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5 Tips for Averting Holiday Cyber Scams that Could Impact Your Business

By |2019-11-27T19:33:38+00:00November 27th, 2019|Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for cybercriminals. We’ve entered the peak season for cybercrime, with various studies indicating that cyberattacks increase by up to 60 percent during the holidays. The Department of Homeland Security recently warned of an expected spike in a range of malicious activity, including unsolicited emails that contain [...]

Employees: First Line of Cyber Defense or Serious Security Threat?

By |2019-10-29T18:45:52+00:00October 29th, 2019|Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

Many organizations rely upon their employees prevent cybersecurity breaches. Employees are advised not to click on unknown links and attachments, share their user credentials, or use unapproved applications and services. And for the most part this strategy works — in a recent study conducted by Sapio Research, 79 percent of information security leaders said that [...]

Modern NAC Solutions Deliver Effective Threat Defense

By |2019-09-24T19:08:16+00:00September 24th, 2019|Cyber Security, IT Security, Security|

Data breaches are on pace to reach an all-time this year, and the rising frequency of these incidents is driving organizations to increase spending on IT security measures. Gartner analysts predict worldwide spending on IT security will reach $124 billion this year. Network access control (NAC) technologies rank among the top spending priorities. NAC technologies [...]

You Need More than Technology to Protect Personally Identifiable Information

By |2019-07-30T18:33:56+00:00July 30th, 2019|Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

Personally identifiable information (PII) is the holy grail when it comes to cybercrime. Hackers know PII can be sold easily on the dark web or used to commit identity theft. Healthcare and tax-related information is particularly valuable as it enables criminals to commit fraud over a long period of time without getting caught. While more [...]

Cloud Data Protection Isn’t the Cloud Provider’s Job. It’s Yours.

By |2019-07-23T21:38:07+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Cloud computing, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Google Suite, Dropbox and QuickBooks have made it easier for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to adopt cloud services. In fact, Office 365 is by far the most popular cloud platform by user count, with global usage increasing from 34 percent in 2016 to 56 percent [...]

How to Get Executive Support Behind Cybersecurity

By |2019-06-12T03:25:34+00:00June 12th, 2019|Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT budgeting and planning, IT Management, IT Security, Security|

In a recent study conducted by MSI-ACI Europe, 61 percent of IT professionals said senior executives expect more lenient security policies for themselves than everyone else. For 65 percent of study participants, that leniency resulted in more data breaches. The obvious question is, shouldn’t it be the other way around? Given the increasingly perilous threat [...]

Move Over, Ransomware. Cryptojacking Is Emerging as a Top Threat.

By |2019-05-21T20:23:59+00:00May 21st, 2019|Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

Ransomware is still a serious problem. But as awareness has increased and security measures have been enhanced, more hackers are turning to cryptojacking to make money. In fact, the number of cryptojacking attacks was nearly double the number of ransomware attacks in 2018, according to a recent report from IBM Security. Cryptojacking is the unauthorized [...]

Why Standardization Is Critical to Effective IT Operations and Security

By |2019-05-14T20:40:20+00:00May 14th, 2019|Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT budgeting and planning, IT Management, IT Security, IT Services, Security|

When you’re constantly scrambling to keep the lights on and serve customers, it can seem expedient to make a user happy by changing a configuration, installing a new application, or adding a new device or service that the user requested. This may put out the fire of the moment, but it can also make your [...]

Is Remote Worker Security as Effective as Your On-Premises Security?

By |2019-05-07T22:59:30+00:00May 7th, 2019|Internet Security, IT Security, Security, Uncategorized|

Since 2005, the number of Americans working remotely has more than doubled to 3.9 million, and more than one-third of employees are expected to work remotely in the next 10 years. Employee demands for greater flexibility and work-life balance, combined with organizational demands to optimize productivity and keep employees happy, are driving this trend. Clearly, [...]

Windows Server 2008 End of Support is Near. Here Are Your Upgrade Options.

By |2019-04-02T21:25:35+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

Windows Server 2008 has enjoyed a 12-year run, but after multiple extensions, Microsoft will officially cut off support on January 14, 2020. Windows Server 2008 R2, which is just one year younger, will also reach end of support on that date. It should be quite the retirement party with the Windows 7 desktop operating system reaching [...]