watch for COVID 19 scams

Adding to the list of “Things We Do Not Need Right Now,” various U.S. Government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service have all advised people to beware of coronavirus and COVID-19 scams.  Email and Online COVID-19 Scams Now, as…

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Email phishing scam targets shark tank host

Recently, you may have seen on the news that businesswoman and Shark Tank television show host, Barbara Corcoran, was a victim of an email phishing scam of approximately $380,000. Luckily for her, there was a happy ending: Corcoran’s bank was able to freeze the wire and prove it was a scam before the money was…

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we cheerfully pay Uncle Sam what we owe. Unfortunately, not only do we have to deal with the stress of filing taxes, we have to watch for ways cyber criminals can take advantage of us. Here are tax security tips: Phishing in HR and Accounting Throughout…

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Say you go out to lunch or happy hour with your co-workers. That nice guy, Gary, from accounting picks up the tab and everyone pays him back through Venmo. Everybody appreciates how easy it is–especially Gary from accounting.  All good, right? Maybe not. Using Venmo–with co-workers or anyone else–could expose you and your employer to…

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your 2020 technology roadmap

It’s 2020: Do you know how much you’ll spend on tech for your company or organization this year? How about in 2021? 2023?  It doesn’t take a psychic to figure future tech needs out, what you need is a good technology roadmap.   Technology Roadmap Basics  A technology roadmap is an action plan that shows the…

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Readers-digest-staying-safe-on-public-wi-fi

Tips for Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi Our own software engineer and cyber security pro Dave Hatter was quoted in Reader’s Digest on VPNs and public wi-fi. Check out his cyber security tips and quote below. Plus, read the entire article on Reader’s Digest with a link below.    What is a VPN The article…

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At Intrust IT, we enjoy sharing what we know to help make our clients and Cincinnati companies more secure. Even with the best and most effective security in place, there is no way to predict the damage that can be caused by a careless user clicking on a rogue link. Awareness and repetition of best…

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Until a few years ago, if your company’s cyber security risk was high, the worst thing that might happen was an annoying computer virus might cause your computer to run slowly until you removed it.  Over the past several years that “worst case scenario” of having a high cyber security risk has changed drastically.  Now…

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cost of a data breach

  Small and medium-sized businesses are often under the misconception that they are “too small” or they don’t have anything valuable enough to make them be a target for cyber crime. They sometimes also feel that if a data breach were to occur, it would have a minor impact on the health of their business.…

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