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Proper Password Hygiene Needs to be Prioritized

Proper Password Hygiene Needs to be Prioritized

One of the most critical parts of security used to be the password, and while it has fallen out of favor in recent years due to how easily they can be cracked, a good password can still go a long way toward keeping your accounts safe. Let’s go over some of the best practices associated with passwords and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Cybercriminals Can Be More Organized than You Think

Cybercriminals Can Be More Organized than You Think

When you picture cybercrime, what goes through your mind? Do you see a hacker in a dark hoodie sitting in the corner of a room with lines of code furiously buzzing across the computer screen? If so, we have some news for you; cybercrime is anything but this perception. Let’s examine organized cybercrime and why it’s important for your business to take its growth into a full-blown industry seriously.

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Enhancing Your Organization’s Email Security Is a Good Plan

Enhancing Your Organization’s Email Security Is a Good Plan

Email plays a critical role in the communications infrastructure of any business, and therefore it is extremely important to shore up its defenses so hackers cannot take advantage of it as an outlet into your network. It’s true that most businesses don’t understand just how important email security is, and if it’s not addressed, it could be quite costly for your organization.

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4 Network Security Statistics that May Surprise You

4 Network Security Statistics that May Surprise You

Cybersecurity has to be a priority for every business and one of the best ways that you can gain the perspective you need to make the right decisions is to look at the statistics. Today, there is more known about how hackers and scammers try to get around cybersecurity efforts than ever before and it can help you develop a strategy to combat cybercrime. 

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Ransomware Fatigue Doesn’t Stop It from Coming

Ransomware Fatigue Doesn’t Stop It from Coming

Ransomware is one of the worst strains of malware that your business could encounter. It makes cyber-extortion possible and can be a big problem for any business that happens to come across it. You need to learn what ransomware is and how to protect your business from malware and other cyberthreats.

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What in the World is Data Scraping?

What in the World is Data Scraping?

Have you ever noticed how you might start to get unsolicited emails from various organizations asking you for your input or asking you to consider using one of their services? Chances are the culprit behind this action is data scraping. If used properly, scraping can be used as an effective marketing tool, but it can also be utilized by hackers and other malicious or unethical entities in a more nefarious way.

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Preparing for Tomorrow’s Cyberattacks, Today

Preparing for Tomorrow’s Cyberattacks, Today

The idea that cybersecurity will always be a major concern isn’t an extreme one. All one has to do is consider some of the threats we’re just starting to see now. Let’s take a few moments to consider what today’s threats might tell us about tomorrow’s.

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The Value of Getting Professionals to Handle Your Cybersecurity

The Value of Getting Professionals to Handle Your Cybersecurity

Adept (noun): someone who is a professional at a given task, possesses knowledge needed to be successful in completing said task.

While this level of skill is important to cultivate in all aspects of business, it is perhaps most important where cybersecurity is involved. Let’s go over a few practices you can adopt and adjust to improve your business’ network security—specifically, in terms of bringing professional-level expertise on for assistance.

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IT Service Providers Can Do A Lot for Your Organization’s Physical Security

IT Service Providers Can Do A Lot for Your Organization’s Physical Security

You can’t always plan for data security, especially if your business doesn’t have professionals on-hand who know the security ins and outs of your industry. The usual methods, like passwords, firewalls, antivirus, and so on, may work for a while, but they are far from the end-all-be-all for network security. What are you doing for the physical security of your business?

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3 Reasons Cybersecurity is Extremely Important

3 Reasons Cybersecurity is Extremely Important

Today’s blog might seem a bit simple, and that’s because it is. Your network security is going to play a huge part in the operations and functionality of your business, whether you realize it or not. In fact, your network security might be the only thing keeping your business in proper working order. We’re going to discuss some of the less-obvious reasons why security is beneficial for businesses like yours.

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There’s No Peace of Mind in Paying a Ransom

There’s No Peace of Mind in Paying a Ransom

Ransomware can be disastrous for any business that gets hit by it, but not always in the way that you might expect. It might threaten business continuity and compromise data security, but it can also directly impact the way that the public views your company. In fact, the decision you make about whether or not to pay the ransom can be a major deciding factor in whether a customer will stick with you.

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Understanding the Murky Nature of Shadow IT

Understanding the Murky Nature of Shadow IT

Shadow IT—while it sounds like the title of some B-movie suspense thriller or airport gift shop novel, it’s a very serious business issue that can easily make its way into your operations. Let’s review what shadow IT is, and what can be done to minimize the threats that it causes your business.

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Exploring the Benefit of a CISO

Exploring the Benefit of a CISO

With cybercrime more prevalent than ever, the importance of keeping your business protected cannot be overstated. In fact, it is so important that there’s a C-suite level role dedicated to it: the Chief Information Security Officer—the CISO. While such a position is fairly common amongst enterprise organizations, smaller businesses might not be able to implement this role in their own hierarchy… at least, not without assistance.

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The Pen Test Identifies Security Concerns

The Pen Test Identifies Security Concerns

Penetration testing is a term that you often hear about, but won’t really understand it unless it is completely explained to you. Well, you’re in luck because in today’s blog we will explain what penetration testing is and why it is important for data and network security and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements that your organization operates under. 

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Scammers Don’t Affect the Prepared

Scammers Don’t Affect the Prepared

Today’s business world is subject to countless scams and cybersecurity threats, and it’s your job to ensure that your company does not fall victim to these scams and con artists. How can you be sure that the many messages you receive on a regular basis are actually from legitimate sources and not from someone out to make a profit off your business? To put it simply, awareness is the key.

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Hackers are Using Google Docs (and other Cloud Services) to Attack Users

Hackers are Using Google Docs (and other Cloud Services) to Attack Users

There are many ways that hackers have attempted to subvert the advanced security precautions implemented by enterprises and small businesses alike, but some of the more recent and crafty ones include sending threats through seemingly legitimate sources, like social media. The latest in this string of attacks includes Google Docs, and it is problematic for a number of reasons.

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Ransomware Is a Disaster for Small Businesses

Ransomware Is a Disaster for Small Businesses

One of the most dangerous threats out there is ransomware, and for good reason. In many cases, the problems from ransomware can have far-reaching and devastating consequences for businesses, no matter which industry they operate in. Let’s take a look at why ransomware is so problematic and what you can do to stop it.

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What Should You Do When Your Business Suffers a Data Breach?

What Should You Do When Your Business Suffers a Data Breach?

Data breaches are a modern reality, and they’ll still be around in the new year. While it is obviously preferable for your business not to fall victim to one, that isn’t always something in your control. Therefore, it is better to have planned ahead, so that your operations can continue and you can more effectively keep your contacts apprised of the situation. Let’s discuss what you need to do.

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To Spoil the Holiday, Krampus Has Turned to Cybercrime

To Spoil the Holiday, Krampus Has Turned to Cybercrime

The holiday season has a variety of famous key players, including the likes of Santa, Rudolph, and the rest of the North Pole crew. Each year, they use their magic to help spread goodwill and joy to all the nice children of the world… but did you know that they are also responsible for protecting those who make the naughty list from Santa’s villainous counterpart, Krampus?

As the official managed service provider for Santa’s operation, we have been cleared to share the story about how we’ve helped defy Krampus to save Christmas.

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Ransomware’s Extreme Profits Should Be a Cause for Concern for SMBs

Ransomware’s Extreme Profits Should Be a Cause for Concern for SMBs

There are many cybersecurity threats out there, but the one that has cemented itself in the minds of business owners in recent years is ransomware. Ransomware encrypts data on the victim’s devices, forcing them to pay a ransom for the decryption key. As you might imagine, this practice is quite lucrative for cybercriminals—some more than others, of course.

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