IT Security

  • Zeta Sky Speaking Event

    FBI Cyber Crime Event: Cyber Security Threats, Insights & Solutions

    Zeta Sky will be sponsoring a cyber-security dinner event on May 11th in Ontario CA. FBI Special Agent Jensen Penalosa will be speaking about the latest cyber crime activity that is affecting our local business community.   FBI Cyber Crime Is Your IT Network Under Attack?  How safe is your proprietary company or client data? Has your […]

  • Password Policy

    You’re Fired! Now Give Me Your Password

    “You’re FIRED!” ( now give me your password) Losing an employee is not usually a good experience. If they leave voluntarily, you lose a valuable asset. If they have to be fired, you have the arduous task of the progressive discipline process and the final termination meeting. But there are other concerns that arise when […]

  • Zeta Sky Cybersecurity

    IT Defense in Depth Part II

    In our last blog we started talking about the different layers of security necessary to fully defend your data and business integrity. Today we will look at the human aspect of it, and network defenses. The human layer refers to the activities that your employees perform. 95% of security incidences involve human error. Ashley Schwartau […]

  • IT Defense

    IT Defense In Depth Part I

    In the 1930s, France built a trench network called the Maginot Line to rebuff any invasion. The philosophy was simple: if you map out all the places an enemy can attack, and lay down a lot of men and fortifications at those places, you can rebuff any attack. The problem is, you can’t map every […]

  • Data Security: A People Problem

    There are some things that only people can fix. There are many security risks to which your data is susceptible, but there is one method that remains a wonderfully effective hacking tool. That is the phishing scam. This is a legitimate looking email that asks the reader to click on a link. If clicked, the […]

  • What is Ransomware

    What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect Your Business?

    This cyber attack scheme hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention as the usual “break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version,” but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks have begun appearing in the last few years and its practitioners are so polished that in few cases they even have mini call centers to handle your payments and questions. So […]

  • Data breaches

    Data Breaches are a Question of When, Not If

    You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is suggests a distorted view of where cyber attacks are taking place. These attacks are not solely hitting large organizations. Small firms represent a significant portion of […]

  • Penetration Testing

    Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing Your Business Network

    Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because…” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad. Consider two scenarios. “All of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable… we know this because a hacker took all of your customers’ credit card info and locked all of your […]

  • WiFi Risks

    How to Avoid the Potential Dangers of Public WiFi

    Within the last decade free public WiFi has become a useful tool for the mobile workforce. Since these free access points are available at restaurants, hotels, airports, bookstores, and of course Starbucks, you are rarely more than a short trip away from accessing your work. This freedom comes at a price though, and few truly understand the […]

  • Do You Have an Employee Cyber Security Policy?

    Human error is often overlooked when it comes to keeping a companies data safe. It is estimated that nearly half of all data breaches can be linked to human error. Although human error can never be eliminated entirely, incidents can be reduced by establishing clear cyber security guidelines and providing regular employee training. The first step in reducing […]

  • Teach your employees a lesson, before the hackers do.

    How much do your employees know about cyber security?  Do you think its important for them to know what a spear phishing email looks like? After all, they are your last line of defense when a threat gets by your security software.​Research has shown (Aberdeen Group – The Last Mile in IT Security: Changing User […]

  • Attention Apple Users: RansomWare Has Arrived

    It is often thought that if you use a Mac vs. a PC you are much more secure against viruses, and that has been partially true. In the past most viruses were written for PC’s because well, let’s face it, most of the world uses PC’s. So the odds of being attacked on a Mac were […]