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Common Phishing, Spear-Phishing, and Whaling Scams

The “Free Dinner” Scam: In this spear-phishing attack, scammers research an individual’s social media pages to find out what charities they support. They will then send an email that appears to be from that charity asking for feedback in exchange for ...

Pirates of the Dark Web

   When we think of pirates, the first images that come to mind are probably the likes of Captain Hook from Peter Pan or Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean in giant wooden ships full of men, with eye ...

How Often Should You Change Your Password?

It’s Not Necessarily A Matter of When, But Why? Passwords have become a complicated, and time-consuming, fact of life. According to Security Magazine, the average business user has 191 passwords. If you find yourself always signing in to things, you ...

Don't Become a Victim of Spear Phishing

What is Spear-Phishing? You’ve probably heard of the term phishing. It’s something we talk a lot about here at Stimulus Technologies when we educate ...

Is BYOD Bad For Your Business Security?

BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, also known as, BYOP, BYOT, and BYOPC is the latest trend in companies today. BYOD allows employees to use their personal phones, tablets and even laptops to complete work. According to Comodo Security Solutions, ...

9 Tips For Shopping Online and Why You Shouldn’t Use A Debit Card

With the holiday season upon us, online shopping may be your favorite option for getting your gifts out without the hassle of going to crowded malls and shops. If you do shop online (and these days, who doesn’t?), you’ll want ...

Think Twice Before Opening These Five Types of Email

Email From A Financial Institution Look very closely at email messages that appear to be from your bank, PayPal, your credit card company, your mortgage company, or any other place that says they have your money. Impersonating a financial institution ...

Clean Desk Practices To Keep Your Information Safe

Our cubicles and desks can start to feel like home after a while. It’s great to add that personal touch to our workspace, but it’s important to not let general cyber-safety practices slide no matter how comfortable in our space ...

How To Make Sure You Never Fall Victim To Ransomware

2018 is the year that most people added the word cryptocurrency to their vocabulary.  Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin dominated the news cycle as many people became rich from the cryptocurrency bubble.  What the news didn't report is that many people ...

5 Myths Small Business Owners Believe About Cyber Security

When large companies like Target or Equifax are the victims of cyber-attack it’s easy to think your smaller business could never suffer the same fate. It  might seem that smaller businesses wouldn’t have anything that attracts cyber-attackers or that they would ...

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