How Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Can Be Used in Various Industries

      Posted by NewCloud Networks on Feb 25, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      In today’s digitized world, cyberattacks are inevitable if businesses aren’t proactive in their protection. Regardless of business size, it’s only a matter of time before organizations become victims due to the absence of cloud computing and security solutions. In fact, 81% of cyberattacks affect small to medium-sized businesses, simply because they lack cloud knowledge.

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Backup, Cloud Security, Cloud Storage, healthcare, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Office 365 Backup, Cloud Solutions, Identity Management, Security as a Service

      Identity Management: How it Works & its Benefits

      Posted by May Elliott on Feb 11, 2020 1:17:27 PM

      We’ve all made the mistake—denying that we are targets of cyberattacks and identity theft. It’s so easy to think that it will never happen to you, but when it does, it’s too late. In fact, 81% of cyberattacks happen to small and medium-sized businesses. Just last year, the Federal Trade Commission reported an estimate of 9 million identity theft cases. With how many platforms, devices and accounts that organizations run on, along with how many ways hackers can strike, it’s critical that foot traffic is crystal clear in company networks. This is where Identity Management comes in. Below, we define Identity Management, how it works and its top benefits.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Identity Management, Security as a Service

      A Beginner's Guide to Security as a Service

      Posted by May Elliott on Feb 4, 2020 8:11:01 AM

      You’re probably familiar with cybersecurity, but it’s easy to get lost in the jargon. Failure to keep up with cybersecurity and cyberattack trends ultimately means failure to determine what is truly best for your business. Security as a Service (SECaaS) is one of those terms that has gained popularity in the last few years or so and it’s on the rise in 2020.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity, Security

      9 Cybersecurity Misconceptions to Leave Behind in 2020

      Posted by NewCloud Networks on Jan 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM


      There are simple security measures that we all take that most of us would consider "no-brainers". We all know the basics, like locking your computer when you leave your desk, using caution around suspicious emails and never sharing your passwords with anyone. While we'd all say these small tasks are no-brainers, how many of us actually take these security measures seriously? Unfortunately, most people don't, including many businesses. While corporations should increase employee awareness by implementing cybersecurity cultures, back in 2019, 33.3% of employess claimed to never have received proper cybersecurity training in their jobs. With this flaw in business practices, it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity misconceptions still exist. Here are nine of them that should be left behind in 2020.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks, Security

      The Risk of Using Unsecured Wi-Fi: 6 Ways to Protect Your Business From Honeypot Attacks

      Posted by May Elliott on Jan 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM

      We’ve all done it – you’re in a coffee shop getting some work done and you connect to the unsecured network. Where’s the harm, right? Well did you know that cybercriminals have been taking advantage of those who absentmindedly connect to unsecured networks to facilitate a cyberattack? Fake Wi-Fi networks, also known as “hotspot honeypots,” are created by cybercriminals to attract victims and exploit their personal information. In a way, you could think of them like mouse traps or cyber bait. The "honey" is the sticky part that attracts the victims, while the "pots" are what the collected information goes into.

      While concept of hijacking an unsecured network has been around for years, with continuous advancements in technology, fake networks can easily infect several employee and company devices, ultimately endangering your organization. Here are a few ways you can protect your business from a honeypot attack.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, SECaaS, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks, Honeypots, Fake Networks

      15 Types of Cyberattacks to Protect Your Business From

      Posted by NewCloud Networks on Jan 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      Due to increased public awareness about the importance of keeping online transactions and documents secure, cybercriminals have modified their network attack strategies. Technological advances over the past several years have enabled these cybercriminals to develop more innovative, as well as stealthy, ways to attack computer networks.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks, Cybersecurity Trends

      Information Security vs Cybersecurity vs Network Security: Are They the Same?

      Posted by May Elliott on Jan 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      The terms information security, cybersecurity and network security are nothing new. You might at least have a slight idea about what they mean, but don’t necessarily have a full grasp on the differences between them. One thing is for sure, though: they all secure business data. But does this mean that they are the same? Not quite. While all these security umbrellas protect information, each one serves a specific purpose. Not only are they instilled in security protocols and cultures, but they are all a part of overarching security practices and cloud computing. Above all, they are all crucial to the safety of your organization.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Security, Information Security, Network Security

      How to Train Your Employees to Recognize Cyberattacks in 2020

      Posted by NewCloud Networks on Jan 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

      Over the past several years, there has been a significant rise in the number as well as the severity of cyberattacks that have taken place. As businesses increasingly conduct their transactions online, cybercriminals, as well as other malicious actors accordingly, invest their time and resources to compromise business networks and access private data for their nefarious purposes. A single data breach costs a business an average of $3.92 million; this is a 1.5 percent increase from 2018.

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Intrusion Detection and Prevention

      8 Security Mistakes to Avoid Making in 2020

      Posted by May Elliott on Jan 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

      A new decade means a new whirlwind of security advancements and cyberattacks. In order to adapt to these new challenges, businesses need to leave behind outdated and common mistakes in 2020. Here are eight security mistakes to avoid making this year.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Cloud Solutions, Security

      5 Ways to Protect Your Data

      Posted by NewCloud Networks on Jan 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

      As businesses enhance their digital capabilities and begin to conduct more business over the internet, cybersecurity and data protection are becoming paramount. Failure to adequately secure data within a network can increase the chances of data corruption or data theft, both of which can have negative financial consequences for the impacted business. Back in 2019, the City of Baltimore suffered an $18.2 million data breach. On average, a data breach costs as much as $3.92 million

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      Topics: Data Protection