Category: News

A Welcomed Decline in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks, a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable, saw a downturn in 2022. According to research reports from several cybersecurity vendors, at least some of the drop is thanks to improved prevention and law enforcement intervention. Some reports indicate…
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Manage Your Passwords in 2023!

As we enter a new year, it is time for some good ol’ resolutions. Drink more water, exercise, make your bed every morning, sure. Here at LayerEight, we want your cyber security resolution to be to use a password manager. Password managers help you generate and store long, unique, and complex passwords for all of…
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‘Tis The Season-Avoiding Holiday Scams!

With the holiday season comes the spirit of giving, and nobody knows this better than scammers. While charities appreciate the influx of donated goods, time, and money, scammers are prepared to take advantage of your goodwill. Scam calls, phishing emails, and fake websites are all par for the course, using names that closely resemble well-known…
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we would like to remind everyone of the importance of keeping your business protected. Here are four basic behaviors recommended by the national Cybersecurity Alliance that LayerEight also recommends and works with clients to achieve: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication MFA makes it more difficult for a threat actor to gain…
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Multi-Factor Authentication-What It Is and Why It’s Important

What It Is According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Multi-factor authentication is a layered approach to securing data and applications where a system requires a user to present a combination of two or more credentials to verify a user’s identity for login. MFA increases security because even if one credential becomes compromised, unauthorized…
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The Human Element of Phishing

Hackers continue to get creative in how they craft their scams, and what demographics they tailor them to. Beyond the prince of Nigeria scam (although reports say this scam still rakes in $700,00 a year), hackers are getting smarter. Security systems can protect us from a lot of threats, but we are only as good…
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4 Tips to Building an Uncrackable Password

1) Use a phrase – Around 12 letters long – Integrate things you like or do to make it more memorable 2) Keep each account unique – Never use the same password more than once 3) Play with spellings – Use homonyms (weak, week) – Two instead of To – Ant instead of Aunt 4)…
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Tips to Remember After Your Personal Data Has Been Breached

No one likes a hacked account. Am I right? A hacked account can result in financial loss, identity theft, or just a whole lot of wasted time. None of which is fun. You can be in control of the safety of your business’ and client’s data, but not necessarily your own when it is in…
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