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Email Safety Tips Using Office 365

Office 365 is Creating a Safer Email Process

Microsoft has created a platform to help protect you and your business. The new Office 365 works well against spam, phishing and malware prevention. Today it has become difficult to determine if an email is an attack or legitimate source. This is why businesses must invest in a secure solution.

Below you will find some great security features. Also, understand that Office 365 is much more than a safer solution, it can eliminate unnecessary tasks, increase workflow and organize your entire email system.

The top safety tip Office 365 has invested in, is the color coded safety tip message feature. Office 365 will WARN you about potentially harmful messages. Most messages in your inbox won’t have a safety tip. You’ll only see them when EOP and Office 365 has information you need to help prevent spam, phishing, and malware attacks. If safety tips do show up on in your inbox, you can use the following examples to learn more about each type of safety tip. – Microsoft 

We will provide additional information regarding Office 365, and appropriate email safety in our future blog postings. In closing, note that it’s unlikely for outside sources to harm Office 365. It’s more likely breaches will occur due to improper configurations or human error.

As always, be safe and aware at all times!

SecurityRI

 

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High Alert! Ransomware is locking down local businesses

BE AWARE! Ransomware is on the rise and is shutting down businesses in our local community.

If you’re unsure what Ransomware is, it’s a computer malware that installs covertly on a victim’s device (computer, smartphone, wearable devices, etc.). The malware holds the victim’s data hostage, or exposes the victim’s data until the ransom is paid.

Think about how crippling Ransomware is, your entire business is shut down until the ransom is paid. Business transactions cannot be made, disgruntled customers,  and negative exposure.

Our company has recently noticed an article from the Providence Journal regarding a Ransomware shutdown of a prominent Providence law firm. The article talks about how the Providence law firm was held captive for months by encrypting its files and then demanding $25,000 in ransom paid in cyber currency to restore access. During the seizure, the firm claims they were left unproductive and unable to operate, resulting in $700,000 lost billing. Not only did they lose $700,000, the insurance company refused to pay their claim.

As a “Complete Security Solution” company, we want to warn our community and inform that cyber threats are no joke. Prevention should not be taken lightly, and you must implement prevention instead of reaction. Listed below are a few prevention tips:

  1. Start with a well-rounded antivirus with active monitoring
    • The software must include anti-malware and anti-ransomware programs.
  2. Next, create secure backups of your data on a regular basis
    • You can purchase USBs, external hard drive or cloud storage.
  3. Stay Informed
    • Read about current events, follow cyber security blogs, search the web, educate yourself.
  4. Outsource
    • When all fails or you simply do not want to deal with the cyber drama, you can outsource to the professionals.

In closing, be safe. Complete your due-diligence, understand the different types of cyber threats. Protect yourself, business, employees and customers.

 

 

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