Blog Posts In Category: Cybersecurity & Compliance

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Small Business Phishing Scams: What You Need to Know (And How to Protect Yourself)

By The NetTech Content Team / March 29, 2024

Phishing scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated—and worse, increasingly pervasive. Approximately 73% of small businesses report some type of cyberattack each year, with phishing scams among the most common. Unfortunately, these scams can cost your business thousands or even millions of dollars, depending on the type and volume of data compromised by the attack.  Originally, phishing scams were primarily…

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Random Verification Code Texts and MFA Bypass Attacks

By The NetTech Content Team / September 21, 2023

Have you ever glanced at your phone and found a string of random verification code texts lighting up your screen? If so, you might be wondering what’s up with that. Before you enter that verification code or hit that “approve” button, pause for a moment. Don’t respond or enter any of those mysterious codes. This…

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Why Cyber Awareness Training May Be Required To Keep Cyber Insurance Providers Happy

By The NetTech Content Team / June 5, 2023

We get it, you’ve read countless blogs about how important cybersecurity awareness training is. You may have seen the startling statistics, too, with the latest ones showing that global cybercrime costs may reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. But we’re not here to say the obvious. We’re just redirecting your focus to a more pertinent issue.…

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What Finance Companies Need to Know About the FTC Safeguards Rule

By The NetTech Content Team / April 21, 2023

Thanks to the ever-growing number of reported cyberattacks, the need for regulatory compliance is crucial across all industries. In the financial sector, businesses face a burgeoning burden in staying compliant with more regulatory and reporting requirements to manage their cybersecurity risks. So, we’re here to discuss the FTC Safeguards Rule. In today’s business world, non-compliance…

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What is SOC 2 Type II Compliance?

By The NetTech Content Team / March 24, 2023

According to a recent IBM report, cybersecurity breaches cost an average of $4.45 million in 2023, making data security a critical concern for businesses across all industries. In particular, organizations that outsource essential business operations to third-party vendors like SaaS and cloud computing services should be even more concerned about data security. When these third-party…

ChatGPT Cybersecurity Risks and Impacts

By The NetTech Content Team / February 1, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many aspects of modern life, with applications in customer service and support, education and training, and virtual personal assistants. AI-based chatbots, in particular, have grown popular thanks to their ability to simulate human conversations and provide human-like responses through text box services and voice commands. Going by recent developments, ChatGPT seems to be…

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Why Your SMB Needs Next-Generation Antivirus

By The NetTech Content Team / September 22, 2022

When people mention malware attacks, we tend to assume that larger organizations are the primary target. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth because SMBs are equally lucrative targets. According to a recent report, 52% of SMBs suffered a cyberattack in 2021. More worryingly, 60% of SMBs are likely to close shop within six…

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Is Microsoft Defender Enough to Secure Your PC?

By The NetTech Content Team / August 11, 2022

If you have just acquired a new Windows PC, you are probably wondering whether you should also buy third-party antivirus software to protect against numerous threats from malware and other viruses. The good news is that both Windows 10 and Windows 11 now come with their own antivirus known as Microsoft Defender Antivirus or Windows…

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Top 6 Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities for Law Firms

By The NetTech Content Team / February 1, 2022

Law firms are increasingly becoming lucrative targets for cybercriminals. They collect and store tons of sensitive data, including tax returns, intellectual property information, and valuable corporate data. Simply put, lawyers have access to intellectual property, trade secrets, and figurative skeletons in their clients’ closets. To an average person, the files on an attorney’s computer are essentially…

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Cybercriminals Have Adapted to the Pandemic. Have You?

By The NetTech Content Team / November 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new reality with it; telecommuting is at its peak, and an unprecedented amount of (mis)information is circulating on the Internet. Cybercriminals have taken advantage of this to ramp up their activities. Thus, it’s best to understand the cybercriminal landscape in the current pandemic, the most common attacks, and how to protect…