Common-Sense Security Tips to Detect Scammers

Common-Sense Security Tips from Fran Blanco In the last two days I received two scam calls. It’s not surprising. Indeed, Experian reports that in 2018, there were 47,567 scams added to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker℠, a 5% increase over 2017. Hopefully, with a few common-sense security tips, you’ll be prepared to detect scammers and protect your personal identity and funds. Scam Calls Detected The first scam call, on my personal cell, came from the “Social Security Administration.” The caller thinly masked a widespread scheme to extort funds. I quickly saw it coming, so I toyed with the…

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5 Ways to Calculate ROI from Automated Account Provisioning and Deprovisioning

By Davin Cooke, Director of Business Development, Identity Maestro User management has become a critical issue. As physical and cloud-based IT systems and environments become increasingly complex so has account provisioning. This is due to multiple factors such as disconnected legacy applications, stricter compliance regulations, and the ever-present risk of data breaches through compromised passwords. Most businesses are looking for ways to improve Identity Management and reduce costs while enhancing compliance and security. There are five ways your organization will save by refreshing your user account provisioning processes. These include savings from: More efficient automated processes Requiring less user training…

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Essential Wireless Network Security Tips for Small Business

Wireless network security tips from Pili Mar In an age dominated by smartphones and tablets, wireless networks have become an increasingly attractive option for many small businesses. With a wireless network, team members can easily collaborate on mobile devices and laptops from anywhere in the office. Employees can join the network or change locations without any wires to manage. That convenience and portability brings challenges, however, and businesses that choose to go wireless must plan carefully. In addition to some reduction in speed, wireless networks pose an increased security risk. To minimize your risk, consider a few basic tips for…

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Safeguard your network and customer credentials: Tips from the latest FTC data security case

Safeguard your network and customer credentials: Tips from the latest FTC data security case Suppose a lunch companion says, “I think there’s something wrong with this tuna salad.” To determine if the problem is tuna not to their taste vs. tuna gone bad, would you scarf it down? Probably not. Now remove tuna salad from the example and substitute a web browser extension. (Stay with us here.) Let’s say you’ve been warned that an unknown extension could be used for fraud. Should you download it and let it marinate in your company’s network? The FTC says that’s what the owner of…

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Business Owners to Learn How to Protect their Dream at International Franchise Expo

NYC area business technology and information security expert, Carl Mazzanti to address entrepreneurs and future business owners at Javits Center Business Resources Center Hoboken, NJ ­- (Cision) May 29, 2019 – Carl Mazzanti, the President and Co-founder of eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area small business managed services provider (MSP) and IT security consultant, will address entrepreneurs and future business owners as a featured speaker at the New York International Franchise Expo (IFE). The three-day event runs from May 30 to June 1 at the Javits Center, 11th Avenue and 37th Street, New York City. Mazzanti will be presenting on the…

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Cybersecurity for small business: Email authentication

used with permission from FTC.gov by Andrew Smith, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection As a business person, you know about phishing, of course. At first glance, the email looks like it comes from a recognized company, complete with a familiar logo, slogan, and URL. But it’s really from a cyber crook trying to con consumers out of account numbers, passwords, or cash. In addition to the serious injury these scams inflict on consumers, there’s another victim of phishing: the reputable business whose good name was stolen by the scammer. Fraudsters don’t just masquerade as global financial institutions or industry…

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eMazzanti Featured on Microsoft Cyber Security Leaders Forum

Microsoft Cyber Security Practice tips, tools and industry outlook shared on Microsoft Partner Community Leaders Forum by NYC cyber security expert, Carl Mazzanti Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) April 4, 2018 — eMazzanti Technologies President and Co-founder, Carl Mazzanti, was featured recently on a Microsoft Partner Community online Leaders Forum as a Microsoft cyber security expert. At the request of Microsoft Partner Online Community managers, Mazzanti shared a series of 10 posts on the topic of building a Microsoft-centered cyber security practice. The informative posts can be found at the Microsoft Partner Network, Partner Community, Leaders Forum, Security Area. This…

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Build Your Defense Against Cryptojacking, an Increasing Threat

Security Tips to Protect Against Cryptojacking, an Increasing Threat Almi Dumi, eMazzanti Technologies InfoSec Team The first cryptocurrency emerged in 2009 as Bitcoin. Over the past nine years, Bitcoin and other digital currencies have gradually cemented a place on the financial playing field. While the currency has attracted attention for its growth potential and anonymity, it also opens the door to new security threats in the form of cryptojacking. The term “cryptocurrency” combines the words cryptography and currency. And in fact, the money is based on complicated mathematical encryption. Surprisingly, the “coins” only exist as lines of code in a…

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4 Common Sense Email Security Tips to Safeguard Vital Business Information

Email Security Tips from Alexander Verlarde Most of us spend a significant portion of our work day sending or responding to emails. In fact, a 2017 study reports that the number of emails sent and received each day, worldwide, exceeds 269 billion. As the number of emails grows, so do the number of email threats. While hackers grow more proficient, security professionals work hard to keep pace. However, email remains a key area of vulnerability. Following a few basic email security tips can save both you and your company a great deal of frustration. 1. Be Aware of Common Phishing…

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3 Lessons Learned from the LifeLock Bug

3 Lessons Learned from the LifeLock Bug A lot of people (4.5 million) depend on LifeLock, a subsidiary of security giant Symantec, to help them protect their online identity. Ironically, the company recently admitted that a vulnerability on the LifeLock website (LifeLock Bug) had potentially exposed millions of customer email addresses to hackers. This all sounds familiar. Remember the Equifax security breach fiasco? Or, more recently, a website breach at Panera Bread? In each case, unauthorized persons were able to access millions of customer records through the company website. These incidents and dozens more serve as cautionary tales for organizations and…

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