect bait: a promise of financial relief. Currently, cybercriminals are impersonating the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) with a very convincing phishing email. While this specific scam targets organizations in the US, this tactic could be used in any country, for any kind of relief fund.

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Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Aug 19, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Alma Vieru posted in IT, technology, Cybersecurity, COVID-19, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, BCDR, Small Business, Business

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It was the early morning hours when the phone rang. A fire had broken out in the building where we had our business. We threw on our coats and raced to the location. All I saw were flames and smoke as the firefighters worked to gain control of the blaze. It wasn't a surprise when I was informed the structure was a total loss - and everything in it. Where do we go from here? 

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Warning! Vendor Email Compromise on the Rise

Aug 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by April L. Sy and James Keeler posted in IT, security, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise, Vendor Email Compromise, VEC, Cybercrime, Cyber Crime, Silent Starling

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There’s a phishing attack out there that is stealthy and not easily detected until the damage is done. It’s called Vendor Email Compromise, and it’s worth billions worldwide.

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As We All Re-Open

Jun 18, 2020 3:01:00 PM / by Alma Vieru posted in Coronavirus, COVID-19, New York Reopens

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These past three months have truly been unprecedented. No one could have foreseen the dramatic effect COVID-19 would have on individuals, families, and businesses in New York State and around the globe. LMT has taken rigorous steps to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

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Alert from KnowBe4 - Massive Excel Phishing Attack

Jun 10, 2020 10:19:35 AM / by KnowBe4 posted in Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise

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Microsoft has reported a massive phishing campaign that uses an Excel attachment as bait. The phishing email looks like it is from the Coronavirus Research Center of John Hopkins University–a well known medical organization in the US. The email includes an Excel attachment that is disguised as an updated list of Coronavirus-related deaths, but the file actually contains a hidden piece of malware.

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Alert from KnowBe4 - Malicious Zoom Installer

May 29, 2020 12:31:30 PM / by KnowBe4 posted in Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise

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Whether you’re working from home or trying to stay in touch with loved ones, video conferencing apps like Zoom are becoming the new normal. Cybercriminals have exploited this type of application before, but their latest scam may be the trickiest yet.

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Alert from KnowBe4 – Social Engineering Red Flags #2: Recipient

May 15, 2020 3:41:51 PM / by KnowBe4

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The prevalence of phishing scams is at an all-time high. Because you are the key to preventing a cyber-attack within your organization, it is important to question the legitimacy of every email you receive. Below is a list of questions to ask yourself about the recipient of the email that may help you realize that you are being phished.

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Don't Let Returning Computers Infect Your Office

May 6, 2020 8:00:00 PM / by LMT Tech posted in IT, security, technology, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, ITSupport, COVID-19, Remote workforce returning to the office, New York Reopens, Returning to the Office

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Just as you should take precautions to make sure returning workers aren't sick, you will want to make sure returning computers are not sick as well. It is imperative that incoming computers are checked for infections and safety measures are performed before you allow them back onto the corporate network.

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Alert from KnowBe4: Don't Reuse That Password!

May 4, 2020 8:51:18 PM / by KnowBe4 posted in IT, security, technology, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity

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Today, data breaches are more common than ever. A data breach is a leak of sensitive or confidential information, whether intentional or unintentional. It is almost a guarantee that at least one of your passwords, past or present, has been exposed by a data breach.

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