Strengthening Your Business’ Cybersecurity with IT Services in Orange County

Strengthening Your Business’ Cybersecurity with IT Services in Orange County

When it comes to security issues, outsourced IT services in Orange County may be the best weapon of choice in your arsenal. This is because third-party providers of software solutions are well-versed in malicious software (also called malware for short) like ransomware, spyware, adware, Trojan horse, worms, viruses, rootkits, to name several. They have the equipment, infrastructure, employees, and tools to detect possible breaches and nip them in the bud, or to stop ongoing breaches and mitigate the risks. Whether it's preventive or reactive, these providers can help your company cope with ever-evolving cyber threats.

But in spite of the growing sophistication hackers have when it comes to crafting their attacks, the biggest risk is still mistakes caused by carelessness. Most of the time, the attacks hackers design are meant to exploit this very weakness. But in some instances, they don't even need to launch a full-on attack--- not when employees misplace their IDs with clearance pass, use easy-to-guess passwords, or provide their personal information on shady websites. This practice, especially the last one, is all part of social engineering, or the use of deception in order to manipulate people into sharing sensitive information which the perpetrator plans to use for fraudulent purposes. Even the strongest security from IT services in Orange County aren't enough to protect companies from human error.

Currently, hackers are spreading adware on Facebook Messenger via a mixture of social engineering and malicious JavaScript code. The adware works by hijacking a Facebook account and sending malicious links that look like it was sent by the hacked user. To entice recipients, the message often contains the word "video" and a shortened bit.ly link. If a recipient clicks on the link, they will be brought to a Google Docs page where one of the images from the hacked user's Facebook photo albums is displayed. In the middle of the photo is a play button to make it look like a video. If the recipient clicks on this button, they will be brought to a series of sites containing adware that will track their future activities.

Given this threat and other inevitable ones, it's understandable if you're concerned about your company's security. Fortunately, we at MIS Solutions can help. As a leading provider of IT services in Orange County, we have almost 25 years' worth of experience under our belt. Our approach has always been to go to the root of the problem and fix it for good, whether by delivering software to manage processes, or training staff to have more security awareness. With the way we do business, we've nurtured healthy relationships with our satisfied and loyal clients. Contact us today and experience our great service firsthand.