Fake Social Media and Amazon Phishing Scams to Watch Out For

Fake email notifications are one of the common attacks hackers use to target small to midsize businesses with phishing attacks. These fake security emails are meant to try to scare you into taking action with messages like “Your account will be suspended in 24 hours.”

These attacks rely on getting you to believe these messages were actually sent from the real platform. 

Because of social engineering efforts, hackers are getting much better at mimicking the tone and word choice companies use to alert their customers. Which means that readers must take extra precautions in order to not get duped. Let's look at a few recent examples of this. 

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Five Things to Include in your 2020 Technology Budget

This time of year is budgeting time for many companies. With technology continuing to evolve, there are almost too many options when it comes to deciding what to include in your budget—especially when you throw considerations like virtual meetings and remote work into the mix. Here are some critical items you'll need to have.

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Things to do in Office 365 BEFORE you get breached

Cloud-based services, including Office 365, Google Drive, DropBox, and many more, are a big target for cyber criminals. Since the services are not behind your firewall, anyone with access to the internet can try to target your account and access sensitive information. 

Fortunately,  there are some easy—and free!—things you can do make your Office 365 environment more secure. Unfortunately, almost no one wants to do these things until after their account gets compromised.


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When Your Password Isn't Enough to Protect Your Identity

Ten years ago, it wasn’t that hard to protect your online accounts – a simple password would do just fine for the most part (along with the knowledge that the Nigerian prince emailing you wasn’t really a Nigerian prince). In today's advanced cybercrime world, protecting your identity is a lot harder than it used to be.

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What's Your Cybersecurity Score? Take this Free Security Health Check Test from Microsoft to Find Out.

Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern for businesses heading into 2019. According to a recent article in Forbes, growing dependence on “data in use” to do everything from act on opportunities to collaborate effectively (while convenient) continues to increase the cybersecurity risk for every business.

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If You Only Add One Thing to Office 365 Make it This

As part of PTG's initiative to help you work better in 2019, here is an add-on for Office 365 that we believe you can't afford NOT to have.

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Quick Cybersecurity Tips for Holiday Travelers (and the employees covering them)

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people, that means travel and hopefully, some time off from the office. The last thing you want to worry about is whether or not a cybercriminal is targeting you and your company while you are away.

But travel is common cover for phishing attacks. Here’s a few tips to help keep safe while you’re away—and if you’ve covering someone else’s work while they’re traveling.

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These Disturbing Extortion Emails Use Real Information to Trick You

Being on the receiving end of malicious emails is never fun. A new wave of extortion emails takes it to a new level, though.

We’ve seen multiple emails recently claiming to have compromising video of the receiver and demanding payment. What makes these emails especially scary is that they include the recipient’s real username and password.

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Four Practical Password Tips You Can Actually Follow

Change your password every 90 days. Use a different password for every account. Use a random combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Don’t use dictionary words. Don’t write your passwords down.

You’ve probably heard all this advice before for creating passwords. You’re also probably ignoring it—realistically, it’s hard for most people to follow this advice on a day to day basis. When security and usability are at odds, most people tend to favor usability.

But productivity and cybersecurity don’t always need to be at odds. Here are four password tips you can actually follow:

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What You Need to Know This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Like any industry, cybercrime is continually evolving. New trends emerge, and new threats pop up all the time. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making this the perfect time to review and refresh your cybersecurity knowledge.

Here are four things you need to know right now:


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