June Is National Internet Safety Month

June Is National Internet Safety Month

June is National Internet Safety Month. Of course, internet safety is a year-round issue. However, it is important to designate time to raise awareness about internet security and what you can be doing to keep your website and devices secure. There are numerous ways to keep your site and devices safe from potential dangers. But one simple way to handle these challenges is to follow these three words: Stop, think, and connect. These words come as a recommendation from The National Cyber Security Alliance. MSEDP is also here to help with all of your internet and web security needs. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. Learn how to be safer on the internet and what you can do to limit outside forces from infiltrating your browsers and devices.

Stop, Think & Connect

This is a mantra of The National Cyber Security Alliance. These words raise caution and aim to help all internet users locate any dangers on the web. By following them, you can quickly pinpoint any malicious software or solicitations and make your time using the internet exponentially safer. Internet Safety

Stop

I don’t want to sound hyperbolic or anything, but every time you log onto the internet it is potentially an access point for malicious attempts against you. So stopping simply means to be aware of your surroundings and understand that your actions have consequences.

Think

We have all heard “don’t talk to strangers.” Well, take that sentiment and apply it to your time on the internet. Always be a little wary of requests from strangers. However, you do also have to think about your friends, too. You may receive an unsolicited request from a “friend,” like your bank or credit card company. These solicitations will ask, unprompted, for information regarding private information. Heck, you may even receive a request of some kind from a “friend,” this time being a person you know. But it is actually a hacked account. In a nutshell, any incoming communication that is asking for action or personal information should be taken with a grain of salt. So, raise those red flags and proceed with caution.

Connect

Lastly, there is of course the connection. Which you want to be secure, especially when entering sensitive information, like passwords, credit cards, etc. So it is important that you’re on a secure site with HTTPS in the URL. Always enable strong authentication tools, like 2-Factor Authentication, biometrics, or security keys whenever possible. This holds doubly true when accessing sensitive information. On a yearly basis, there are on average 9 million Americans who have their identities stolen each year. So please, be aware of your surroundings when on the web and don’t give away valuable information without following through with these protocols.

Turn To MSEDP For Help Securing Your Internet & Devices

MSEDP Cyber Security What Stop, think, connect means to do is raise awareness of some danger you may come across while surfing the web. However, malicious data and software can still infiltrate even the most cautious of users. That is why it is important to have the proper security team at your side. When you turn to MSEDP, we will make sure you are fully prepared for the worse, if it comes. We offer the best in disaster recovery and cybersecurity services. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today. When you turn to us, you will be getting affordable cybersecurity. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. We look forward to helping you safely manage your devices.

Professional Vulnerability Scans & Assessments

Professional Vulnerability Scans & Assessments

This may be stating the obvious, but it is important to keep your website safe and secure. Sometimes, that is easier said than done. And if you are struggling with security issues or simply don’t feel comfortable with your current situation, then perhaps we can help! At MSEDP, we will work tirelessly for you to ensure that your website is kept safe. One way we do this is with vulnerability assessments. For more information about our array of dependable security services, then please give us a call. The number to dial is 631-761-7600. When you call, one of our experienced techs will discuss all viable options with you. We want you to feel safe and secure. And we do so at an affordable rate. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and get your website security up to par!

The Importance of Proper Web Security

Many compliance regulations require vulnerability assessments. But even if you do not require it, it is smart to do so. This way you can avoid attacks by identifying your network’s vulnerable systems and versions. We provide in-depth vulnerability scans on both your external and internal networks. At the end of our assessment, we will provide you with a very detailed report that includes all findings. One of our techs will go over these findings with you to make sure you fully understand them. And we will come up with a proper plan of action based on these findings. Vulnerability Assessments

But like we said, many companies are mandated to be in compliance and reliable vulnerability assessments and scans can do the trick! This mandate can be by a vendor, client or the government. And the requirement is to get compliant with a cybersecurity framework. If you do any work with the government you have to be compliant with the security framework of their choice or they will seize all business with you. Not ideal. Unfortunately, most companies don’t even realize they need to be compliant until it’s too late. Don’t be one of those companies!

Vulnerability Assessments & Scans Will Get You Compliant

In many cases, not being compliant can be catastrophic. At MSEDP, we work with CISSP’s to get your company compliant to a multitude of frameworks including NIST, PCI, ISO 27001/2, and CIS, just to name a few. Every compliance starts off with a risk assessment. Call us now to schedule your risk assessment with one of our security professionals. Get dependable vulnerability scans and assessments when you turn to MSEDP! When you reach out, we will go over the various benefits this service offers your website and company.

It has become increasingly difficult to recognize when the enterprise has been breached or infected. Today’s hackers are smarter than ever, so simple firewalls and antivirus are no longer enough. You need a smarter solution. MSEDP’s powerful and dynamic Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and event log management solutions keeps an eye on all of your inbound and outbound traffic. We match the packets against an ever-growing database that triggers specific events. When you choose MSEDP for your cybersecurity services and vulnerability assessments, you are choosing the best!

Call MSEDP Today!

MSEDP has been helping websites stay secure for years. We have the experience necessary to handle any sort of job that comes our way. And although we are located on Long Island, New York, we offer our web security services for clients located across the United States. So you can feel safe no matter where you are located. For more information about our various web and tech services, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about vulnerability assessments and scans or any other website security issue. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, one of our techs will assist you.

Avoid Email Scams With MSEDP’s Email Security

Avoid Email Scams With MSEDP’s Email Security

Elaborate email scams are nothing new. Barbara Corcoran, a judge on the TV “Shark Tank,” recently lost nearly $400,000 in an email scam that tricked her staff. Showing, once again, the importance of email security.

You might ask, how could this happen? Well, according to Corcoran, someone simply acted as her assistant and sent an invoice to her bookkeeper for a renovation payment. Corcoran invests in numerous real estate properties. So, her bookkeeper had no reason to be suspicious about the sum and wired it to the address.

However, the money was never wired to Corcoran’s assistant. It was wired to the scammer, who imitated the assistant’s email address, except for the misspelling of one letter. This tiny mistake went unnoticed until the bookkeeper emailed the assistant’s correct email address for a follow-up. And of course, this was the first time Corcoran’s assistant had heard of this, which then rang the alarm bells for a problem.

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Unfortunately, the scammer disappeared and Corcoran is out exactly $388,700.

Scams like this are very common. In 2019, nearly 30,000 people reported being a victim of that sort of scam. In total, a whopping $50 million in losses were reported.

Phishing attacks, in general, are common methods of stealing usernames, passwords and money. The hackers pretend to be a trustworthy source, like an assistant in Corcoran’s case, and convince someone to share some personal data. But it is important to check the sender’s email address, because there could be a clue as to the authenticity of it. So be sure to check everything before clicking on a link.

Email Security With MSEDP

Google has rolled out security protections that warn users of potentially unsafe emails. But you can never be too safe. Here at MSEDP, we offer email solutions and security to help our clients avoid email scams. We are a trusted cloud email provider and can help you manage every aspect of your emails. Our premium filtering keeps your inbox virtually free of spam and viruses. And of course, we will never read, sell, or scan your email content for advertising purposes.

You can reach out to the IT experts at MSEDP for more information about all of the email security options we offer. We have years of experience helping clients with these issues. For more information about email security and what you need to do to be safe, please contact us today. When you reach out. one of our account managers will provide you with all the necessary details. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. Call us any time!