May Elliott

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      A Beginner's Guide to Intrusion Detection and Prevention

      Posted by May Elliott on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      The rate, as well as the effects of data breaches, have increased significantly over the past several years as businesses conduct their transactions online. In addition to data loss, businesses often incur financial losses as well following a successful data breach. In 2019, the average global cost of a data breach to an organization was $3.92 million representing a 1.5% increase from the preceding year, 2018. 

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Cloud Solutions, Security, Security as a Service

      The Importance of Email Security for Remote Workers

      Posted by May Elliott on Jun 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      There has been a radical and unprecedented transformation of the business landscape over the past few months as business owners adjusted to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to conform with social distancing guidelines to minimize the risk of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus, businesses have had to make the transition from a primarily office workforce to a mostly remote workforce. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 3.4% of employees (about 4.7 million people) worked remotely from home; this figure has increased substantially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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      Topics: Email Security, Mobile Workforce, Pandemic, COVID-19, Pandemic Planning, remote workforce

      5 Reasons Your Business Needs Vulnerability Protection

      Posted by May Elliott on May 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Cybercriminals and other malicious actors are continuously on the lookout for ways to penetrate and compromise private business networks. They devote their time and resources looking for weaknesses within the network security system that can be exploited. Once found, these weaknesses are used to bypass the network security system in place and penetrate the network, thereby enabling the cybercriminals to steal private data as well as cause other forms of havoc.  As businesses increasingly conduct their activities digitally, the risk of data breaches has grown exponentially. In 2019, there was a 54 percent increase in the number of successful data breaches compared to the preceding four years.

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Vulnerability Protection, Network Security

      6 Ways to Navigate a Ransomware Attack

      Posted by May Elliott on May 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Ransomware is a leading cause of downtime today and can affect any industry at any time. For this reason, it is important to be prepared and implement the proper precautions to ensure the recoverability of your data. In order to protect your business from Ransomware it is important to employ these 6 tactics. 

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      Topics: Backup, Cyber Threats, Ransomware

      3 Reasons Businesses Need Office 365 Backup

      Posted by May Elliott on May 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      While many organizations don’t have to think  twice about protecting on-premise data, several don’t realize that they still need to protect their Cloud data, like data from Microsoft Office 365.  Instead of running Microsoft applications themselves, businesses are consuming it as a service. Hosted  in the Cloud, businesses can get the most up-to-date versions of the Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, and mobile apps. This allows users to access and edit documents anywhere, at any time, on any device. Office 365 is an example of Software as a Service (SaaS), but many SaaS applications have no data protection capabilities.

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      Topics: Backup, Cybersecurity, Office 365 Backup, Mobile Workforce

      Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Desktop as a Service

      Posted by May Elliott on Apr 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      For businesses to remain competitive in our global economy, it is essential that they keep abreast of new and innovative technologies that enhance or improve the efficiency of their current business processes. They must be willing to adapt to a constantly changing marketplace by adopting solutions that enable them to better meet the needs of their clients as well as keep their employees satisfied and motivated. The failure to keep up with technological advances can put businesses at a competitive disadvantage, which may enable their business rivals to get ahead.

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      Topics: Desktop as a Service

      Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses With Remote Workers

      Posted by May Elliott on Apr 28, 2020 1:09:34 PM

      We have seen a massive upheaval of the business landscape over the past few months as a result of SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as COVID-19 or coronavirus. The breadth and scale of this upheaval are unprecedented, cutting across all economic sectors, and impacting businesses globally. Businesses have had to make rapid and unplanned adjustments to deal with the threat of COVID-19. One of the accommodations business owners have made in response to this threat is to transition from an in-office to a remote workforce.

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      Topics: Cybersecurity, Security as a Service, Mobile Workforce, COVID-19, Coronavirus, remote workforce

      A Guide to Hosted PBX & VoIP

      Posted by May Elliott on Apr 21, 2020 10:18:05 AM

      An essential feature of any business is its telecommunications system. Using the right telecommunications system suited to your business enhances your ability to effectively communicate internally with your employees and externally with your clients. As such, careful thought must be given into the telecommunications system that you choose for your business as this can have a significant impact on your business. 

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      Topics: Unified Communications, Hosted PBX, VoIP

      3 Cloud Computing Solutions for Pandemic Planning

      Posted by May Elliott on Apr 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      With the pandemic dictating business decisions and forcing companies everywhere to operate remotely, times are stressful and uncertain. Mobile workforce is inevitable for most businesses, which means organizations need to consider how they will maintain network security, provide easy access to essential information, and ensure their employees are properly equipped to work from home. In virtual times like these, the cloud is the saving grace for many businesses. Here are three cloud computing solutions for pandemic planning.  

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Desktop as a Service, Cloud Solutions, Mobile Workforce, Pandemic, COVID-19, Pandemic Planning, Coronavirus

      5 Reasons Security as a Service is a Good Investment

      Posted by May Elliott on Mar 31, 2020 12:35:57 PM

      Over the past few years, businesses have become increasingly aware of the need for cybersecurity. With more transactions being conducted online across the internet, businesses transmit and receive large volumes of data daily. These data have become a tempting target for cybercriminals who spend their time and resources devising strategies to access the data by compromising private business networks. As a business owner, one of the ways to secure your business network is by using Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS)

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cloud Solutions, Security, Security as a Service