Cybersecurity

The Importance of RTO and RPO in Disaster Recovery

In our last post, we talked about the importance of establishing a disaster recovery plan and proper backup systems. While preventative measures such as firewalls, two-factor authentication, employee education, and strong password requirements are a critical piece of cybersecurity, they’re not enough to keep your business safe. As cyberattacks are rapidly increasing in frequency and sophistication, you need to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.  It’s …

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Understanding and Managing Patches for Your Business’s Systems and Software

Keeping your systems and software updated is a critical part of cybersecurity. After all, 33% of breaches are due to unpatched vulnerabilities and outdated software. However, integrating the latest updates is something that’s often easier said than done.   Todays digital tools receive a near constant stream of updates. In addition to adding new features and improving performance, many of these …

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Prepare Your Business for IT in 2021 with These Free Webinars

Knowledge is one of the most powerful tools a business can have when it comes to protecting against cyberthreats and technology problems. As a provider of managed IT and computer services in Dayton, Ohio and across the US, we know firsthand that the best cybersecurity strategies and digital protocols can still be undermined by human error and uninformed actions.   That doesn’t mean everyone on your staff needs …

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2021 Phishing Scams to Watch Out For

As companies continue to try and figure out what the modern office looks like in a post-COVID world, cybersecurity should remain a top priority for businesses of all sizes. Cyberattacks increased by 400% under COVID-19, with ransomware remaining one of the most popular tactics. Ransomware involves locking companies out of their own systems and demanding payment in exchange for …

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Is Remote Work Good for Business?

Is Remote Working Good for Businesses and Their Employees?

Over the past year, countless companies have found themselves having to adopt to remote workplaces. By last April, 62% of working Americans were operating out of their homes. Though it certainly came with its technological challenges, not to mention cybersecurity threats, most companies and their employees have managed to make it work.  As we now appear to be in the homestretch …

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Improving Your Business’s Remote Workforce Security

The option to work remotely became an increasingly common offer for office workers over the past few years, especially among startups. While some companies typically placed limitations on when and how it could be done, others let their workers operate out of office as much as they wished. Either way, it provided some much-welcomed flexibility …

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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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