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IT Security Trends for 2019 That Your Business Needs to Know

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2018 saw the rise of public cyber security awareness. Data breaches are so normal that credit repair companies can easily market bulk accounts to businesses with upset customers. 2019 will see the march of progress, but also a need to protect the uneducated. Internet users still fall for the same old tricks, and there’s always a new tech threat. For small businesses, this is a good time to protect yourself and innovate your IT systems. Here are some IT security trends for 2019 that your business needs to understand to stay on the edge of tech.

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Avoiding Phishing Scams in 2019

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Anyone with an email account has very likely received an email that is an attempt to get your personal information, an effort to get you to buy into something fake, or an attempt to get you to click into something malicious. This type of email is called a phishing scam. Phishing scams can be as obvious as a Nigerian prince asking for money, but they can also be very deceptive. They can look like your bank (or another account that you recognize and trust) wanting you to click on a link to go reset your password. They can seem like an advertisement for a really appealing product. They can also look like a fundraiser for the latest hurricane victims. In 2019, these attempts are more sophisticated than ever. But there are still ways to find out how to avoid phishing scams in 2019. The Nigerian princes are still out there, but scammers are creating more and more convincing emails that look like they come from sources that you recognize and trust – like your bank, your favorite charity, or even your work or school. These guidelines are designed to help you reduce the risk of you and your company falling victim to the latest email phishing scams.

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What is the Difference Between Ransomware and Malware?

With worldwide attacks using a new form of malware called ransomware on hospitals and industrial systems coming to light in the press recently, it is evident that a new kind of malicious software is on the rise. These attacks bring up an important question: is there a difference between this new “ransomware” and traditional malware? In simple terms: yes. There is a difference between ransomware and malware.

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What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know About Ransomware

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The tech world is full of risk. Many viruses exist for not just mischief, but to make an easy payday for hackers. Ransomware is one of the most potent of the new age viruses, but its dangers don’t have to scare you. Here are a few details about ransomware, along with ways to recover easier if your systems are compromised.

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Who Should Worry About Ransomware in 2019?

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As 2019 begins its routines of changes, new introductions, and familiar faces, the tech world continues to evaluate cyber security.Although more people are aware of cyber threats because of how public and high-profile certain exploits have become, there is always a chance of a new type of exploit and a new set of victims. Ransomware was still a big topic in 2018, and 2019 is a chance to harden systems. The types of people who should worry about ransomware have shifted, but the threat is still there. Here are a few ransomware details to understand the threat, the groups dealing with the most risk, and ways to protect your systems.

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