Category Archives: Security

How CEO Impersonation Poses a Threat to Businesses

Cyberattacks in general are on the rise, and social engineering attacks in particular. Email scams like phishing are prevalent, and one form, CEO impersonation, is particularly dangerous.  CEO impersonation scams prey on human nature, emotion, and workplace culture. They appear to be from the highest authority in the company, putting pressure on employees to follow […]

How Ransomware is Crippling Businesses

Threats to businesses have evolved over the course of time. Today, with organizations increasingly reliant on technology and sophisticated computer systems, cybercrime is one of the most potent dangers.  As technology advances, cyberattacks also develop, using new techniques and strategies to breach defenses and access data. One of the most menacing forms of attack for […]

Cybersecurity with Microsoft 365

In 2014 small businesses were the victims of 60% of online attacks; unsurprisingly, hackers know that small businesses are easier to breach because they lack the same financial resources and expertise as large organizations to invest in effective cybersecurity protections. These targeted hacks can break a small company. In 2018 the average cost of a […]

10 Critical Questions Your Business Cybersecurity Plan Must Answer

Designing a cybersecurity plan for your business that adequately mitigates the risk of suffering a crippling data breach can be an overwhelming undertaking. Truth is, while this requires technical expertise from your IT security team or managed security provider, knowing what fundamental questions to ask will give you confidence that you’re taking the right steps […]

Protecting business data in the age of remote work: Security best practices during (post) Covid-19

The average data breach costs a company $1.42 million in lost business and takes nearly 206 days to identify (IBM). That means we haven’t yet seen or understood the cost of data breaches during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, security practices and early signs indicate that we should expect the number of breaches to rise significantly […]

How to Update Privacy Settings On Your Online Accounts

It’s no secret that most websites you visit and apps on your smartphone are tracking your every move online. But many of us forget (or aren’t aware) that many, if not most major online services we use also collect and often times share information about us with third parties. But the battle is not all […]

Envision Joins Far-Reaching Initiative to Promote the Awareness of Online Safety and Privacy

National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

September 17, 2019 — Envision Consulting today announced its commitment to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit […]

4 Easy Tips to Securing Your Facebook Small Business Account

Facebook Account Security for Small Businesses

Don’t let criminals ruin your small business. Social media holds the keys to your online reputation and it is crucial for you as business owner to take charge of securing your accounts. To help you strengthen your Facebook account security, here’s an easy to follow 4 minute video published by the National Cybersecurity Alliance [youtube […]

5 Essential Tech Tips for Cybersafe Summer Travel

5 tried and true tips that will help keep you cybersafe and secure during summer travel

Here’s an interesting fact: Did you know nearly two thirds of American families will head out of town this summer? Theme parks, cruises and international travel top the 2019 summer travel list. As everyone knows, no matter where you’re headed, being continuously connected is part of the plan. While having family fun is the goal, […]

Don’t want your accounts hacked? Google says two-factor authentication is your best bet

If getting your online accounts hacked (email, social media, financial accounts, etc.) keeps you up at night, or worries you at least a bit, there’s a bit of good news for users and business alike! The war against cybercriminals may never be won, but the results of a year-long study conducted by Google with New […]