Sage Advice - Cybersecurity Blog

Buckle Up! It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

It’s that time of year again!  October marks the 13th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and Sage is proud to show our support as a NCSAM Champion.  The overall theme of the month – that the internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility – is one that resonates with us.  It’s a civic duty as far as we’re concerned because unprotected resources, unprotected networks, unprotected computers, and unaware people are used to attack and harm others. 

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cybersecurity Culture

How to Defend Your Organization Against Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineers are very adept at tricking people to get what they want.  Whether trying to acquire sensitive information or gain access to a restricted area, they prey on our basic human nature by building trust and confidence. Because of this, social engineering poses a significant security risk to your organization, and should be part of your overall risk-management strategy. 

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cyber Defense

Four Simple Tricks to Stop a Social Engineering Attack in its Tracks

Human beings are trusting by nature, and that makes us vulnerable to social engineers. Here are four simple tricks you can use to defeat a social engineering attack.

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cyber Defense

Why We’re Vulnerable to Social Engineering Attacks

Technology is not enough to keep you cyber secure.  You must also consider the human element.  Your employees are an important first line of defense against a cyber-attack.  Unfortunately, they are also your weakest link.  Some of the most highly publicized data breaches over the last several years, including Target and Anthem, were the result of a successful social engineering attack.

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cybersecurity Culture

How to Avoid Malware Infection from a Phishing Email

One of the most common methods used to distribute malware is a phishing (fraudulent) email. Embedded in the email will be a “call to action” link, asking you to click here to learn more. The seemingly benign action of clicking on the link can start a destructive chain of events that culminates in compromising your computer, your identity, or even your business.

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cyber Defense