Egress Filtering 101: What it is and how to do it

by Calyptix, October 16, 2015

The firewall is an essential part of your network security, but only if it’s configured properly. One area people often overlook and misconfigure is the egress filter. Egress filtering controls the traffic that is attempting to leave the network. Before an outbound connection is allowed, it has to pass the … Continue reading

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Healthcare IT: 4 tips to get more small business clients in healthcare

by Calyptix, October 13, 2015


Healthcare IT is a fantastic market to break into. Potential clients are high in number and your IT services are in high demand due to regulations like HIPAA and constant news stories about data breaches.

How can you make it easier to sell IT services in healthcare? We interviewed a Calyptix reseller partner who has been rapidly growing in the healthcare industry. Get four simple tips in this article.

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Tagged on : healthcare

Deadline for EMV chip cards is here – SMBs aren’t ready

by Calyptix, October 8, 2015


The deadline for merchants to accept EMV “chip cards” is here. Anyone who accepts credit card payments now has to use the new chip-card method or risk having to repay the money lost in fraudulent transactions.

Are your clients at risk? Check this post to get up to speed on the EMV card deadline, what it means for your clients, and how this can be a big sales opportunity for your business.

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Tagged on : PCI DSS

Small Business Cyber Attacks that Stole Thousands

by Calyptix, September 22, 2015


Need a few examples of small businesses hit by cyber attacks? This article has three examples to show how a simple phishing email or malware infection can bring huge losses.

Also: did you know that banks are not required to repay funds stolen from a business account? You’ll see why in this article. Show your clients to make sure they realize: once a hacker has their money, it’s gone.

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4 Reasons Why Healthcare Data Breaches Are Rising

by Calyptix, September 13, 2015


The last two years have been filled with news reports about major data breaches. First, we heard about millions of records compromised at retailers like Target and Home Depot. Now major healthcare organizations are getting hit.

Why is this happening? In this post, see four top reasons why healthcare networks are a major target for data breaches, and why the criminals seem to be winning the war.

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Tagged on : healthcare , HIPAA

3 Simple Rules to Stop Malware

by Calyptix, August 17, 2015


The web is flooded with malware. Most users don’t have a clue on how to avoid it. What if you could give your clients three simple ways to stay safe? Would you save time and money?

See three easy-to-follow rules that will dramatically reduce the chances of a malware infection. They come from Spam Nation, the best-selling book by cyber security journalist Brian Krebs.

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Malvertising is growing fast – here’s how to avoid it

by Calyptix, August 14, 2015


Criminals are placing ads on some of the most popular sites on the web. The scariest part: the ads can infect users with malware without even clicking.

Learn more about the rapidly growing threat called “malvertising.” Find out how attackers are combining zero-day exploits, malware, and online ads for a powerful attack strategy, and see how you can avoid it.

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Tagged on : malware

Wire Fraud: How an email password can cost you $100,000

by Calyptix, July 29, 2015


Wire fraud is the modern-day bank heist. Instead of masks and guns, thieves use stolen email credentials and clever deception to snatch thousands of dollars. How do these heists begin? With stolen data.

Get a quick overview of wire fraud tactics so you can protect your business and your clients. See how thieves steal the data, fool the banks, and make off with the money.

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