Tag Archives: cybersecurity

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 […]

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 […]

Controlling IT Costs Strategies for 2020: Part 4

Thank you for joining us for the final installment of our series on controlling IT costs. We hope it has been helpful to you. Remember to check out the other parts already living on our blog page Our last strategy focuses on dealing with business operation maturity. One of the better long-term planning efforts you […]

COVID-19 Business Resource Library

These are uncertain times for all, businesses big and small presenting unique challenges of having to go remote virtually overnight. In an effort to help your organization and staff cope with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put together a number of resources from which we hope you find helpful. We encourage […]

5 Essential Tech Tips for Cybersafe Summer Travel

5 tried and true tips that will help keep you cybersafe and secure during summer travel

Here’s an interesting fact: Did you know nearly two thirds of American families will head out of town this summer? Theme parks, cruises and international travel top the 2019 summer travel list. As everyone knows, no matter where you’re headed, being continuously connected is part of the plan. While having family fun is the goal, […]

3 Reasons DFARS Compliance Does Not Mean Security

It has been more than five months since the Dec. 31, 2017, deadline for government contractors to meet DFARS compliance. Businesses of all sizes are still feeling the pressure to implement a System Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of Action & Milestones (POAM). Failing to meet compliance means government contractors run the risk of losing […]

7 Foundational Cybersecurity Controls Every Business Needs

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According to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), there are 20 cybersecurity controls that are necessary for a secure IT environment. And, every business, no matter its size and even with a seemingly simple IT infrastructure, needs at least seven of these controls to set the right foundation to minimize the risk of a cyberattack. […]

3 Reasons Your Cyber Security Awareness Training Stinks

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In today’s digital age, the number of cyber attacks continues to increase year after year. As this growth continues, cybersecurity should be at the forefront of every organization’s priorities. How exactly do you protect against these types of attacks? The simple answer is cyber security awareness training. Cybersecurity awareness training is a way of teaching […]

Is Your IT Company Truly Proactive?

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With so much going on these days and threat landscapes constantly evolving, many companies choose to outsource IT or pay an IT service provider. It’s no surprise really, but more often than not the biggest factor in a company’s decision-making process is the cost. Heard of the saying, “you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”?  Just like […]

Shadow IT: Your Company’s Biggest Cybersecurity Blind Spot

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With so much going on these days, and security professionals focused on traditional security methods like antivirus software and firewalls, one of the biggest blind spots for organizations continues to be shadow IT. It happens almost everywhere, and it can be difficult to prevent or monitor. But what exactly is shadow IT, and why is […]