Cyber Security Best Practices For Businesses

Smaller companies often struggle to develop and invest in robust IT security systems, which can leave them relatively more vulnerable to cyber attacks. If that’s the situation you’re in and you’re trying to decide what to invest in and where to use the money that you have to spend on IT security, here’s a quick overview of the basics you …

Large Scale Okta Phishing Campaign Targets Many Organizations

According to ongoing research by Group-IB, a massive phishing campaign is currently underway. This is a campaign that has impacted no less than 130 organizations across a broad range of industries. These include but are not limited to professional recruiting firms and companies connected to finance and technology. Some of the companies targeted include giants in their respective fields such …

Lenovo Models Affected By Medium Severity Vulnerabilities

If you own a Lenovo laptop, be aware that researchers at ESET have recently discovered a trio of bugs reported to Lenovo that could allow an attacker to disable security features and hijack your operating system. The issues are tracked as CVE-2022-1890, CVE-2022-1891, and CVE-2022-1892 and are all classed as medium severity level. The first of these is an issue …

Hackers Use VoIP Systems To Install PHP Web Shells

Security researchers at Unit 42, a division of Palo Alto Networks, have been tracking the efforts of a massive campaign aimed at Elastix VoIP telephony servers. They are used by companies of all shapes and sizes to unify their communications, and it is especially attractive because it can be used with the Digium phones module for FreePBX. So far, the …

The Importance Of Having An Email Newsletter

Most business owners understand the importance of being active on at least one social media channel. That’s fine as far as it goes, but have you considered supplementing your social media presence with a good, old-fashioned newsletter? Of course, when we say newsletter, we’re not talking about something you print and mail to your customers but rather something you publish electronically …

How To Easily Create An Efficient Workspace

The more efficient you are, the more effective you are.  That’s true whether you’re working from the office or from home. Fortunately, most office environments lend themselves to being efficient, so there’s probably not much you need to do on that front. So, the tips below are aimed mostly at those who are working from home. Having said that, if …

Conflict Resolution In The Workplace

Conflict in the workplace is sadly inevitable.  Put a group of people in a room together for eight hours or longer every day, week after week. No matter how well they get along, sooner or later, it’s going to happen. Since it can’t be completely avoided, the next best thing is to have a plan for when it occurs. That’s …

Conduct More Effective Meetings With These Simple Tips

Do the meetings you hold tend run off the rails? Do you find that they frequently run far longer than you intended and that very little actually comes out of them? If those things are true and if you’re looking for ways to improve the structure of your meetings, here are some quick tips that will help make them more …

You May Need To Replace Old Cisco VPN Routers

Do you own one or more of the following products made by Cisco? The RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall The RV130 VPN Router The RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router The RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router If so, be advised that a new and critical security vulnerability has been found that impacts your equipment.  It is being tracked as CVE-2022-20825.  With a severity …

It May Be Time To Update Your Business Logo

Corporate branding can be worth its weight in gold and certain images are absolutely iconic.  The Golden Arches, the Nike “swoosh,” and Apple’s Apple all come to mind. Logo images give companies the means of offering a consistent brand image over time, and that  can be a very good thing. Over time, tastes and styles change.  If your company presents …