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      The Basics of Email Security

      Posted by May Elliott on Nov 18, 2020 11:10:00 AM

      Advancements in technology have enabled organizations to do more than ever, especially in the digital space. But along with the good comes the bad, and those with negative intentions know how to target your organization’s most sensitive areas. Your email is often a weak link when it comes to security because it constantly travels in and out of your organization’s network, leaving it vulnerable to attack by way of viruses and other malware, ransomware, and phishing attempts. With a lack of email security, your business is left open to these attacks – but implementing reinforced email security controls can protect your email, your employees’ email, and ultimately your data from unauthorized use. 

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

      A Guide to a Secure Black Friday and Cyber Monday

      Posted by May Elliott on Nov 17, 2020 1:38:43 PM

      Black Friday and Cyber Monday are notorious for crazy shoppers and deals, however, in the age of COVID-19 and social distancing, things are going to be a bit different, with majority of shopping being done online.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, SECaaS, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Cyber Threats, Email Security, Holidays, Security as a Service, Pandemic, COVID-19, security for laptops

      How to Proactively Prevent Hackers from Accessing Your Network

      Posted by May Elliott on Nov 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Digital hacking continues to become a more advanced problem as the age of the internet progresses and new technologies are introduced. From the theft of credit card information all the way up to wide-scale corporate data theft, hackers have contributed heavily to the fear and danger that many experience when using the internet. In recent years, hackers have breached network security in an attempt to steal or damage everything from financial data to election tallies, and organizations in the business world around the globe have been negatively affected as a result. 2020 has hosted entirely new challenges for businesses as the world strives to cope with a global pandemic that many hackers seek to exploit. Churning out spam email with bitcoin ransom demands, these hackers have created new problems that even the World Health Organization has had to endure, and those businesses with employees working from home are now susceptible to a new breed of data theft making the need for cybersecurity solutions tantamount to the success of their organizations.

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cloud Solutions, Cyberattacks, hackers

      5 Ways to Protect Your Microsoft Office 365 Data

      Posted by May Elliott on Nov 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Each year, more companies and organizations advance their adoption of crucial operating software, such as Microsoft Office 365, and the need for cloud-based backup and security solutions becomes increasingly pressing. Microsoft Office 365 security features offer various options that are built into the fabric of the software itself, but as more reliance is placed on an organization’s digital data, the need to have more robust solutions in place that can handle both accidental and deliberate damage is paramount.

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      Topics: Cybersecurity, Office 365 Backup, Email Security, Cloud Solutions

      Cloud Security Services 411

      Posted by May Elliott on Nov 12, 2020 9:14:14 AM

      Cloud security has become an extremely important tool as digital cloud storage solutions enables businesses to share data remotely with global employees, business travelers, clients, and other authorized users. But how is it protected within your business? Cloud services such as OneDrive or Dropbox have security built into their design, but in many scenarios, this isn’t enough to provide adequate protection to suit your organization’s security needs.  Cyber-attacks have plagued businesses for years, and have recently created significant problems for companies that have numerous employees working remotely from their homes as a result of the global pandemic. The need for cloud security has increased drastically with these additional access points being opened up across cities and countries, and without the proper protection, security breaches are imminent. Your data requires advanced protection when it leaves the confines of your network, and there are many cloud security solutions that can help to provide the necessary armor.

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cloud Solutions, Security

      5 Ways to Protect your Business in 2021

      Posted by May Elliott on Oct 22, 2020 12:14:51 PM

      We have all taken a hard hit in 2020 with businesses being forced to operate remotely and cybercriminals capitalizing on a global pandemic. With everything that organizations have endured, most of us are ready for a fresh start, however, with 2021 just around the corner, it’s safe to say that we don’t know what to expect. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) will continue to introduce concerns for various industries and smaller businesses, while cyberattacks will remain a growing issue, with hackers finding more intelligent ways to infect companies everywhere. Attaining a fresh start means preparing your business now for whatever lies ahead. Here are five ways to protect your business in the new year. 

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Desktop as a Service, Cybersecurity, Office 365 Backup, Email Security, laptop security

      Top 5 Use Cases for Laptop Security

      Posted by May Elliott on Oct 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Laptops are critical devices for anyone and any business. They are a nest of convenience for vital documents, files, means of communication and storage, and they’re also a haven for cybercriminals and outside threats. This is where NewCloud Security for Laptops can be beneficial. It’s a preventative cloud solution that protects your laptops from cyberthreats. It combines the power of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 24x7 Security Operation Center (SOC) expert monitoring. As you might already know, a SIEM agent uses data logs to look for suspicious activity within your network, analyze trends and mitigate threats. 

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Email Security, laptop security, Security Information and Event Management, security for laptops

      Why Your Laptops Need Cybersecurity

      Posted by May Elliott on Oct 14, 2020 11:21:55 AM

      Aside from smartphones, our laptops are the most frequently used devices and the most crucial to daily operations of our businesses. They are used to communicate, collaborate, store information and so much more, which makes securing them especially critical. Below we discuss a few reasons why your laptops need cybersecurity

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Email Security, Cyberattacks, Security, laptop security

      A Beginner's Guide to Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)

      Posted by May Elliott on Sep 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) has become a vital part of security strategies for all growing businesses. It might be one of those things that you’re aware that you need but are not sure why. Or perhaps, you’ve never heard of it at all. Wherever you stand with your knowledge about it, you aren’t alone. This beginner’s guide will define what Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is, outline its benefits and highlight its importance to your business.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Security, Security Information and Event Management

      4 Things to Know About Data Breaches

      Posted by May Elliott on Sep 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      We’re all familiar with the term data breach. A hacker enters a system and successfully extracts sensitive information, typically for identity theft and most often, businesses. This can lead to damaged reputation, catastrophic data loss, downtime and even full corruption. Although a data breach is an old concept, there are few things that people aren’t aware of. By gaining a deeper insight into data breaches, you’re aiding in the overall security and protection of your business. Here are four things to know about them.

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      Topics: Cybersecurity, Cloud Solutions, Cyberattacks, Ransomware, Cyberattack Preparedness,, data breach, phishing

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