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When he came to Accent at the end of 2019, Steve already had experience working in Business Development at other IT companies. He could tell right away that Accent is different. This is a company where people care and keep their promises. This is a company that could truly deliver what he was selling. And he soon discovered how much they care about his personal success as they provide him with lots of mentoring -- and the thing every business development rep appreciates, good leads.
Every day we’re presented with news of the “next big thing.” Disruptive technology developed by some of the most innovative minds of our time has created tremendous value for companies. These revolutionary tools, which have completely changed the ways we work and play, are simply powerful.
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Phishing attacks are growing more sophisticated, and spam filters aren't effective against every kind of attack. Old-style spammers sent the same message to multiple people, hoping some of them would take the bait. The newer, more dangerous approach targets individuals. It's called spearphishing, whaling, or high-stakes phishing.
Email scams are almost as old as the internet itself, but the days of easily identifiable email scams are long gone. Today, cyber criminals are doing everything they can to trick unsuspecting recipients into clicking on a dangerous link or sharing sensitive information. Instead of a “Nigerian prince” asking for your bank info so they can transfer a million dollars to your account, scammers are posing as C-level executives and trusted vendors. Now, it’s more important than ever to know what to look for in a scam email and how to keep yourself safe from cyber criminals.
74% of organizations have suffered phishing attacks. – TechRepublic "Go fish" just got a whole new meaning. Phishing scams are getting harder to detect. Pronounced "fishing," phishing is a way for hackers to get you to turn over passwords, sensitive company data, and bank account information. Usually, it comes in an email, but it can also be web-linked.
Cyber security sounds like something that falls under the responsibility of the IT department. The IT department may handle many of the responsibilities that go along with protecting the company from cyber threats, but that doesn't make security the sole responsibility of the IT department. Ensuring that your business doesn't fall prey to a cyber attack is everyone's responsibility. With 43% of cyber attacks targeting small businesses, it's more important than ever that everyone on your team participate in your cyber security measures.
The much-anticipated release of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 11, is here! But if you're like many business leaders, you're probably trying to figure out how this relates to your business and what, if anything, you should do now.
People don't really know how their cyber security skills are going to measure up until they've tried them.
As if we didn’t have enough to deal with during a pandemic, cyber criminals have increased their attempts to take over accounts, invade networks, kidnap data, and generally wreak havoc throughout 2020 and 2021.