TCI Technologies Blog

How to Avoid Social Engineering Scams

Categories: Cybersecurity, Social Engineering Scams

13 February

A 2017 Verizon study determined that 43 percent of cyberattacks were social engineering scams. Perhaps one of the scariest things about this type of attack is that firewalls, antiviruses and other software cannot guarantee protection from them.

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How to Avoid Ransomware Attacks in 2018

Categories: Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Information Security

09 January

The frequency of ransomware attacks exploded between 2016 and 2017, and there’s no sign that they’re just going to disappear any time soon. Quite the opposite, actually: hackers are designing even more complex attacks that are harder to identify and remove. Use this information to understand how they work and avoid them.

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New York Cybersecurity Law: How to Comply

Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Business, Laws

19 December

Since March 1, 2017, most businesses in New York State were required to implement a cybersecurity policy thanks to a New York cybersecurity law entitled 23 NYCRR Part 500. On February 15, 2018, affected businesses must submit their first compliance certification to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

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6 Must-Know Computer Security Tips for Holiday Shopping

Categories: Cybersecurity, Holiday Shopping, Information Security

05 December

Hackers are no strangers to the fact that online holiday shopping is going to reach record levels this year. They know it’s the perfect opportunity to exploit unsuspecting consumers who are looking to find the best deals. Keep these computer security tips in mind to stay ahead of the crooks.

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What is a Firewall, and why should my Business have one?

Categories: Cybersecurity, What is a firewall, Firewall

28 November

Although it’s a vital cybersecurity device for both personal and business usage, we often find our clients asking us, “What is a firewall?” In this blog, we’ll discuss what firewalls are, and why every business, small or large, should have one.

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How the Main Street Cybersecurity Act affects your Business

Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Business

07 November

Cyberattacks can potentially cripple small businesses, the lifeblood of the American economy. For that reason, the United States Senate passed the Main Street Cybersecurity Act, which aims to reduce small business’ cybersecurity risks. Here’s what you need to know.

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What is an SSL Certificate, and does my Business Need one?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Security

24 October

If your business has a website, you have a responsibility to keep both your company’s and your customers’ personal information secure. One of the easiest ways to do this is by installing an SSL certificate to your website. What is an SSL certificate, you ask? We have the answer.

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Two Factor Authentication: is an App, Email or SMS Safest?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Two Factor Authentication

03 October

Two factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is absolutely one of the best ways to protect your online accounts from hackers. However, since there are three main authentication methods, many people are left wondering: is it best to use an app, email or SMS message as an authentication factor?

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What is Phishing, and is it Dangerous?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Phishing, Spoofs

15 August

Of all the common cyberattacks we see, phishing is perhaps the most dangerous because there is no single, foolproof way to prevent it. Rather than ask, “What is phishing?” after you’ve already fallen victim, learn to stay ahead of the hackers.

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How Small Businesses can Combat Credit Card Fraud

Categories: small business, Cybersecurity, Credit Cards, Business, Fraud

25 July

Credit card fraud is on the rise, and, unfortunately, small businesses are top targets. No matter the type of product or service your business sells, it’s potentially susceptible to fraud. That’s why it’s important to recognize and avoid today’s common scams.

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