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Social Engineering Spoofing Attacks: How to Stay Secure
Posted on 11/7/2018 by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Recently Winxnet Security experts noticed a rise in a certain type of social engineering spoofing attack. In this type of attack, the hacker claims to have compromised your account by either showing a password that may be associated with you somehow or pretend to be sending mail from your mailbox, along these lines:

"Hello! My nickname in darknet is beau34. I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago, through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time. If you don't believe me please check 'from address' in your header, you will see that I sent you an email from your mailbox. Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer and automatically saved access for me. I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history. Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos. I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right? If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $568 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created. ... "

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Five ROI Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT
Posted on 11/19/2018 by Jeff Loeb

Are you getting the desired ROI from your information technology investments? Many small and mid-sized businesses struggle to fully leverage modern technology due to limited expertise, cost concerns and the sheer pace of change. That's why many organizations choose to outsource their IT to Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

Here are the five ways that outsourcing your IT to a Managed Service Provider can improve your ROI:
  1. Optimize Technology Initiatives - Have you deployed the right set of IT technologies that will enable your business to best compete and satisfy user and customer requirements? Are you using the latest cloud technologies and SaaS applications? Do you have the right back-up and disaster recovery solutions in place to prevent data loss? Are you adequately mitigating risk from cyber-attacks? Managed Services Providers have the expertise to plan, deploy and manage the IT systems best suited for your organization.
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In this issue:
November 2018
Social Engineering Spoofing Attacks: How to Stay Secure
Five ROI Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT
Four Tips to Stay Cyber Secure This Holiday Season

Four Tips to Stay Cyber Secure This Holiday Season
Postedon 11/29/2018 by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

From Black Friday through Christmas, the holiday season is a busy time for most businesses. Even though this time of year can be extremely busy for employees, it's important that your organization remain vigilant about cybersecurity.

As we enter the holiday season, many people will be shopping online for great deals and cyber criminals will be looking for ways to exploit any weakness in your security controls.

According to an Cybint News article, Only 38 percent of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyberattack. KPMG, a professional services firm, stated in their Consumer Loss Barometer that 55% of retailers admitted they haven't invested any capital funds in cybersecurity protection over the past 12 months.

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