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Long Island Network Services Provider, Server Bays, Offers 4 Tips for Protecting Your Business from Phishing Scams

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Long Island Network Services Provider, Server Bays, Offers 4 Tips for Protecting Your Business from Phishing Scams

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As part of their commitment to providing quality network services on Long Island, Server Bays shares 4 tips on how to protect your business from phishing scams.

While some viruses and malware make it pretty clear that they are untrustworthy, some phishing attempts can be surprisingly effective at getting information out of the average office employee.

Here are 4 tips on how to protect a business from phishing scams. By sticking to the guidelines on this list, the risks of attackers gaining sensitive information is significantly reduced.

Continually Update Your Software. The majority of people think of malware and viruses when they think of the types of infiltration that a security suite can prevent, but a lot of these options can protect against phishing as well. Phishing can take a variety of forms, such as pop ups on a website or emails asking for personal details - and sophisticated anti-malware software can block these attempts at every turn. Investing in computer security is important, but if it's not continually updated it won't make much of a difference. Phishing attempts change and get more sophisticated quite frequently, so business owners need a current version of effective software to adequately protect their data.

Secure Your Browsers. The primary way that phishing scams get access to personal information is through users interacting with popups or malicious emails in their browser. It's important to lock down employees' browsers and ensure that any permissions that would allow data or the system itself to be compromised are revoked. Malicious site detection, built-in malware browser protection and plugins, and even running important processes in a sandbox environment can drastically reduce phishing instances.

Use Unique and Different Passwords. While phishing is damaging whenever it occurs, the effects can be limited if secure and unique passwords are used for each login and service. By having employees update passwords regularly, using a combination of alphanumeric characters and special symbols, and having a specific password for every site and service, damage can be contained much more easily. Losing info from one system is much less devastating than having the entire business compromised due to poor password management.

Create A "Phishing Drill." Even the best programs and safeguards can't protect from phishing attempts if employees make efforts to get around them. Ensuring that everyone in the business is aware of what a phishing email looks like is one thing but sending them a phishing "test" is a surefire way to notice where there are gaps in understanding and adherence. It's better that mistakes be made during a drill than with a true attack, and efforts to re-inform and educate can be carried out to cover any gaps.

ABOUT SERVER BAYS

Founded in 2014, Server Bays Long Island network services make up the area's fastest growing managed service firm. Server Bays LLC provides companies with cost effective custom technology solutions. To date, they have helped several clients achieve a better return on investment. Founder Ryan Yannelli and Vice President Anthony Milazzo bring energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to IT solutions, and their company has quickly earned a 5-star rating.

Media Contact: Desiree Freeman, fishbat Media, 855-347-4228, desiree@fishbat.com

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