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Marissa Explains IT All: How to Choose the Right Firewall

When it comes to selecting the right firewall for your business, there’s a few considerations to think about. Your firewall is an integral part of keeping your business secure, so you want to ensure that you have the proper one in place to do just that.

In today’s hybrid work environment, nearly everything is connected to the internet in order to allow this flexible work style. Unfortunately, if it’s connected to the internet, it’s also at risk for cyberattack.

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SECURITY ALERT: Log4j Vulnerability

WorkSmart is aware of the critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j that can be used to launch cyber attacks. We continue to work with our vendors to identify any potential vulnerabilities and ensure our tools are secure.

Here are details on the Log4j vulnerability, including who it impacts and what steps you can take to reduce the risk to your organization and your customers.

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Marissa Explains IT All: How to Spot A Phishing Email

Email is one of the most commonly used methods of communication in the workplace, however it’s also one of the most targeted areas for cybercriminals.

Phishing is a technique that hackers use to impersonate a trusted source and try to get any personal or sensitive information from you. These emails can come in many different forms, so it’s important to stay vigilant when it comes to keeping your account secure.

Check out the 60-second clip below to hear Marissa’s best tips on spotting these phishing emails before it’s too late. Continue scrolling for the full transcript and more cybersecurity tips to help protect your business.

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How to Protect Your Organization’s Email from Cyberattacks

Email is one of the most used methods of collaboration in the workplace. Unfortunately, it’s also become one of the most popular methods for cyberattack. From phishing emails to emails with malicious attachments, email can be as vulnerable as it is essential.

That’s why teaching your employees good security habits is incredibly helpful in protecting against email-based threats. They learn how to spot potential threats, but with how much we rely on email, more can be more when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Marissa Explains IT All: What is multi-factor authentication?

It’s no secret that securing all of your different accounts is crucial to keeping your data protected. Multi-factor authentication helps to provide an extra layer of security by requiring users to identify themselves using more than just a username and password.

How does it work? Check out Marissa’s 60-second explanation of multi-factor authentication below!

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Benefits of Using Single Sign-On and Why It’s Important for Your Business

The use of the cloud is growing with software-as-a-service making it easy for small businesses to adopt technology without managing and maintaining any infrastructure. Plus, in the ever-changing hybrid workplace, cloud apps give your team access to what they need from anywhere.   

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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 your organization is doing the right things to prevent damage that can be caused by cyber threats and keep it within a small business budget? 

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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.

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Easy Tips to Strengthen Password Security

Strong passwords help prevent unauthorized access and potential data breaches. 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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