Posts by Byron Martin

What is the Definition of Phishing?

By Byron Martin | November 17, 2020
phish·ing /ˈfiSHiNG/ noun the practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from  computer..

What's the Difference Between Antivirus and Endpoint Security?

By Byron Martin | November 12, 2020
Teknologize CEO, Byron Martin, and CTO, Dan Morgan sat down to discuss the difference between antivirus software and endpoint security.

10 Tips for Better Password Security

By Byron Martin | November 9, 2020
81% of data breaches are caused by compromised, weak, and reused passwords. Password security is a key to keeping your information safe on the web.

Local Businesses Falling Prey to Phishing Email!

By Byron Martin | November 4, 2020
Teknologize has recently seen a major uptick in email-based cyber attacks happening right now and right here in our own back yard. 

FBI Warns Imminent Cyber Attacks Threatening Healthcare

By Byron Martin | November 3, 2020
In a joint alert, Wednesday October 28th, 2020 from the FBI, DHS, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency states “credible..

Upgrade Today: Windows 10 Download Instructions

By Byron Martin | October 28, 2020
Windows 7 users who don't upgrade to Windows 10 will no longer be able to get Microsoft's security updates or technical support, leaving your..

Business Email Compromise (BEC) & Wire Fraud

By Byron Martin | October 10, 2020
Also known as CEO Fraud. Listen to CEO, Byron Martin, explain how hackers can get access to your email and what to be aware of. This is a billion..

Top 4 Cybersecurity Basics to Implement Now

By Byron Martin | October 8, 2020
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Instituted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2016, this month is a time where we want..

6 Benefits of VoIP for the Work From Home Workforce

By Byron Martin | October 5, 2020
The world has been transitioning to remote working for years, but the arrival of COVID-19 has certainly sped that up.  VoIP calls are routed over..

Watch out for Zelle Scams...

By Byron Martin | October 3, 2020
The Zelle app is a person-to-person transfer app that allows for easy payments straight from a user’s bank account, similar to Venmo or PayPal,..

How Many Employees Fail an Email Phishing Security Test?

By Byron Martin | October 2, 2020
Stats show that 30% of your employees will fail, and fall for a fake email, and potentially get you ransomware.

5 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Phone from Juice-Jacking

By Byron Martin | October 1, 2020
We’ve all been there. You’re in the airport and need to quickly charge your phone before you jump on your plane. Fortunately, airports now have..

What is Multifactor Authentication (MFA)?

By Byron Martin | September 29, 2020
"Only 11% of enterprise users make use of those tools (Speaking of MFA). That means a staggering 89% of accounts remain open to fairly simple..

What is Security Awareness Training?

By Byron Martin | September 22, 2020
92% of all breaches could have been prevented with a Security Awareness Training program. Security Awareness Training is a means to educate and..

What is Business Email Compromise (BEC) aka CEO Fraud?

By Byron Martin | September 17, 2020
More than 30,700 organizations targeted in the first quarter of 2020 with Business Email Compromise attacks. 

Why Co-Managed IT is the Best of Both Worlds

By Byron Martin | September 15, 2020
Today’s IT professional has so much more on their plate than ever before. “IT infrastructure leaders often feel that they’re constantly in..

What is Managed Detection and Response (MDR)?

By Byron Martin | September 12, 2020
The Average Time it takes to identify a data breach is 197 days.  The average time it takes to contain a breach is 69 days.  With the volume of..

What is Ransomware?

By Byron Martin | September 11, 2020
The average ransom paid by a victim, increased by 60%, rising from $111,605 to $178,254 - according to a recent report from Coveware, comparing..

Introducing RansomCloud. The Evolution of Ransomware.

By Byron Martin | September 9, 2020
RansomCloud attacks your cloud data! It’s a ransomware attack built for the cloud...

5 Tips to Prevent Business Email Compromise (BEC)

By Byron Martin | August 3, 2020
Business Email Compromise (BEC) is one of the leading cyber threats today so it's important to know that there are many valuable tips for keeping..

What is the Dark Web?

By Byron Martin | July 31, 2020
There are multiple layers to the internet. The Dark Web is an unseen layer contained within the Deep Web, another sub-layer of the Internet that..

FBI Reports Business Email Compromise (BEC) Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019

By Byron Martin | July 30, 2020
Let me tell you a True Story about a Business Email Compromise BEC.   It was one of those calls that I sometimes dread not knowing entirely what..

Manufacturing Represents 62% of Ransomware Payouts

By Byron Martin | July 27, 2020
Manufacturing Represents 62% of all Ransomware Payments   In 2017  Kivu   facilitated  ransom payments of over $17m for  over  143 cases .   Of..

Why You Should Enable Multi-Factor Authentication Today!

By Byron Martin | May 28, 2020
Multi-factor authentication is a methodology whereby someone is granted access to a computer, device, or application only after providing two or..

Quadrupled Cyber Threat vs Security Awareness Training

By Byron Martin | May 8, 2020
I had a couple statistics that I was looking at last week, and they kind of blew my mind, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Hackers Target MSP's to get to You!

By Byron Martin | December 27, 2019
To get inside Managed Service Providers, MSPs, attackers have capitalized on security lapses such as weak passwords and failure to use ..

A Password is like a Toothbrush

By Byron Martin | March 15, 2019
When was the last time you thought about the password policy for your business?

How Much do Companies Spend on their IT Budgets?

By Byron Martin | February 18, 2019
The percentage of spending that goes towards technology varies from one industry to another. For example, a financial entity will usually invest..

Business on a Roll Award

By Byron Martin | July 11, 2018
Thank you Tri-City Regional Chamber for the honor and recognition for 2017's Business on a Roll! (11-50 employees) We have a great team and they..