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3 Steps to Cybersecurity on a Small Business Budget

You know that a thorough cybersecurity plan is essential to protect your assets and information. The threat of cyber attacks on small businesses is higher than ever, and damages from an attack take months and up to a year for most companies to recover from, if they can recover at all

So, how can you be sure you’re doing the right things to prevent damage that can be caused by cyber threats? 

Let us help. 

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Stay Phish Proof: Best Practices for Spotting Phishing Emails

With emails being such a common tool for communication, both in the business world and on a personal level, phishing emails are becoming more common as well.

Check out this short video (less than 10 minutes) for some of the quickest ways to spot a phishing email, and what to do if you receive one.

Below the video, you can find more information on phishing emails.

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Easy Tips to Strengthen Password Security

Strong passwords help prevent unauthorized access. But what makes a password strong? 

Here are our top password tips to help you protect your data.

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An Advanced Anti-Virus That Stops Ransomware

Ransomware is a multibillion-dollar industry, leaving many companies concerned about what they’re up against and whether their cybersecurity measures can keep them protected. These attacks often use sophisticated techniques to increase their success rate, so having a just-as-advanced anti-virus solution is key in stopping it.

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The Kaseya VSA Ransomware Attack

Unfortunately, ransomware continues to make headlines, with the recent attack on Kaseya VSA products affecting 1500 organizations across the globe. 

Although WorkSmart does not use Kaseya VSA products and has not been impacted by this attack, it’s important to use this as an opportunity to grow our security practices and help you do the same.  

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What is ransomware?

As you may have seen in the news recently, ransomware can be a very time-consuming and expensive threat. Luckily, there are steps to take that can help prevent these cyberattacks. Here’s everything you need to know about the menacing malware.

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Marissa Explains IT All: What is the Principle of Least Privilege?

Want to hear an easy way to limit the risk of exposing secure information?

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Why Shutting Down Your Computer May Be A Security Risk

Forget everything you know – at least when it comes to shutting down your computer. With Windows 10, ‘shut down’ and ‘restart’ no longer do the same thing, so if you only shut it down, your computer may be a security risk. Here’s what you need to know.
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Security News: Microsoft Exchange

WorkSmart is aware of the vulnerabilities being used to attack on-premise versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. We have confirmed that our clients using Exchange have the updated security patches already installed, and thus are protected. WorkSmart does not use the on-premise version of Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft confirmed that Exchange Online, the hosted email service provided by Microsoft 365, is not affected.

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How DNS Security Keeps Your Organization Safe from Cyber Threats

Remote work and cloud technology have improved productivity in the workplace but have also created more opportunities for cyber attackers.

Since the beginning of 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes.  Web threats are rising as 1 in 13 web requests now lead to malware.

Protecting your organization from cyber threats starts with having a layered approach to your organization’s cyber defenses.