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April, 2023

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How secure are your accounts?

Imagine you stay home from work and decide you want to get some work done so you aren’t overloaded when you get back. You plug in your login information for your Outlook and your emails pop up. Well, that was easy! Now, who’s to say you’re the only one trying to get into that account or even your computer? Hackers are constantly trying to one up all of our security measures. And if you don’t have any in place, then you’re essentially giving them your information for free.

With Multifactor Authentication, or MFA, you have an added security barrier blocking out the bad guys from stealing your information.

But know, not all MFA are created equal.

These same hackers are finding ways around certain MFA setups. An easy example is if you have MFA setup, but the prompts have you click yes or no to allow you in. With how fast paced the world is today, many people don’t have the luxury of time. So, when the prompt comes up and you just want to get it out of the way, you may push yes and unknowingly allow someone to access your account without your consent.

So, what MFAs are safe for you to use?

There are so many options out there today, but picking one that has you stop to think about what you’re doing is one of the safer options. Needing to type in a code or a password is a better way to secure your account against these hackers.

Not sure how to make your MFA more secure than it already is? Our team is happy to walk you through changing your MFA and security settings so that you have peace of mind knowing your accounts are safe.

Watch the video below made by our Engineer Brian Mayo to learn what he has to say about MFA.

Give us a call at (860) 701-0058 if you have further questions on this topic.

March, 2023

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Security Awareness

With security being a top priority for most businesses, we want to take this month’s newsletter and discuss some ways to keep your business secure. Cybercriminals are developing new ways to steal your information, making it hard to know when or what they are going to do next. Here are a few tips on how you can keep your information in your hands.

  1. Setup a multi-factor authenticator app so that only you have access to your accounts. Don’t automatically click yes or no when it asks about a sign in. We know it may be a force of habit, but cybercriminals are now trying to sneak past the authentication when it is sent to your phone. Changing what kind of multi-factor authentication you use is a beneficial tool to help break the habit of accepting the authentication.
  2. Use a password manager to store your passwords. With this app, you have the ability to set highly encrypted passwords and store them away for future use. You no longer have to write them on a sticky note or save them on the webpages. Bitwarden is a great example of a password manager.
  3. Be careful about opening up emails. Always check for any signs it may be a phishing email. Use the SLAM method to evaluate emails. Not sure what that is? Give us a call and we can discuss it! Breach Secure Now is a great platform to learn about phishing emails and how to know if you are sent one.
  4. Did you know that if you hover over the sender in an email, it will show you who actually sent the email? This is a good way to figure out if the sender is legit or if you could possibly be looking at a phishing email. You can do the same thing for links, even if they say click here or are a button.
  5. Microsoft won’t call you to tell you something is wrong with your computer. If you get a call from someone that’s claiming to be from Microsoft, hang up. Do not give them your information.
  6. If a screen pops up on your computer saying there’s an issue or that there’s ransomware on your computer, shut your computer off and call your IT department. We will help you figure out if this is spam and what you should do to safely get rid of it.

Remember: If you ever have any reservations that there may be something wrong with your security or you need help determining if an email is real, give us a call at (860) 701-0058 so we can work with you to solve it.

February, 2023

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Are you Cyber Smarter than a fifth grader?

Cybercrimes are becoming more and more common as the days go on. As technology improves and people become more aware of scams going around, cybercriminals are working on new ways to get your information. What you may hear today, may be irrelevant tomorrow.

Thankfully, there are many tips and tricks to help you stay vigilant and save your information from being bought and passed around. Find out some tips and tricks by clicking the button below and reading more about how to keep your information away from others. If you have any questions or concerns regarding how you may be affected by cyber scams, please reach out to us.

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January, 2023

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Are you looking for an MVP?

With recent advances in technology and an increase of people working away from their desk, having equipment you can take on the go with you has become a necessity. Luckily for you, Dynamic Alliance has partnered with RingCentral to bring you a new solution to working from home or on the go.

RingCentral is an industry-leading platform for cloud communications, empowering organizations to streamline internal collaboration and better connect with their customers. From phone calls to texting and sending faxes, RingCentral has made it easy to communicate with your clients from anywhere at any time. Workers at remote locations or home offices are connected the same way employees working in the main corporate office are, with the RingCentral app. It can transform a mobile phone into a desk phone and powerful communications device with a few taps.

> Learn more about the features you can expect when you switch to RingCentral

RingCentral Fax

It may be a dying technology, but many businesses still use faxing capabilities to be HIPAA and other security agency compliant. With RingCentral fax, you can rest easier knowing cloud fax securely transmits over an encrypted internet connection.

Thanks to the cloud-based phone system, you can receive faxes anywhere at any time, send faxes online to groups, block faxes without caller ID, and receive fax notifications of all activity with ease from computers, cell phones and tablets. There’s no need to worry about being on the phone or loading paper into the printer, you’ll still seamlessly receive your fax messages through the mobile or desktop app.

> Take a peek to learn more about how RingCentral will benefit your business

December, 2022

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Exploring Cybersecurity Opportunities

Do you know what phishing is? What about spoofing? Deepfakes? With the uptick in cybersecurity threats making themselves known, now is a good time to make employees of your business aware of potential threats a simple click on an email or link follow can have on the security of your business. Thankfully, Dynamic Alliance has partnered with Breach Secure Now to help train and bring awareness to avoid phishing, spoofing, and other cybersecurity threats.

Breach Secure Now, or BSN, is a partner focused business who works for the MSP community to provide clients with the most comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. Through Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance Training made easy to automate, support, and empower, employees can become the superhuman firewall every business needs. Weekly training is provided to businesses so that everyone can receive the power of knowledge on how to prevent cybersecurity threats from taking over the day to day of businesses. With automated phishing campaigns, you can find out who is most susceptible to these threats. The ongoing training programs and campaigns allow you get instant insight to your employees’ scores with the easy-to-understand Employee Secure Score (ESS).

Businesses are able to monitor the dark web through BSN to monitor what information has been compromised to ensure the safety of employees’ logins and information. Without continuous monitoring, new compromised employee data available on the dark web will go unnoticed, putting your employees and yourself in danger of dealing with a data breach. Compromised passwords increase the risk of external access to your employees' networks. Exposed personally identifiable information (PII) opens the door to convincing phishing attempts. With data breaches on the rise, unnoticed activity on the dark web puts organizations at risk. With real-time updates, detailed breached data, and remediation ready to deploy all at your fingertips, employees can stay secure and protected from the repercussions of data breaches.

Contact Dynamic Alliance today to learn more on how you can protect your business against Cybersecurity threats.

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