Social Engineering: What It Is and How to Prevent Attacks

It’s a seemingly innocent term—’Social Engineering’. It could refer to the use of social networks to create new revenue streams, or it could refer to a new kind of social media software. The reality is much more sinister. Social Engineering is the phrase that is used to describe a unique category of malicious, socially leveraged

September 8th, 2022|Categories: Denver IT, IT Security|Tags: |

5 Cloud Computing Security Risks You Should Know About

It’s a trend that has only been picking up steam in the COVID era: companies are moving many of their core operations to the cloud. And, if they’re already using cloud-based computing, companies are expanding their reliance on outsourced, off-site processing power, leaning more and more on providers like Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) to

Vulnerability Assessments vs. Penetration Testing

A sound IT security strategy includes numerous components that should be given serious consideration depending on the size, location, and structure of the organization in question. In today’s complex world of ubiquitous access to potentially sensitive information including personal identity details, financial data, and trade secrets, it makes more sense than ever to have a

What is Endpoint Security and Why is it So Important?

What is an Endpoint? Almost every electronic device you use—from desktops, laptops, mobile phones, printers, scanners, tablets, routers, modems, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices (like remote cameras or smart home devices)—is an endpoint. These are openings into the system that allows you to interact with the internal data structure. Examples of some of the most common

June 18th, 2022|Categories: Denver IT, IT Security|Tags: , |

Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) Explained

When it comes to protecting your company’s data, it helps to be a little bit paranoid. You’ve seen it in TV shows and movies: those office scenes in a large, dark room with seemingly hundreds of monitors showing graphs of the world with red and green lights, code scrolling by, flashing of alerts, graphs and

What Is Enterprise IT Security?

Most established businesses have some sort of security software installed on computers, servers, and on other hardware. But protecting a single laptop is a very different task from defending the vital digital infrastructure a business relies on for its mission-critical operations. That’s where enterprise IT security comes in. Why Is Enterprise IT Security So Important?

Does My Insurance Company Have a Say in My Business’ IT or Cyber Security Policy?

In the 2018 calendar year, there were more than 570 security breaches that compromised the identities of over 415 million employees and consumers around the world. Nearly half of these breaches were experienced by businesses, and while most of the news headlines we read tell us about large companies experiencing these breaches, the majority of

How to Prevent Hacking

As a business owner, can you afford to potentially lose your data and the use of your computers to ransomware? Could you stand to pay potentially millions of dollars in fines for a data breach? Whether you’re a small company of only a few employees or a larger company, everyone is at risk. In one

Introduction to Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

So far in 2021, Ransomware attacks have resulted in catastrophic damages for individuals and businesses alike. Not all of these damages are monetary, either—disruption to key business functions can have long-lasting effects that can take weeks or months to completely resolve. The problem is very real. As of the publishing of this article, it’s likely

Supply Chain Attacks

Over the holiday weekend, a major player in the IT industry suffered an attack that ended up crippling the technology infrastructure of potentially thousands of companies around the world. The company, Kaseya, provides Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools used by many IT departments and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to monitor the health of their