Cyber Tips & News

Introducing Free SBA Cyber Training

The Small Business Administration has partnered with Synergy Solutions to provide free online cyber trainings customized especially for small businesses.  The two training options include an beginners and intermediate tracks and are designed to familiarize business owners with the basic terms, threats and steps to protecting your business.   While this training does take some …

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Lessons learned from the WannaCry Cyber Attack

In May 2017, a fast moving cyber attack occurred effecting over 200,000 computers.  Several factors played into the success of this attack.  A fantastic summary of what happened and how you can prevent vulnerabilities from attacks like this on your networks and hardware is available here in SANS’ Ouch! Newsletter.  It’s a quick and valuable read!

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Senator Risch cosponsors MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act

“In 2012, nearly 71 percent of cyberattacks occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees,” said Senator Risch. Last week, Idaho’s Senator Risch and fellow US Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a bill that will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to best …

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Securing your passwords: Wh@t’s a p@$$phra$3?

One of the best ways to create a strong password that is also easy for you to remember is to create a phrase that substitutes letters for numbers or symbols.  The title of this article is an example of a passphrase. There’s no perfect password, and using a passphrase alone doesn’t guarantee you’ll be 100% secure, …

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