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How Jumpstart Security Makes Cyber Security For Small Businesses Simpler

Small businesses are the backbone of any economy, and they are increasingly becoming targets for cybercriminals.  According to a recent study, 62 percent of cybercriminals target small businesses. That’s a lot of money for a small business to lose, not to mention the damage that can be done to your reputation. Thus, cyber security for
Internet Security Lies

7 Internet Security Lies You Need to Know Of

We all know the importance of web browsing safety, but are you aware of the internet security lies often told to persuade you to buy into it? With all of the cybercrime going on, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your data is safe. That means using strong passwords and taking other precautions
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What is Web Application Firewall (WAF) and How Does it Work?

Do you know what is web application firewall (WAF) is and how it works? If not, you’re not alone. Many people don’t know much about WAFs, but they are essential to online security. As our world becomes increasingly digitized, the need for online security for organizations is becoming more significant.  With cyber-attacks on the rise,
social engineering cyber crime

Social Engineering Cyber Crime: (Examples + Prevention Tips)

Did you know that social engineering is one of the top cyber crimes? In fact, it’s estimated that social engineering scams cost businesses billions of dollars each year. What is social engineering cyber crime, and how can you protect yourself from becoming a victim? Read on to find out. What is Social Engineering? Social engineering

How to Protect Yourself from Supply Chain Ransomware

You may have heard of ransomware before, but did you know that it’s increasingly being used to target supply chains?  Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts data on a victim’s computer and then demands payment in order to decrypt it.  In recent months, we’ve seen an uptick in the use of ransomware against
mobile phishing attacks

How to Spot Mobile Phishing Attacks & Protect Yourself

With mobile phone users increasingly spending more time on their device, cybercriminals have taken notice and begun to develop phishing attacks specifically for mobile devices. Phishing is a type of malware that attempts to steal personal information by tricking users into revealing it through a malicious email, text message, or app. Although mobile phishing attacks

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