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 […]
Hospital data breaches are emerging at an alarming rate and show no signs of slowing down in 2019. That’s because data fetches a hefty price on the black market, making hospitals prime targets for cybercriminals. The best way to defend against these threats is to arm your team with the following systems and protocols. Strict […]
Businesses have embraced mobile technology, as it allows for constant collaboration, which increases productivity. But as the number of mobile devices used in daily operations grows, so do the incidents of cybercrimes targeting smartphones and tablets. Protect your company mobile devices by following these steps. Ensure mobile OS is up-to-date The updates on Apple and […]
Newspaper headlines and Hollywood movies have shaped our understanding of computer hackers, but in the real world it’s not so simple. Some hackers are making massive contributions to the field of cybersecurity, it just depends on which hat they’re wearing that day.
If most of your company’s computers are obsolete, they double or even triple your chances of experiencing a data breach. This emphasizes how dangerous it is to have outdated applications, operating systems, and even web browsers. Failing to update your firmware could expose your business to major security threats.
As business owners, it’s a given that you should be concerned about cybersecurity. Here are a few more shoulds:
Computers should be protected by an antivirus system.
Data should be backed up at least once a day.
There should be a business class firewall in place.
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. However, there’s one thing you really ought to know: What […]
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.
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.
Routers, switches, modems, gateways, firewalls, servers, and storage devices — these are just some of the many machines you need to build a network infrastructure that enables effective internal and external communications. Even when pared down to serve fewer users, the costs of building a similar infrastructure were prohibitive for SMBs, at least until hyperconvergence […]