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Social Engineering Awareness

@nismoguy1, social engineering is an important security topic that impacts individuals and businesses alike! Before answering your question, it is important to define the term social engineering. A broad definition of “social engineering” is influencing someone to react in a certain way by exploiting one’s interests, habits, etc. In the context of cybersecurity, “social [...]

2017-03-23T16:12:59+00:00

IoT Ransomware Trends

As more devices are connect to the internet, the greater potential there is for hackers to leverage these devices in IoT ransomware attacks. @CarsonSallis1, you bring up a very interesting question that is starting to become a hot topic in cyber security research. Internet of Things (IoT) ransomware is not yet a widespread [...]

2017-03-13T21:04:45+00:00

Phishing Attack Protection

@Pwdrkeg, effective and comprehensive phishing attack protection should combine technical solutions with user education. It is important to note that protecting against phishing attacks is a process that must constantly be revisited and adjusted as appropriate. We have outlined four recommendations for a well-rounded approach for effective phishing attack protection. 1.Configure email spam filters [...]

2017-03-13T20:50:20+00:00

Small Business Security

Submit your #askahacker questions to @soteriasecurity on Twitter. Chosen questions will receive a response from our consulting team and a Soteria gift pack. @ltpate3, great question! Small business security is becoming increasingly important, as hackers have been placing greater emphasis on targeting small businesses in recent years. Every breach that occurs doesn’t make the [...]

2017-03-13T20:53:00+00:00

Security Policy Enforcement

Conversation about business security is often centered around what additional measures companies should be taking to protect their businesses from cyber threats. However, what many businesses don’t consider is the effects of poor security policy enforcement practices at their firm. The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a study indicating that employees at [...]

2017-03-13T20:46:34+00:00

Security Policy Customization

Having proper security policies and procedures is important for all businesses, especially those that must meet compliance standard requirements. It is a common belief that maintaining policies is one of the easiest aspects of meeting compliance. However, checking the “policies” box off your list of compliance requirements requires more than merely downloading policy templates off [...]

2017-03-13T20:53:13+00:00

Personal Email Accounts: How They Affect Business Security

With email security incidents on the rise, good business email practices are becoming more crucial to protecting your firm from internal and external security threats. Soteria often works with companies, some with millions of dollars in revenue, who still use personal email addresses for business use. While Soteria sees the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of [...]

2017-03-13T20:54:54+00:00

Shared Web Hosting Security

Having roommates is a great way to cut down on the cost of rent. But would you ever move into a new place without knowing who your roommates were or how many roommates you had? This is often the case for businesses that use shared web hosting for their websites. Shared hosting is a [...]

2017-03-13T20:55:11+00:00

Startup Security

Like many businesses, Soteria got its start as a three-man team working out of a spare bedroom in an apartment. Our story isn’t unique; many businesses understand what it is like getting a company off the ground with a skeleton crew. In the early stages of starting a business, it is understandable why businesses [...]

2017-03-13T20:55:57+00:00