Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Resolutions for 2021

There’s no question that 2020 has been a unique year in so many ways, and cybersecurity is no exception. Under COVID-19, cyberattacks increased by 400%. Businesses of all sizes have been combatting new attacks designed to exploit employees working from home. Attacks such as Ransomware as a Service have been specifically targeting smaller businesses.  (If you haven’t downloaded a free copy of our State of …

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Keeping Your Systems and Software Up to Date

There was a time when technology stayed the way you bought it. Whether it was your TV, your home phone, or even older computers, you never had to update it. You continued to use it as–is until it broke, or something better came along.   Today, however, the devices we use are constantly changing. Updates have become a routine …

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Cybersecurity for Small & Medium Sized Businesses in 2020

SMBs sit in a precarious spot when it comes to cybersecurity. They face the same cyberthreats as large businesses, yet they often lack the resources and infrastructure to properly defend against them. Because of this, some malicious tactics specifically target smaller businesses.   With the quarantine measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, countless SMBs found themselves having to …

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The Importance of Cybersecurity Strategy in Small Businesses

Running your own business can provide an exciting opportunity to make a living while pursuing something you’re truly passionate about. Not only do you get to be your own boss, but you get to decide the overall direction and values of the place where you work. Of course, if starting a business were easy, almost …

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The State of Cybersecurity in 2020 – Free Report

It’s become cliché to say this has been an unprecedented year, but there is no denying that 2020 has been rocky and unpredictable at best. The arena of cybersecurity has been no exception. When quarantine measures went into effect, businesses across the world shifted to remote operations.   Even now, many employees continue to work out of office on personal devices that are connected to open and unprotected …

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5G Introduces New Capabilities…and New Cyberthreats

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Make sure to read our previous post about educating employees on cyberthreats here.  As we head into the fall season, most major tech companies are starting to unveil their new 5G–enabled products. Though 5G coverage is still limited, it’s quickly spreading. Meanwhile, larger businesses and organizations are working to develop their own private 5G infrastructures. Soon, 5G will be the new …

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Educating Your Employees on Cybersecurity

October is officially National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Started in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM exists to educate people on the importance of cybersecurity and provide guidance on how to stay protected. With cyberattacks increasing 400% during COVID-19, cybersecurity awareness is more important than ever. The …

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Protecting Your Business from Ransomware as a Service

The “as a service” model has become increasingly common over the past decade, especially with software. Rather than paying a large upfront sum for ownership of a program, software as a service (SaaS) provides continued access in exchange for smaller recurring payments. Not only is SaaS more affordable, it’s easier to scale and update.   These same benefits extend …

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Cybersecurity Threats Continue Under COVID-19

It’s been five months since quarantine measures went into effect. During this time, countless companies  changed their workflows and infrastructures as twice as many people were suddenly working from home.   This shift to remote operations created a number of opportunities for hackers and malware programs to exploit vulnerabilities. After all, 90% of data breaches are caused by human error. With employees logging …

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Providing Disaster Recovery as a Service

Modern servers and systems face countless threats. Not only are they under constant attack from hackers, malware, and spam bots, they’re also exposed to physical dangers. Twenty percent of businesses experience system loss from fires, floods, outages, and more every year.  For these reasons and more, businesses need to create an executable strategy that goes into effect when …

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