Fall for a Phishing Scam? Here’s What to Do

While there are too many types of cyberattacks for business owners to stay on top of throughout their daily lives, they’ve more than likely come across phishing scams in their inboxes at some point or another. Phishing scams are designed to steal information or install malware on devices or desktop PCs. Scammers can be very clever with their phishing techniques. Sometimes, even the best of us fall victim to these attacks. When we do, these scams can deliver significant damage to our businesses. The bad news is phishing attacks aren’t [...]

By |2019-12-06T17:50:24+00:00December 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Fall for a Phishing Scam? Here’s What to Do

Study: Cybersecurity Continues to Be Top Concern Among SMBs

Cybersecurity continues to be the top concern of IT professionals in Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs). Even though SMBs are aware of this concern, they’re struggling with many of the same challenges IT firms are combatting daily. A major struggle includes the cybersecurity workforce gap. To get around this, SMBs are looking elsewhere for help. A report, titled “The 2019 Kaseya State of IT Operations Report for Small and Midsize Businesses,” paints a bleak picture of the ever-expanding cybersecurity threat landscape for SMBs. Regarding security, Kaseya’s report highlighted three key [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:35:06+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Study: Cybersecurity Continues to Be Top Concern Among SMBs

Cybercriminals Exploit Human Instincts

Rather than targeting systems and infrastructures, cybercriminals are focusing most of their efforts on exploiting human instincts. More than 99 percent of cybercriminals rely on human interaction to install malware, initiate fraudulent transactions, steal data, and more, according to a recently released study by Proofpoint. To conduct the study, the enterprise security company gathered data from across its customer base and analyzed billions of messages per day on hundreds of millions of domains. Here’s what the study’s researcher highlighted in the report, titled “Human Factor Report 2019”: People remain the [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:15+00:00October 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Cybercriminals Exploit Human Instincts

SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

While the growing number of cyberattacks should be alarming to businesses of all sizes, SMBs aren't too concerned, but the truth is they should be. Cybercriminals are not only targeting larger global companies. The damages associated with cybercrimes can quickly put an SMB out of business. A report, titled "The 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study," was conducted by cybersecurity provider Keeper Security. The study surveyed more than 500 senior-level decision-makers at companies with 500 employees or less. The results found that 66 percent of SMBs don't believe they'll fall victim to [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:23+00:00September 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

Do CEOs Prioritize Cybersecurity Higher Than Physical Security?

Cybersecurity breaches are so commonplace in today’s IT world.  Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other C-level executives are paying more attention. They are strategizing within their organizations on how to handle potential cyber threats. After considering their findings, many high-ranking executives have decided to change their security initiatives, prioritizing cybersecurity over physical security, but that’s not all. A new report titled, “Cyber and Physical Security: Perspectives from the C-Suite,” has revealed how high-level executives are approaching security measures for their businesses. This report was conducted by the Center for Cyber [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:31+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Do CEOs Prioritize Cybersecurity Higher Than Physical Security?

Migrating Workloads to Azure: What to Know

No matter the industry you’re in — whether it be law, manufacturing or accounting — you’re going to eventually realize why storing workloads on-premises is no longer a viable option for your business. Over the years, lawyers, for example, have slowly accepted cloud usage at their firms. Despite security and confidentiality concerns, nearly 54% of attorneys are now using cloud-based services, an increase of four percent over the previous year, according the ABA’s 2018 Cloud Computing Survey. Most accountants are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, specifically regarding cloud-based accounting [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:38+00:00June 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Migrating Workloads to Azure: What to Know

The Modern Cyberwar – The Threats You Face in 2019!

The modern Cyberwar against businesses and individuals is growing more targeted and complex but is often thwarted by basic systems and practices that are both simple and effective. As the level of sophistication grows with these attacks, now is the time to make sure you’re taking the right steps to protect your business. The goal of the webinar is to provide you with a better understanding of the types of threats you’re facing, how they’re changing over time, and what you can do to safeguard your data and systems. [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:56:05+00:00February 5th, 2019|News and Events|Comments Off on The Modern Cyberwar – The Threats You Face in 2019!

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

With Microsoft ending support to several of its products in January 2020, many businesses are left scrambling for solutions. While many of the technology giant’s products reaching the end of support (EOS) next year are operating systems (OSs), other applications, essential pieces of software, are vulnerable, too, if they’re not appropriately evaluated. Called line-of-business applications (LOBs), these programs need to be updated if the OSs they’re operating on is either upgraded or migrated to the cloud. What you should know about LOB applications Basically, any program essential to the running [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:56:19+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps