Top 10 Reasons Why An Antivirus Is Important


The Importance Of An Antivirus

Why do many managed IT service providers place so much emphasis on security? Let’s illustrate with a story. The day begins with you rolling over to your phone to check email. After a shower, breakfast and coffee, and some light workouts, the work day begins. Working from home cuts commute time to 15 seconds. You log into your workstation to check any missed emails. An Amazon email order arrives in your inbox. You click on the message, then the link to track your package. Turns out the link you clicked was a phishing attempt and you now have a compromised workstation. Panicking is a normal reaction at this time and you’re unsure of what to do next.

You’ve read about scenarios similar to the story above. Malware takes over the computer and now the hacker is asking for Bitcoin or money to unlock the data. What do you do next?

Working for a managed IT service provider has taught me to always have an antivirus app installed on every device. Back in the olden days, word of mouth from Apple made Macs seem safe from any malicious attacks. The statement is simply not true. While Macs were not widely adopted as quickly as Windows, the demand for Mac devices has risen recently and thus attracted more cybercriminals. Fast forward to today, all devices, whether Windows or macOS are exposed to security vulnerabilities. Performing Windows and macOS updates practices good technical hygiene. With that said, here are 10 important reasons for installing an antivirus for any device.

20 Working From Home Security Tips for 2021


Working From Home in 2021

While the pandemic shifted numerous industries and the work force associated with them, working from home will be a trend that remains for the foreseeable future. As more companies work with employees to set up a home office, the question for businesses is how does the company keep a high level of cybersecurity for employees while working from home? Until now, most company associates would report to the office to work within their designated offices. The cybersecurity protocols installed at the office would handle all security aspects for the employees.

The short answer is practicing good cybersecurity habits. Putting in an effort to educate and practice daily cybersecurity activities will pay dividends in the long run. We’ve compiled a list of 20 work from home security tips to help combat bad actors & educate work from home users.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Empower Organizations In Cybersecurity Protocols


Do. Your. Part. #BeCyberSmart

What’s scarier than a haunted house and more expensive than a giant Halloween party? Cyberattacks – and they devastate individuals and businesses alike. Fortunately, attacks can be prevented if we all remain vigilant. This month marks the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year Zuma Technology brings you tips, best practices, and more to ensure you’re ready to “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

5 Signs A Ransomware Attack Is Imminent


The Damage of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are a difficult situation when a business has accidentally allowed the entity in the network. Attackers use legitimate tools within a business’ system to obtain sensitive information. What can businesses do if infiltrated with a ransomware attack? For starters, focus on what the business has implemented in case of an attack. For instance, if you backup on a daily basis, you can roll back one day. Another example is implementing the organization’s business continuity plan. In short the plan outlines everyone’s roles in times of a catastrophe.

Partner with a managed IT service provider to determine exposed areas in the network. A network audit will assist with detecting vulnerabilities and what steps will be taken to resolve these security holes.

Ransomware can be difficult to detect, but there are warning signs associated with an attack. Here’s a list Sophos, a British cybersecurity company, provided about warning signs of an attack.