Keep Your Information Safe From Hackers!

We always try to make it harder for hackers to get into our information. Hackers don’t want to work too hard to get information.
There’s a few different things that can help keep your data safe and protected, but one easy way to do it is  …

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method that a device user is granted access to a website or application only AFTER successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism: knowledge (something only the user knows), possession (something only the user has), and inherence (something only the user is).

Having multi-factor authentication makes stealing your information harder for the average criminal. If your information is hard to get into, it becomes less enticing to the average hacker and makes them move on to the next person.

Multi-factor authentication adds a second or third (or more) factor to the login process for company resources (apps, services, servers, etc.).  You can use multi-factor for banking accounts, emails, any sort of company program that has valuable information, and even email!

Having a hacker try to get into your information should be a challenge for them! Not having your information backed up by different security could lead to deleted information or even a data breach that could potentially lead to danger within your company or even for yourself! I know … It’s hard to think that you can’t just get into an app or even a site without having to use a code to get into it, but once you do it for a while it feels like second nature! You’ll be thanking yourself for it and happy you went with it.
Hackers are only getting more advanced with their strategies to get into your personal and company information.  Finding different strategies and approaches will help you continue to keep your data safe.  With multi-factor authentication, you are able to use security codes, questions, tokens, and other ways to make sure you are the only person able to get into the system and having access to the information.

There are a few different products out there that can help you get started, but talking to your IT company will help you see what is best for you and your company!

Always remember … The more a hacker needs to try, the less enticing your information is!!!

If you need more information or you are looking to start multi-factor authentication for your company, contact PCS today!

Don’t Know How To Protect Your Company’s Data?

Data is one of the most important assets that your company has and needs your attention.

Having cloud connections can ensure the security of primary or additional backups in a cloud repository may be not enough to ensure data security for you.

The backed-up data may become unavailable because of a malicious attack or unintentional action on your end. Meaning that a user could hack into your companies data and do severe damage to your company’s reputation!

The data can also be accidentally deleted from a cloud repository or because of a mistake done during the configuration of backup jobs and settings. There are many ways to lose data in such a quick amount of time. But, there are ways to ensure more safety for your company’s data!

iland has come up with the Secure Cloud Backup Insider Protection! iland Insider Protection protects you from both straightforward deletion of all backups from the Veeam console, as well more sophisticated attacks.  Everyone has concerns with their backup files and they could be deleted accidentally or a hacker could get in and delete it.  With Insider protection, you can sit comfortably and be confident that there is a copy of your backups available. iland Insider Protection enables you to recover a full backup deleted by mistake, but more importantly it also protects you from malicious attacks from outside threats.


With iland Insider Protection, backup files deleted accidentally or maliciously are retained in an air-gapped directory. This file system is only accessible to technicians.

iland Insider Protection protects you from both straightforward
deletion of all backups from the Veeam console, as well more
sophisticated attacks

iland Insider Protection is just what you need to keep your data protected and your company safe.  iland also has great support 24/7 with reliable sources and will be able to recover your information quickly.

For more information or you’re interested on continuing to keep your business safe, contact PCS today!

IT Help Straight To Your Door!

20 years ago, a college kid helped out his next door neighbor with a computer issue. 

After that day, PCS was born.

PCS started off residentially by providing affordable skilled IT support throughout the area.  As time progressed, PCS moved on to the commercial end of IT.  Now, with the need greater than ever for affordable, reliable, skilled support, PCS At Home is Reborn!

PCS At Home has skilled techs coming out to your home whenever an issue occurs.  With our excellent customer service and our dedication to the community, finding IT help for your home shouldn’t be stressful.  You don’t think all that shouldn’t be in one sentence? Because we do!

 

PCS At Home offers a wide variety of services that any home would need help with.  Our talented and skilled techs can be there when you need it.

 

 

 

We’re here to help make your life easier even during a stressful situation.

For more information or if you need help with any technical issues in your home, you can contact PCS at info@pcsathome.net or by calling 856-291-6656.

Spear Phishing VS Phishing … How To Prevent From Being Attacked

We all have heard of the term “Spear Phishing” and just assume that it is the same thing as just phishing.  It is in the similar category, but it is in fact a different form of phishing that exceeds the broad range of cyber attacks.

Let’s take this image and use it as a metaphor to help better understand the terms.

When you are fishing and you aren’t targeting on one particular fish, you are open to a broad range of different fish and aren’t specific on what you catch.  You use your basic line and hook to see what you catch in the heat of the moment.

When you are out spear fishing, you want a particular fish and the spear targets the exact fish you are looking for and can reel it in.  You do research on your specific fish you are looking for and get all the right equipment together.  when you see it and the time is right, you go right for it and attack.

THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPEAR PHISHING AND PHISHING!

Phishing is using a broad-stroke approach that involves sending bulk emails to massive lists of unsuspecting contacts.  Phishing doesn’t aim for a specific target, but hopes that a target will just go in and fall for the bait they lie within the email.

Spear Phishing is targeted and personalized to a specific individual, group, or organization. They send emails to specific and well-researched targets while acting to be a trusted sender. The goal is to either infect devices with malware or convince their victims to hand over information or money.

What can you do to prevent spear phishing or any form of phishing?

Cybir supports Ironscales (a self-learning email security platform to stop phishing attacks) to deliver an advanced email security platform with machine learning capabilities.  Cybir implements regular testing of employee security awareness via phishing campaigns.

Cybir has a few different jobs that will help keep you and your business safe against spear phishing threats:

  • Responding to all alerts raised within the platform
  • Verifying all mailboxes within Client organization receive necessary protection coverage
  • Creation and deployment of phishing campaigns on a monthly basis
  • Creation of reports to Client detailing results of phishing campaigns
  • Work with Client to schedule and deploy learning modules to end users
  • Review and respond to all alerts and suspicious activity within the platform
  • Review and respond to all email submitted for review by end user

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Cybir offers key features to keep users safe of any acts of phishing within the company. With the jobs they have while incorporating their key features. it has the extra protection that can save the company from experiencing a data breach and losing any valuable information.

Spear phishing attacks a particular person and/or company.  Be careful on emails that you are being sent and watch out for the email addresses that are attached to the email.  Make sure to let your IT company know so they can further investigate the issue, but having more backup that can go on after hours is helpful for these kinds of scams.  Get to the root of the problem before the problem gets to you!

For more information or to continue keeping your business safe, contact PCS by phone or by emailing help@helpmepcs.com.

What Happens If Your Business Experiences A Breach?

“My business is experiencing a breach!”

This statement is something you NEVER want to hear.  But, there is a solution to avoid even thinking about it and we’re here to tell you about it.

The Critical Incident Response Team is here and ready to take on all your emergency IT needs.

Emergency IT help should be no more than a piece of mind.

Usually those two things don’t go together in one sentence.  Here at PCS, we provide live 24/7 help for you and your business so there is no waiting!

The Rapid Response Field Service comes with a variety of features that you will love.

 

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All solutions are 100% customizable with no lengthy contracts. With PCS, you get the attention and service you require. This means you never get stuck paying for something you don’t need or being talked into a lengthy agreement for services you’ll never use. Instead, PCS gives you the attention and service you require. That’s why you’re never locked into a contract with PCS.

We provide Remote Monitoring and 24/7 Remote Support.  You should be able to sleep knowing that your servers are always up and running. We catch the issue before it even occurs.   For a fixed and affordable monthly rate, PCS can perform remote monitoring of your network, hardware and software so you have the advantage of being proactive instead of reactive to IT issues.

When you have a question or feel like we missed something, we are ready to respond whenever you have an issue.  At PCS, we know that issues don’t only occur during business hours, but at the most inconvenient times.  Our well-trained IT consultants are ready day and night to respond to all your needs. Don’t wait until business hours to try to solve your problems, it’ll be too late! PCS is here for you.

Convenience is key and we’re here to provide!

For more information or need assistance, you may reach us at our website or by emailing rapidresponse@helpmepcs.com

At Risk For Phishing Emails Throughout Your Business?

 

Do you get those risky phishing emails and want to protect your business data?

We’re here to help!

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There are approximately 15 billion spam emails sent daily. Out of those emails, 30% of them are phishing emails that have been opened and links have already been clicked. In total, there has been over $12 billion have been lost to phishing and account takeovers. But now, there is something that will help you and your business from unwanted emails and keeping your business safe!

Sentinel, powered by Barracuda.  Sentinel is an AI-based protection that helps with phishing and account takeovers.  This helps with your emailing and helping your company stay protected and risk any attackers getting into your data. We can protect your business from these personalized attacks in real time, with zero impact on network performance. Let’s go over a few different things that Sentinel has in stored for you.

Protection Against Account Takeover and Insider Risk

Barracuda Sentinel’s comprehensive solution to account takeover includes three components: prevention, detection, and remediation. It prevents targeted phishing attacks that bypass traditional email gateways and can lead to collecting credentials. If an account has been compromised, it detects the bizarre behavior and alerts PCS. Finally, it can remediate the attack by removing all of the vicious emails sent by the compromised account from within employee mailboxes with one click.

Real-Time Spear Phishing and Cyber Fraud Defense

At the core of Barracuda Sentinel is the AI engine that detects and blocks spear phishing attacks in real time and identifies the employees inside an organization who are at the highest risk of spear phishing. Keeping ahead of the attackers will keep your business and data safe. Barracuda Sentinel uses artificial intelligence (AI) to learn your communication patterns and identifies abnormalities in metadata and content.  Sentinel combines this messaging intelligence to determine whether a certain email is part of a spear phishing attack. If it is, Barracuda Sentinel quarantines the attacks in real time and alerts the user.

Specialty Fraud Visibility and Protection

DMARC is a protocol that allows PCS to monitor emails sent from your domain. Once DMARC is properly setup, Barracuda Sentinel offers visibility and analysis to help ensure deliverability of real email traffic and prevent unauthorized activity such as spoofed emails.

Everyone is a target for today’s trickiest threats. Why keep your company at risk any longer? There’s a solutions to the problem, and that is Sentinel powered by Barracuda!

Let us help you get on the right track to making your company more secure by integrating Barracuda Sentinel to your Office 365 account! Contact PCS today.