You Need to Watch Out for Reply-Chain Phishing Attacks

Phishing. It seems you can’t read an article on cybersecurity without it coming up. That’s because phishing is still the number one delivery vehicle for cyberattacks. A cybercriminal may want to steal employee login credentials. Or wish to launch a ransomware attack for a payout. Or possibly plant spyware to steal sensitive info. Sending a phishing email can do them all 80% of surveyed security professionals say that phishing campaigns have significantly increased post-pandemic. Phishing not only continues to work, but it’s also increasing in volume due to the move to remote teams. Many employees are now working from home. [...]

2022-09-26T15:40:15+01:00By |

5 Biggest Questions About Windows 11 Answered

Microsoft’s latest operating system is starting to take the world by storm. But before jumping ship and upgrading to the new OS, better read this first. It’s finally here. After six years, Microsoft has just released the latest version of its operating system — Windows 11. So what does that mean for our lovely customers here at Knibbs? At a time when computers and technology play a more central role in human lives, tech companies are scrambling to deliver the best user experience possible to capture the ever-expanding market. Microsoft’s answer to the growing demand for better technology for home [...]

2021-11-02T14:56:30+00:00By |

Enhance your privacy online with DuckDuckGo

Tired of being tracked wherever you go on the Internet? Take the first step in your privacy journey by changing the way you search the internet. Block those annoying ad trackers and increase your browsing privacy by using DuckDuckGo apps on your mobile devices and install the browser extensions on your PC or Mac. It's free of charge so start taking back your privacy. Download DuckDuckGo on all your devices With just one download you'll get tracker blocking, private searching, increased encrypting, and privacy grading on all of your browsing. The mobile apps for iOS/Android (DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser) and browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, [...]

2021-10-05T11:51:07+01:00By |

Why Security Awareness Training? Ransomware, that’s why.

Old-school Security Awareness Training does not hack it anymore Today, your employees are frequently exposed to advanced phishing and ransomware attacks. Your users are the weak link in your IT security. There are 5 ways (call them generations) to train end-users: "Do Nothing", rely on filters and count on users to not click on phishing links. It is surprising that 25% of organizations still use this tactic. "The Break Room", herd all users once a year into the break room. Keep them awake with donuts and coffee during the death by PowerPoint slide deck. "The Monthly Security Video", where users are [...]

2021-10-04T16:07:43+01:00By |

OnDMARC, Get Set Go

How you can protect your brand Your brand is really important right? So is the domain name you send your emails from. This is an integral part of your brand. Can you prove an email you sent came from you and not someone impersonating your domain? Email is widely used not only for business and personal communications, but also by automatic systems that send you notifications and reminders triggered by your online activity. However, email is surprisingly vulnerable to impersonation attacks and online fraud. The origin of its vulnerability is that the information displayed in the “from” and “to” [...]

2021-03-09T12:11:16+00:00By |

12 Point Security Review

How secure are you? Let us do a full 12-point security review of your systems to see what can be improved. 1.              Check security of usernames and passwords. 2.            Check security of the Internet connection at your office. 3.             Check security of your PC/MAC devices. 4.            Check security of your servers. 5.             Check safety of working from outside of the office. 6.            Check security features of platforms in use. 7.            Check email security. 8.            Check security awareness of staff. 9.            Check security of your data. 10.         Check office physical network security. 11.           Check office wireless network security. 12.         Check [...]

2021-02-18T10:47:16+00:00By |

Are you safe when working remotely?

We all want to be able to work from anywhere, but this does mean that staff can be out of sight and it is really easy to extend home working and introduce additional weaknesses to security. After all you don’t put a lock on your front door but leave the back door open. These principles apply regardless of whether you have your systems and data on a cloud, on your premises or a combination of both. We've put together a whitepaper on what you need to consider when working away from the office. Download your copy today. [...]

2021-02-11T10:42:50+00:00By |

WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram – are they secure?

WhatsApp recently changed their privacy policy and rival apps Signal and Telegram saw a huge surge in user registrations as people switched to different platforms. Let's do a comparison of the three contenders. WhatsApp is based in the USA, this free messaging app is available for Android and IOS devices. There is also a web version, although this does require the phone version to be connected on the WiFi which is a bit of a pain. Some businesses use WhatsApp to communicate with their customers. WhatsApp was started in 2009 and acquired by Facebook in 2014. Telegram was launched in Russia [...]

2021-01-22T16:05:29+00:00By |

2021 Productivity Guide

Finally, we’ve waved goodbye to 2020. The year that will go down in the history books for that catastrophe of epic proportions. And we know, this new year may not see us waving goodbye to the virus, but at least we’re all a little more used to this new way of living. So with the relief of this new year, there also comes the annual kickstart. A boost in motivation when it comes to our health, our habits, and of course, our work. As a business owner or manager, it’s likely you will be setting yourself more goals than the [...]

2021-01-21T14:34:41+00:00By |

How secure is your email?

Just how safe is your email really? Are you protected from malicious attachments and links in emails? Do you know how to spot phishing emails? Are you kept up to date with latest phishing methods? Is your brand safe from email spoofing and impersonation, protecting the integrity of your online presence? Can you share sensitive information with people away from prying eyes? Do you know the answer to any of the above? If not, we need to talk about security. Let's face it, it's a jungle out there. Bad people out there are trying to gain access to data all [...]

2020-12-09T18:23:05+00:00By |