Author Archives: Dawn Sizer

10 Brilliant Tips for Computer Security

Every day is a good day for computer security, but today is all about raising additional awareness about you and your computer’s security.  Let’s get right to it! #1  You are a target. You may not be a corporation, or have a lot of money, but you are still a target.  It might be a password, personal […]

Antivirus - How does it work?

How Antivirus Works

How Antivirus Works Antivirus software is a multi-layered security strategy that is easy to apply to your devices.  Antivirus runs in the background, happily defending you from malware and viruses as you go about your day.  So, how does it do that, exactly? Traditional Method Traditional antivirus products use a series of signature files.  Their […]

Ransomware- 10 Easy Steps To Keep Safe

First off, let’s explain what a cyber attacks and ransomware are.  They are any type of offensive maneuver that targets computers, networks, and infrastructures by various means of malicious acts designed to steal, alter, or destroy data or targeted systems.  Recently, ransomware has become the poster child for attacks.  It is designed to infect a pc […]

What is Spear Fishing

What is Spear Phishing? Spear Phishing is the practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information. Fancy words for a hacker sending an email to trick you into giving out your passwords or other information that could compromise your data, bank accounts, or […]