May Elliott

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      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

      5 Ways to Protect your Business from Cyberattacks During a Pandemic

      Posted by May Elliott on Mar 27, 2020 10:03:22 AM

      While the world and companies everywhere focus on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and are forming pandemic plans to keep business going and employees safe, cybercriminals are also following the crisis closely, looking to spread infections in different ways. In fact, according to the LA Times, a health agency in the U.S. has already suffered a cyberattack amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Why? In short, cybercriminals love a crisis. Companies are more vulnerable than usual and their focus shifts to other priorities other than cybersecurity practices.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, SECaaS, Cybersecurity, Office 365 Backup, Security as a Service, Pandemic, COVID-19, Pandemic Planning

      Top 4 Cloud Solutions for Pandemic Planning

      Posted by May Elliott on Mar 18, 2020 11:40:09 AM

      Just like a computer virus, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading. This global Pandemic, as declared by the WHO, is impacting businesses everywhere. But, just because your office is dark, doesn’t mean your company is. You’re still focused on keeping your business going and your employees healthy.

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Desktop as a Service, Office 365 Backup, Cloud Solutions, Security as a Service, Pandemic, COVID-19, Pandemic Planning, Coronavirus

      How Security as a Service Works in Cloud Computing

      Posted by May Elliott on Mar 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      For businesses that want to build or expand their digital infrastructure in order to boost their customer appeal, one of the major considerations that should be addressed is cybersecurity. As businesses expand their digital presence and online activities, more data is transmitted and stored digitally; customers share their private information online while businesses store and transmit their proprietary information across their networks. As a result, cybercriminals and other malicious characters have stepped up their attempts to compromise private networks and use the data for nefarious reasons.

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

      5 Cyberthreats to Protect your Mobile Workforce from

      Posted by May Elliott on Mar 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      We live our lives on-the-go. Whether we are texting, checking social media, reading emails, sharing photos or streaming music, our world is not only digitized, but it’s mobile, which means businesses and cyberthreats are too. Unfortunately, the more convenience we have, the greater the risk for threats, which puts businesses in danger, particularly mobile workforce businesses, meaning majority of their operations are handled remotely. Here are five cyberthreats that specifically affect mobile workforce and how to best protect your business without sacrificing the convenience.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats, Social Media, Cloud Solutions, Fake Networks, Security as a Service, Mobile Workforce

      Intrusion Detection & Prevention: How it Works & its Benefits

      Posted by May Elliott on Mar 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      We live in a fast-paced technical world, where businesses and consumers want things now and where cyberattacks can happen in a matter of seconds. Additionally, corporations operate on multiple devices and platforms, giving cybercriminals plenty of options. To identify and protect a business form possible vulnerabilities, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) was created. It’s a managed security solution under Security as a Service (SECaaS) that is literally what it sounds like.  IDS & IPS detect and prevent intrusions in company networks so businesses can function normally without compromise. Below, we take a closer look into Intrusion Detection and Prevention, how it works and its benefits to ultimately help you determine if this solution should be your next cybersecurity investment.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Cloud Solutions, Cyberattacks, Cybersecurity Culture, 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

      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

      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