Security Alert: HSBC Customers Targeted In Phishing Scams

XSolutions has learned that HSBC customers have been recently targeted by cyber-thieves in a rash of email Phishing scams. A recent post on Malwarebyte’s blog has identified at least four scams going around. The thieves embed infected links or attachments in targeted SPAM emails to the bank’s clients urging them to click on the link […]

Open Communication Channels Are Vital To Recovery

Introduction All Disaster Recovery Plans should include a communication module so employees know how to communicate with each other and from whom they will receive official information about their company during and after a disaster. Leaving this section out is a big mistake that can cause mass confusion and misinformation during the critical recovery phase. […]

Worried About A Microsoft Software Audit?

Last week an email came across my desktop from a well-known software vendor with glaring headlines announcing that Microsoft is sending audit letters to small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) trying to verify whether they are using unlicensed Microsoft software. This news is not new. Microsoft has been conducting the latest round of audits since 2014. One […]

Is Anti-Virus Software Necessary?

This question seems to come up every so often, usually from people whose systems were recently infected by the latest exploit. They feel that since they were infected even though they had an anti-virus (AV) program on their PC, the AV was not helping them and therefore not necessary. They are wrong. It is not reasonable […]

Social Engineering Attacks On The Rise

CSO posted a great article that I think all business people should read, internalize, and use in their company’s employee training programs. The article called “Four of the newest (and lowest) Social Engineering scams” says that the number of spear-phishing campaigns jumped 91% in 2013. Social engineering is big business, pulling in millions of dollars […]

15 Tips For Protecting Your Finances Online

The internet can be treacherous and if you’re not careful, dangerous to your wealth. Recently, we’ve been inundated with stories of rampant cyber-theft with stories in the news almost on a daily basis. Although there is no way to be 100% safe, there are some things you can do to protect yourself: Only Use secure […]

Email – The Hacker’s Backdoor To Your System

In many of our past articles, we emphasized the need for Small-to-Medium Size Businesses (SMBs) to take security more seriously. As you’re reading this, there is a cyber-criminal somewhere in the world creating a new piece of malware, virus, or devising a social engineering plot. Cyberspace is a dangerous place but one that all businesses […]

Make Hosted Exchange A Part Of Your BDR Program

As business people, I think we all agree that email is essential to our companies. We use it as a fast, low-cost tool to communicate with employees, clients, and prospects. Many of us market our services with it and despite the rise of social media, email marketing is still big business. Although, there are other […]