Taking a Proactive Approach to Security: 3 Tips to Prevent an Attack

Posted by Sydney Boman on May 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With the incidence of cyber threats growing more rapidly than ever, the issue of security has been brought to the forefront of every CIO’s mind. Today, cybercrime is a billion dollar enterprise, and it’s on the rise. In 2018, high profile cyberattacks plagued some of the world's largest organizations, releasing the personal records of millions, if not billions. With the incidence of cyberattacks growing year over year, no organization, regardless of size or industry, is free from the risk of data breach. It is no longer a question of if your company will be attacked, but when. For this reason, it is important now, more than ever, to implement a proactive approach to cybersecurity.

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Topics: cybersecurity, intrusion prevention

How to Develop a Mitigation Strategy

Posted by Logan LeClair on May 22, 2019 9:36:16 AM

There are all kinds of strategies that businesses need to implement to be successful, existing across numerous different business functions. A key one that is commonly overlooked is a mitigation strategy

Risk mitigation is the process of developing actionable insights that reduce threats to the overall well-being of an organization. Threats come in all shapes and sizes, from natural disasters to cyber-attacks. These threats can cause thousands of dollars in damage that is both physical and virtual. Thus, creating a mitigation plan will help to save you money, as well as improve your business continuity strategy.

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Topics: Mitigation, Cloud Computing, Business Continuity

Vishing: What it is how to protect your business

Posted by Manas Parthasarathy on May 21, 2019 10:10:40 AM

Phishing is a widely known cybersecurity risk; you’ve probably heard of it. A cybercriminal sends a convincing email, complete with a link to what looks like a company’s website at first glance, only to attempt to obtain your login credentials for their own use. Over the past decade, consumers and businesses alike have been taking steps to protect themselves from this threat. What you may not know, however, is that there are various types of phishing attacks beyond those carried out exclusively over email. One such type is vishing.

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Topics: cybersecurity, phishing, vishing

VoIP vs. Landline Phone Systems: What You Need to Know

Posted by Logan LeClair on May 16, 2019 9:45:00 AM

With new developments in telecommunications technology, more and more businesses are making the shift to hosted phone systems for the convenience and cost savings they offer. 

You have likely heard the VoIP vs. traditional phone lines debate. Just like many business owners, you may have tuned this discussion out, without hearing out both sides of the story. The only problem with this, is that your competition didn’t turn its shoulder to the banter, and now has a tailored solution that gives their phone system the ability to grow with them, all for a lower cost.  Don’t let your competition surpass you because of a phone system, and take an in-depth look to help you determine what solution is the best fit for your business.  

If you want to determine if VoIP is the right solution for your business, keep reading to see how it compares to traditional phone lines.

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Topics: VoIP, voice over internet protocol, SDWAN, Hosted PBX, Traditional phone system, MPLS, SD-WAN

7 of the Most Common Phishing Attacks and How to Protect Against Them

Posted by Jill Sullivan on May 15, 2019 7:30:00 AM

With internet access and availability having increased significantly over the past few years, more people now conduct their transactions online. Knowing this, cybercriminals spend considerable amounts of time and money looking for ways to access private personal information or confidential business information for nefarious reasons. Of the many techniques used by cybercriminals to obtain private and confidential information, one of the most endemic is phishing.

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Topics: cybersecurity, email security

Data Breaches: How Much They Can Cost You

Posted by Manas Parthasarathy on May 14, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Imagine the following scenario. You’re sitting at a coffee shop, getting some work done. While you look away, someone comes by and steals your computer. You probably wouldn’t be too happy about this; that computer is worth a lot of money, and you need it to get important things done. Now what if you’re sitting at a coffee shop, getting some work done, and instead of stealing your computer, someone in the coffee shop is stealing information about what you’re doing? What could that data be worth?

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Topics: Data Protection

10 Types of Network Security Attacks

Posted by Jill Sullivan on May 9, 2019 9:37:18 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, Network security

Defining Proper Crisis Communication in IT Organizations

Posted by Sydney Boman on May 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

With major hacks, hurricanes and other disasters hitting the news lately, disaster recovery planning has become a necessity for every IT organization. We've talked a lot about how to handle a disaster and developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, but let's take a deeper dive into actually putting a plan into motion.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Crisis Communication

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Posted by Jill Sullivan on May 7, 2019 9:23:02 AM

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the frequency as well as the severity of data breaches. In 2018, ransomware attacks increased by 350%, spoofing increased by 250%, and spear-phishing increased by 70% overall. Furthermore, the average total cost of a data breach for an individual company increased from $3.62 to $3.86 million, an increase of 6.4%.

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Topics: Data Protection, cybersecurity

How to Know If a Hybrid Cloud Is Right for Your Business

Posted by Manas Parthasarathy on May 2, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Cloud technology can be difficult to understand. Being fairly abstract in meaning, it’s easy to forget that there isn’t just one deployment that’s compatible with cloud computing. In fact, not every cloud computing solution is right for every type of company.

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Topics: Hybrid Cloud, cloud migration

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