Most recently, the Polish congress has announced to be careful what you post online. Working in our business, we have heard of many people wanting to remove something posted as a mistake or against their will. It is virtually impossible to take something entirely off the internet, as once it is removed, yes, it will be off of the main website. However, it will still carry through backlinks and other pages where the image or text may have been copied or shared. By saying this, it will be complicated to remove anything. Our team wants to make sure that you think about what you post before posting on the internet and that it is not something you may regret later on when receiving background checks, applying for a job, or just in general. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at (248) 616-3057!
With the world dealing with pandemics, war, and cyber security attacks you might be at risk. Hackers are on increased alert with phishing scams and ransomware that unknowingly you might be exposed to.
OMA Comp put together this list for your safety and awareness:
- Set strong and unique passwords and keep them hidden, with a minimum of 10 characters (combination of letters, numbers, and symbols).
- Use two-factor authentication, most services and devices support it.
- Be aware of phishing scams, and educate yourself and your team. Knowledge is power in most cases.
- Keep in mind the risk from shared accounts, multiple users one login.
- Encrypt your backups, have it in two places cloud and local at a minimum. Know what you back up to avoid backing up passwords or sensitive data files.
- Use encrypted services Zix, ProtonMail for email communication, or Signal for a chat.
- At all times protect your internet traffic through VPN, firewalls, and antivirus software.
- Regularly maintain and audit your technology with updates and relevant software/hardware.
If any of the above does not seem familiar give us a call 248-867-0711. Our team has been making sure our clients are protected, educated, and ready when Cyber-attack hits. No matter how well you are protected the day will come you will be affected and unable to function. The difference is being caught by surprise and debilitated by it or being ready and back to the business the same day in most cases. Don’t learn the hard way, we are here to help. Schedule your consultation, training, or audit to be ahead of the bad guys.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity for all Americans to be safe and secure online.
This year’s theme:
“Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”
“This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.”
If you are in need of updates or further protections against cyber threats on your PC, desktop or computer network, contact OMA Comp. We are here to help.
One of the biggest mistakes many people make is using weak passwords. You need something complex that includes a variety of character types. Passwords should be at least eight characters long and contain a combination of symbols, numbers, and upper and lower-case letters.
The Facebook ad platform went down for 7 hours today. When the platform was restored, there were errors causing problems for brands that have come to rely on Facebook and Instagram as advertising tools. Some businesses were unable to place critical Thanksgiving holiday ads.
Will this affect much counted on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? 2018 is predicted to be a banner year for holiday sales. One reason is low unemployment which is a precursor for increased spending. Online marketing is now a major force in holiday sales. Disruptions especially ones that compromise security may make us less merry this Christmas.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
As a business, you can make sure that your systems are up-to-date with the latest security and privacy updates. Training your employees is key to help reduce the risk of your business so that it does not become prey to cyber crime. Reduce your risk of becoming hacked or infected, contact OMA Comp today.
Actively managing your team’s talents and skills can help maximize performance over the long run. When performance is stagnant or perhaps even dwindling, education and training is a good option for getting the wheels turning. If your team is experiencing either of these two potentially fatal situations, continue reading to learn how OMA Comp may be able to help.
Individuals with career aspirations will jump at any opportunity to develop themselves professionally. Offering your team regular training on topics relevant to their role and the good of the company also provides a means of progression when courses are tied to rewards or promotion criteria.
Educating your team on critical issues like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, and Reputation Management can have a profound impact. Furthermore, keeping your team apprised of the most effective practices in a topic, like marketing for instance, can improve the timeliness and professionalism of your brand’s response to issues.
Unlike traditional executive training, our programs are specifically designed to fit within difficult time constraints of our clients while retaining 100% of the value expected with an external training partner. As a dedicated training partner to many businesses, we understand the need for cost constraints and time, which is why we offer seminars in-house and on location to fit your needs and to deliver the desired level of training.
Key topics OMA Comp offers training on include: Reputation Management, Cybersecurity, IT, Marketing, Social Media, and more. Please contact us to learn how OMA Comp’s practical training methods can help benefit your team.
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