Recent data released by the Federal Trade Commission reveals the staggering extent of financial losses due to fraud. In 2022 alone, consumers reported a shocking loss of nearly $8.8 billion, marking an alarming increase of over 30 percent compared to the previous year. This upward trajectory shows no signs of slowing down.
While cybercrime receives significant attention, a concerning resurgence of more traditional threats, such as theft and fraud, is on the rise. Particularly, criminals have been targeting paper checks obtained from mailboxes and vehicles, exacerbating the risks faced by individuals and businesses alike.
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is how to keep their systems secure in the face of constantly evolving threats. The importance of keeping systems up-to-date and fostering a strong internal work culture that emphasizes cybersecurity awareness and best practices cannot be understated.
In today’s fast-paced business world, email has become an essential marketing touchpoint, allowing companies to communicate with customers and stakeholders quickly and efficiently. With the number of email users worldwide set to hit 4.37 billion in 2023, it’s becoming increasingly important to make a good impression and provide relevant information to recipients with every email […]
Navigating the digital landscape can be a daunting task, especially with the growing number of cyberattacks and data breaches threatening our online safety. As technology continues to advance, so do the methods of malicious actors seeking to gain access to sensitive information. Simply relying on traditional or Legacy Security measures, such as an antivirus or […]
Merriam-Webster defines the Dark Web as: “The set of web pages on the World Wide Web that cannot be indexed by search engines, are not viewable in a standard web browser, require specific means (i.e. specialized software or network configuration) to access, and use encryption to provide anonymity and privacy for users.” The Dark Web provides people with […]
If you haven’t already seen a headline about it, the use of a troubling form of malware continues to rise among hackers. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering those files and systems unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. The numbers can be staggering. […]
Creating a process to ensure your data is backed up is critical to securing your network. But what is that process and how does it work? It’s something called Replication Services – and it is at the core of safe and secure servers. Data replication is the process of storing your data in more than […]
Cyber risks are constantly evolving, so it can be hard to keep up with the trends. But using a service like Covi can keep you ahead of the game. There are many examples of cyber risks continuing to take on new forms. Take for example, phishing which has evolved from just an email to texting […]
Many business leaders often express confusion when it comes to their company’s information technology. As growth occurs, new clients and new employees bring increased needs and it often becomes necessary to engage with a service provider to offload some IT tasks. One of the many services that COVI provides is IT Managed Services. But what […]
Passwords are the barrier between you and your personal information. Ensuring your passwords are strong and incorporating a two-factor authentication (2FA) process is critical to securing your accounts and preventing a breach of your most important data. Many online accounts and services now offer 2FA, which means that in addition to entering your password, a […]