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 […]
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 […]
Best Practices for Charities and Individual Donors GivingTuesday Founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a charitable movement built around a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has transformed into a global day of unity that has inspired hundreds of millions of individuals to give, collaborate and […]
Over the past several years, technology has begun to transform the nonprofit sector, and has tremendous opportunity to help deliver on their missions in effective and scalable ways. However, the strategy and planning for technology has not always been integrated. Too often an organization’s map shows the operational functions on one side and IT on […]