Human Error’s Role in Cybersecurity

If you’re more worried about the outside intruder you don’t know than the employee in the cubicle across from your office, you may want to reconsider your company’s approach to cybersecurity. Believe it or not: C-suite executives and policy makers rank “human error” as the number one cybersecurity risk their organizations are currently facing, according to Oracle’s spring 2019 report on security in the age of AI. Actors with access to your organization’s network —  insiders — are typically the ones inadvertently introducing this risk to your systems. There are [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:34+00:00July 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Human Error’s Role in Cybersecurity

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

Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

Even though cybercrime is a top concern for many executives and the cybersecurity field is maturing, businesses are struggling to fully staff cybersecurity teams for several reasons, including the short supply of qualified cybersecurity professionals, employee retention issues, a decline in gender diversity programs and the slowing of cybersecurity budget increases. Nearly 70 percent of enterprises (businesses with at least 1,500 employees) are operating with understaffed cybersecurity teams, according to a recently released report by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), which surveyed nearly 1,580 individuals in numerous sectors — including technology [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:58+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Consumers aren’t the only ones benefiting from the internet of things (IoT). Manufacturers are also reaping the rewards of leveraging the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to increase energy efficiency and improve productivity in their factories, and more. For some manufacturers, IoTT is a foreign abbreviation, but there’s time to learn.   What is IIoT? The IoT is a concept many users are familiar with. Even if they don’t understand the granular details, users, at the very least, grasp the basics of how the IoT impacts their daily lives, and [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:56:09+00:00February 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

No doubt about it: The interest in cloud computing is continuing to grow. As the market expands, IT professionals across the board are working day and night to minimize potential security threats associated with the technology. Going into the new year, there are a few points SMBs should consider before partnering with IT professionals on the cloud. Many are concerned with cloud security, including IT professionals A Kaspersky Lab report in October 2018 revealed what chief information security officers (CISOs) consider to be today’s top IT security risks: Cloud computing and uncontrolled [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:56:23+00:00January 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

How to protect your customers and your business data

If you’re a small business owner, you might think you’re safe from ransomware attacks and hackers. Unfortunately, many of these hackers specifically target smaller retailers, precisely because they assume these companies don’t have proper security in place. According to the Ponemon Institute's 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses report, the percentage of small businesses that have experienced a cyber-attack in the past 12 months is up from 55% in 2016 to 61% in 2017. Another study saw a 20.5% increase in attempted cyber-attacks between November and December [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:56:30+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to protect your customers and your business data

Who’s watching your network Part 3 – Data Backup & Business Continuity

While you were enjoying summer break, who was watching your network? Just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean you’re free from security breaches, system errors, and more. Read our six-part series to learn how you can ensure your data is safe while you and your employees take time off from your business. Does your business have proper data backup policies in place? Infrequent tape backups and other traditional methods are no longer secure enough to keep your system protected. Secure copies of your important business data act as your last [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:56:39+00:00September 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Who’s watching your network Part 3 – Data Backup & Business Continuity