Why It’s Important To Assign User Rights


Handing the keys of a Ferrari to an 18 year old kid is ultimately a bad idea. The same concept can be said about providing all company employees administrative rights. The importance of user permissions is a critical business factor. One that may cost a business lots of money if not properly implemented. We’ll explain.

What Are User Rights?

PC Mag defines user rights as the authorization given to users (company employees) that enables them to access specific resources on the network, such as data files, applications, printers and scanners. There are numerous types of user roles. For example, a person can be a standard user, guest user, or administrator. These are only a handful of the type of roles company users can be. Typically, most company employees will fall under the category of standard users. These individuals can perform day-to-day tasks dedicated to their specific job role without needing higher level user rights. An employee with higher rights can wreak havoc on a computer, or worse, on a company network. The last issue a business wants to experience is an employee’s PC being infiltrated by ransomware.

How To Spot A Phishing Email


Phishing emails are the most common way for criminals to distribute malicious software or obtain sensitive information. Is your business safe from these attacks? We have some tips that you can follow to make sure your business doesn’t become a victim!

In a previous post, we gave you the top 3 email security tips for your business. Unfortunately, phishing emails are a more common occurrence now than ever before. According to Symantic, the average user may receive on average 16 phishing emails per month. With so many avenues of attack available to phishers, businesses should prioritize their security standards to make sure that they mitigate the risk of a compromised system.

Recognizing Ransomware


Whether you’re a computer technician, web designer or even a casual computer user, chances are you don’t want your personal data to be shared with the whole world or deleted without your permission.

Ransomware is designed to trick users into downloading unwelcome viruses. The download pretends to be an important email, internet download, or a PDF file. When the user clicks on this fake link the ransomware buries itself in the computer and starts encrypting the users data.The user’s data becomes encrypted (almost impossible to access) and a message pops up with the next steps. When you receive this message, stop what you are doing. Let go of the mouse and assess the situation.