3 Reasons to Rethink Frequent Password Updates & What to Do Instead

      Posted by May Elliott on Jan 21, 2020 8:30:15 AM

      For years, password changes were not only encouraged but required throughout businesses. In fact, organizations have believed they aren’t secure without this protocol. However, evolution in security practices and cybercrimes have challenged the status quo of password security. It’s now more common for companies to question the integrity of frequent password updates. Why? Long story short, it’s actually not as secure as we thought. Here are three reasons to rethink them and what to do instead.

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Password Best Practices, Data Protection, Cloud Solutions, Security

      4 Trending Cyberattacks & How to Protect Against Them in 2020

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

      A new decade is here and, with it, new ways your business can be hit with a cyberattack. As hackers continue to evolve their methods for breaching business’ defenses, companies are demanding more cybersecurity innovation from vendors. With advancements on smartphones, tablets, voice assistants and social media among many others, businesses operate more efficiently; however, these advancements have also increased exposure to new forms of cyberattacks. Threats like ransomware, email phishing and malvertising are not new concepts, but they are progressively expanding their reach and taking advantage of gaps in security related to newly adopted technology and devices. Not only does this propel cloud security to the forefront of a business’s IT strategy, but it underscores the importance of staying up to date with cyberattack trends. Here are 4 trending cyberattacks and how to protect against them in 2020.

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      Topics: Compliance, SECaaS, Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats, Social Media, Cloud Solutions, Cyberattacks, Ransomware, Cybersecurity Trends

      Ransomware Preparedness: 5 Steps to Secure Your Business

      Posted by Jill Sullivan on Jan 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      As a business owner, one of the most important things to take into consideration when setting up your network infrastructure is the security of your network. This is because, over the past several years, cybercriminals have intensified their efforts to breach business networks and access their private data for nefarious purposes; with transactions being increasingly conducted online, there is a wealth of personal and proprietary information that can be accessed if a business network is successfully compromised.

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      Topics: Risk Assessment, Backup, Cybersecurity, Security, Ransomware

      Top Cybersecurity Threats for 2020 & How to Combat Them

      Posted by Jill Sullivan on Jan 7, 2020 1:05:19 PM

      One of the key issues that businesses in all industries and sizes had to contend with in 2019 was cybersecurity. With businesses increasingly conducting their activities online, there has been an increase in public awareness of the need to maintain the privacy as well as security of any information transmitted across the internet. As we head into 2020, here are some of the top cybersecurity threats that businesses and individuals are expected to encounter as well as how best they can be neutralized.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Human Error, Cloud Security, Cyber Threats, Cloud Solutions, Cyberattacks, Security

      2020 Ransomware Preparedness: 5 Steps to Secure Your Business

      Posted by May Elliott on Dec 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM

      Ransomware, malicious software that prohibits access to your computer system until a ransom is paid, is a common cyberthreat that affects thousands of companies each year. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, ransomware is expected to hit a new company every 14 seconds throughout 2020. This means that in 2020 we can potentially expect to see up to 6,000 attacks per day. Ransomware can infect your network in a variety of ways, including via malicious email attachments, infected USB ports, malvertising or downloading images. With its adaptability and rapid growth, organizations need to solidify their protection plans now for the new year. Here are five steps to secure your business and prepare for a ransomware attack in 2020.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks

      5 Ways to Protect Your Business From a Cyberattack in 2020

      Posted by May Elliott on Dec 18, 2019 10:56:16 AM

      Although a new year is upon us, the threat of cyberattacks against businesses continue to increase and show no sign of slowing down in 2020. Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that a new ransomware attack will take place every 14 seconds, and it’s not just ransomware to watch out for. Cyberattacks present themselves through various platforms like email, social media, online advertisements, even Microsoft Word.

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

      4 Ways to Establish a Cybersecurity Culture in Your Business

      Posted by May Elliott on Dec 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

      Cybersecurity has been around for years. Companies everywhere have adapted to its solutions like cloud services to protect their businesses. It’s continuously evolving to keep up with today’s digital demands and its advancements have led organizations to believe that cybersecurity is solely technical. However, cybersecurity was created by humans to protect against malicious human behavior. 

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      Topics: Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks, Security, Cybersecurity Culture

      5 Cloud Technology Trends in 2020

      Posted by Peter Zeller on Dec 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

      Top 5 Technology Trends of 2020 Thin

      Every year there is a new list of trending IT solutions that improve efficiencies and processes. IT professionals, in order to keep their organizations lean and agile, will look to this upcoming years' latest technologies and trends. With pressure to cut costs and improve processes, 2019's technologies can help CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs achieve this. Investing in cloud solutions and services will help organizations increase productivity, efficiency, and beat out competition. Here are the top 5 solutions your company should implement in 2019:

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      Topics: Hosted PBX, SD-WAN, Disaster Recovery, Backup, SECaaS, Desktop as a Service

      6 Reasons to Use Cloud Solutions During the Holidays

      Posted by May Elliott on Dec 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

      The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year for revenue boosts, however, it is also the most wonderful time of the year for hackers, credit card theft and company data breaches.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, SECaaS, Cloud Security, Holidays, Cloud Solutions, Cyberattacks

      5 Ways to Protect your Business from Social Media Cyberattacks

      Posted by May Elliott on Nov 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

      With 2.41 billion active users on Facebook, one billion Instagrammers and approximately 330 million monthly Twitter users, it’s basically inevitable for businesses to showcase their brands online. The intelligent algorithms allow companies to learn consumer interests for effective targeting and social media campaigning. Based on this, it seems that social media can only positively impact companies. Although this holds some truth, the heavy traffic also acts as a gateway for virtual threats and cyberattacks.

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      Topics: Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats, Social Media