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Cyber Security Month: Tip – Back Up

Image via http://wpdevshed.com/   Have a backup plan for your files. No matter what kind of damage happens to your computer (fire, water, malware, ransomware) you will always have a copy of your data if you consistently backup your files. We suggest the 3-2-1 methodology. 3 copies, 2 types of media, and 1 copy off-site. You can keep your information on a thumb drive, but make sure you store it in a fire/water proof location in the event of a disaster. Another

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Slow Internet?? No Internet??

You are not the only one. The internet is currently in the middle of a cyber attack. Dyn.com, a popular dynmic DNS provider and provider of commercial managed DNS services is currently experiencing a massive DDoS attack. As a result, many sites that are using Dyn.com’s services are experiencing issues. Affected are not just home/hobby sites that traditionally use dynamic DNS services, but also large “name brand” sites that use Dyn.com’s managed DNS service. For example Twitter, Spotify, Etsry, Github and others (domains

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Cyber Security Month: TIP

Use 2-factor authentication. Many sites, social media or banking, allow the option of 2 factor or multifactor authentication. An example of this is when you sign into your online bank account, you will next be sent a security code to your phone. You would put that security code into the website. The reasoning behind the extra authentication is two-fold. First, in the event your username and password are compromised, the hacker still needs that security code that was sent to

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Do you have free WIFI?

Yes, free wireless is a great accommodation to provide to your customer. However, if not set up correctly, it may be putting your whole business and others at risk. As a business: The absolute best policy to implement is installing a hardware firewall and have your guest wireless on its own isolated network with a simple password (store name, month, year, etc.). A firewall enables your internet connection to have isolated networks that are unable to talk to each other.

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You are a security layer!

October Cyber Security Awareness Month. Infotech is going to mention a security layer that often gets overlooked: you. Many kinds of threat rely on social engineering, psychologically manipulating a victim into doing something which will enable the attacker to achieve his aims. We can’t teach resistance to sophisticated social engineering in a paragraph,but if you can maintain a reasonable level of skepticism and remember that successful social engineering may use the carrot or the stick (or both), you can save yourself

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In recognition of that, we will be posting tips help you be more aware of the threat of cyber security in our everyday life. Tip: Be aware of what you plug in to your computer. Malware can be spread through infected flash drives, external hard drives, and even smartphones. You need to be especially aware if you are a business and someone wants to “just print something off quick.” Once they put the flash drive

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Pierre Lunch & Learn

Thank you for everyone that attended the Lunch & Learn in Pierre today. Here are some of the links we had talked about during the presentation. KeePass: http://keepass.info/download.html KeePass does a great job of generating unique passwords as well as accessing and storing the passwords for you. Have I Been Pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Check here to see if your username or email have been compromised in the 147 pwned websites with over 1 Billion users.

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