IT Security

ITsecuirty01IT security issues plague businesses of all sizes — even the smallest organizations fall victim to hacker attacks, malware, phishing attacks and other security threats. Organizations should stay abreast of these risks and arm themselves with information on how to protect critical systems and data. That’s why using TAT, Inc. as your outsourced IT department, we can help businesses just like you maintain robust security and ensure compliance with industry and government regulations. Remember: Security is not just the responsibility of IT, everyone in the organization plays a role in preventing a security breach.

Beware of Phishing Attacks eBay, Home Depot, Target to have a few have all fallen victim to a security breach, announcing that hackers infiltrated its systems and stole the customer names, passwords, email and physical addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates associated with “a large number of accounts.”
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8 Ways to Beef Up Your Business Passwords The fallout from the Heartbleed bug has brought renewed attention to the issue of passwords. Despite ever-more-sophisticated security threats, the humble password remains a first line of defense for your systems and network. It is absolutely essential that everyone in your organization use strong passwords and follow password best practices.
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Effective Security is a Cooperative Effort There is only one foolproof way to protect your networked computer systems against electronic snooping, hackers, unauthorized access, stolen passwords, denial-of-service attacks and other security breaches.
-Unplug them-
But that clearly isn’t a practical solution so how does an organization balance its security imperatives against user access needs in this era of distributed and open networked systems?
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The Layered Approach to WLAN Security There’s no question that wireless LANs (WLANs) offer compelling benefits in terms of mobility and productivity. WLAN security can be problematic, however, preventing organizations from fully reaping the rewards of wireless.
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Study: More Cyber Attacks Target Small Businesses According to the National Small Business Association’s 2013 Small Business Technology Survey, 44 percent of small business owners have been the victim of a cyber attack with an average cost per attack of $8,700. The majority of attacks were resolved within three days, but 12 percent took more than a week for organizations to recover.
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Be Prepared To Defend Against Social Engineering P.T. Barnum claimed that there’s a sucker born every minute, and he may have been right. Hackers frequently get hold of sensitive information or gain unauthorized access privileges simply by manipulating insiders — a technique known as “social engineering.”
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Could Your Business Be The Next Target? Right before Christmas, thieves dampened the holiday spirits of millions of consumers when they hacked into Target’s IT systems. The breach exposed the credit and debit card numbers, PINs, email addresses and other data of as many as 70 million Target customers. Target itself could face billions of dollars in fines, not to mention a public relations nightmare and loss of consumer trust.
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