Cybersecurity

It’s Time for Businesses to Say Goodbye to Windows 7

Nearly 11 years ago, Windows 7 was released to the masses. Arriving just three short years after the largely criticized Windows Vista, Windows 7 received a much warmer reception.  It retained the same rounded, transparency-driven appearance on the surface, but underneath, the OS was lighter, faster, and much more compatible with existing tools and programs.  Both individuals and businesses were quick to adopt. …

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Managing the Internet of Things in Your Business

With a new decade on the horizon, you can expect technology to become even more integrated into your business. Smartphones and laptops are being joined by lighting systems, climate control units, fleets of trucks, company cars, office appliances, and more.  As technology becomes cheaper, integrating it into a singular system becomes more feasible and advantageous for businesses of all sizes. This year, Gartner (a …

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What Industries are the Most at Risk for Cyber Attacks?

A new decade is upon us, and many are eager to see how technology will evolve over the next 10 years. However it changes, one thing is for certain: cyber threats will continue to evolve with it.   Despite the unprecedented speed of advancements, data is more susceptible to attacks than ever. According to Juniper Research, the current cost of data breaches adds up to $3 trillion per …

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Protecting Against Human Error in IT

When you think of cyber security, you probably think of antiviruses, firewalls, and general security settings on your devices. While those are all critical to protecting yourself against hackers and malware, they have a very serious vulnerability:  People.   One of the most difficult things to protect your business against is yourself and the people within your company. In fact, around 95% of …

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Cyber Threats Facing Small Businesses

Today’s digital world is filled with more threats to security than ever. While some small businesses assume they’re not big enough to become a target, this is a grave mistake. In fact, due to their tendency to have weaker defenses, small businesses can be a favored target among hackers.  While a large company might be able to write off the cost …

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Microsoft End of Support

You may have read about the upcoming Microsoft End of Support that is happening now and through 2020 for multiple products.  This is an important topic that all sizes and types of businesses need to address to remain safe and compliant. We’ve been sending out reminders starting with SQL Server 2008/R2 that had an end of support date of July, 9, …

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How Secure is Your Business?

Cyber IT Security is important to every business.  The headlines show breaches and business risk every day.  Most organizations don’t take action until it’s too late, but a security breach could cost millions, drive away customers, disrupt your business and become a PR nightmare. Partnered with Microsoft, we’re providing this 10 question quiz to find …

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The future of 2FA

The future of two-factor authentication After years of lectures from security experts, businesses have finally begun to accept that a password alone isn’t enough to secure a corporate computing account. Enter two-factor authentication (2FA). It strengthens security by using an additional login method, such as sending an authentication request to a smart phone app, fingerprint scans or …

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Outdated IT Environments Limit Innovation and Security

Digital transformation is fundamentally changing the ways organizations do business. The exponential rate at which technology is developing has already drastically transformed business processes and encouraged growth. Modern and innovative technologies are bringing agility, scalability, and security benefits to existing applications while building next-generation applications optimized for the cloud. Microsoft fuels digital transformation with leading …

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