VPNs: Why you need them

VPNs: Why you need them

Installing antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, third parties, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a virtual private network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private. Here’s why. What is a VPN? The best way to describe […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

Think your password is secure? Think again

A password policy designed for federal agencies must be secure, right? Surprisingly, that hasn’t been the case, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — the combination of letters, numbers, and special characters — but it now says those guidelines […]

Is your IT security proactive?

Is your IT security proactive?

Do you spend hours obsessing about the inner workings of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and data encryption? If you’re not a managed IT services provider (MSP), you probably don’t. Instead, you’re probably looking for a business partner to manage those nitty-gritty details for you.

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in their Cybersecurity Budget

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in their Cybersecurity Budget

How vulnerable is your organization?
The challenge of data security is real and requires your attention and efforts as a business owner. And there are costs involved. If you are a small business owner or executive, chances are when you did your budgeting for next year your cybersecurity line item isn't large enough – probably because no one helped you understand where to start.

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Think About When It Comes To Cybersecurity

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Think About When It Comes To Cybersecurity

Forbes recently had an interesting article - "Think you have Cybersecurity Taken Care of? Think Again." The article states that despite the fact that we all know how critical a strong cybersecurity posture is, cyberattacks increased by 32% from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018.

The statistic is scary enough, but couple this with the fact that the bad actors aren't just targeting the large companies that move significant sums of money.