What Is Ransomware?

Posted by Sean Mackey

October 19, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Imagine this: You open an e-mail on your work computer that seems to come from Google, prompting you to click a link to reset your password. But when you click, a mysterious .exe file downloads and launches. Slowly, all the files on your desktop turn into white paper icons, and the names of all your files turn into scrambled nonsense. What is happening here? Unfortunately, you’ve probably fallen victim to a ransomware attack.

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Topics: Information Security

10 Information Security Tips to Protect Your Clients and Your Business

Posted by Sean Mackey

October 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Technology certainly makes life easier, but it has also introduced a host of new threats to the security of our personal information. Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we thought it would be an ideal time to share 10 information security tips to help protect your clients and your business.

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Topics: Information Security

Do You Need a Password Manager?

Posted by Sean Mackey

July 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM

According to a recent Dashlane blog post, the average American has 130 online accounts—each of which needs a unique, strong password to be safe. You could write these passwords down or store them in one file, but then you’d only be creating a “key of all keys.” Imagine the damage that could be done if the wrong person had the master key to your sensitive information.

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Topics: Information Security

Cybersecurity Challenges for Financial Advisors

Posted by Michael Sundberg

March 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM

When it comes to cybersecurity, these are unprecedented times. Unfortunately, breaches and hackers are the new norm. Further, regulations require that you, as a business owner, take the responsibility to keep your clients' information and identities safe. But safeguarding the vast landscape of security risk takes commitment, an understanding of risk exposure, and investment of time and resources. So, where do you start?

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Topics: Information Security

Take Control of Your Inbox: Tips for Managing Your E-Mail

Posted by Jim Flanagan

November 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM

I can recall the day back in the late ’90s when I set up my first e-mail account. At the time, using e-mail, or even having a computer with Internet access, wasn’t the norm. Unlike today, you couldn’t assume another person had e-mail, and if you were to ask, the question was often met with a curious look and a shake of the head.

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Topics: Information Security

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