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.

5 Tips To Be Successful While Working From Home


The New Normal – Work From Home

Working from home has become the new normal. Millions of workers across the United States have made home their new office space during the pandemic. The allure of working in your pjs and on the couch has been a welcomed thought prior to COVID-19. However, don’t get too comfortable with business work hardware. We continue to communicate to customers to maintain a high level of awareness, practice cybersecurity, and maintain an efficient workflow.

As all of us navigate through the epidemic, we have used technology to maintain a productive environment. Not only for us, but for our customers. We’ve adapted to telework and utilized different tools for an efficient remote work flow. We will share 5 tips on how to work from home successfully.

How to Protect Your Privacy During the COVID-19 Outbreak


In this unprecedented time, businesses big and small are facing countless new challenges. Of these challenges, breaches of privacy are becoming more common and more concerning. Since more users are working from home, they need to be more aware of points where their privacy can be breached. We want to help you protect your privacy during the Coronavirus outbreak. We’ll explore how video conferencing, scam emails, and webcams can affect your privacy.

Millions of Americans Are Working From Home – Are There Any Security Risks?


Fast Facts

  • 71% of security professionals reported an increase in security threats or attacks since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The leading threat cited was phishing attempts (55%), followed by malicious websites claiming to offer information or advice about the pandemic (32%), and increases in malware (28%) and ransomware (19%).
  • 61% of respondents were concerned about the security risks of having to make rapid changes to enable remote working.
  • 55% believe that remote access security needs improvements.

MSSP Alert

The new work normal

Millions of Americans are in an unprecedented situation. Specifically, Californians have been ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we normalize working from home – the thought of cybersecurity comes to mind. For example a change in routine can create new opportunities for more relaxed habits. We’ll elaborate. As workers increasingly log on from home, employees are having to merge personal technology with business devices. For employers, the concern isn’t about capacity, but about workers introducing new potential vulnerabilities into their routine — whether that’s weak passwords on personal computers, poorly secured home WiFi routers, or a family member’s device passing along a computer virus.

To point out another example, imagine a kid’s device infects the network. The same network the work from home employee is working on. Unbeknownst to the employee – the workstation has exponentially become vulnerable to whatever malicious software is on the network. As routines change, companies adjusting to remote work, and businesses testing their security systems, organizations may be a security risk.