Category Archives: Security

3 IT mistakes that will hurt your business

Mistakes can be growth opportunities for businesses. If you are aware of mistakes your business is making, you can fix them, or hire a managed IT services team to fix them, and help your business in the long run. In this article, we have listed some of the top three IT mistakes that could hurt […]

4 Types of Cyber Attacks and Why to Implement Cybersecurity Services

In today’s tech-savvy era, our entire lives are embedded into our devices. From laptops and smartphones to doorbell cameras and voice assistants, our personal and business information is available through a plethora of tech-based platforms. Cybersecurity services have thus become an essential aspect of business. This heavy reliance on technology means that we are more susceptible […]

The Top 5 Industries Hackers Love

hacker cybersecurity risk

The rate of cybersecurity risk has grown exponentially across most industries, with global cybercrime damages expected to reach $6 trillion annually by the end of 2021.  Additionally, a recent data risk report shows that most companies have poor security practices in place, putting them at even greater cybersecurity risk that could lead to a data […]

How CEO Impersonation Poses a Threat to Businesses

Cyberattacks in general are on the rise, and social engineering attacks in particular. Email scams like phishing are prevalent, and one form, CEO impersonation, is particularly dangerous.  CEO impersonation scams prey on human nature, emotion, and workplace culture. They appear to be from the highest authority in the company, putting pressure on employees to follow […]

How Ransomware is Crippling Businesses

Threats to businesses have evolved over the course of time. Today, with organizations increasingly reliant on technology and sophisticated computer systems, cybercrime is one of the most potent dangers.  As technology advances, cyberattacks also develop, using new techniques and strategies to breach defenses and access data. One of the most menacing forms of attack for […]

Cybersecurity with Microsoft 365

In 2014 small businesses were the victims of 60% of online attacks; unsurprisingly, hackers know that small businesses are easier to breach because they lack the same financial resources and expertise as large organizations to invest in effective cybersecurity protections. These targeted hacks can break a small company. In 2018 the average cost of a […]

10 Critical Questions Your Business Cybersecurity Plan Must Answer

Designing a cybersecurity plan for your business that adequately mitigates the risk of suffering a crippling data breach can be an overwhelming undertaking. Truth is, while this requires technical expertise from your IT security team or managed security provider, knowing what fundamental questions to ask will give you confidence that you’re taking the right steps […]

Protecting business data in the age of remote work: Security best practices during (post) Covid-19

The average data breach costs a company $1.42 million in lost business and takes nearly 206 days to identify (IBM). That means we haven’t yet seen or understood the cost of data breaches during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, security practices and early signs indicate that we should expect the number of breaches to rise significantly […]

How to Update Privacy Settings On Your Online Accounts

It’s no secret that most websites you visit and apps on your smartphone are tracking your every move online. But many of us forget (or aren’t aware) that many, if not most major online services we use also collect and often times share information about us with third parties. But the battle is not all […]

Envision Joins Far-Reaching Initiative to Promote the Awareness of Online Safety and Privacy

National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

September 17, 2019 — Envision Consulting today announced its commitment to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit […]