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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud adoption by financial institutions has been on the rise. According to PwC, by 2020 core financial services like credit scoring, statements management, payments, and billing will use the cloud for processing and computing. From retail banking to collection agencies to asset management and investment banking, the cloud provides many use cases to bring scalability, cost savings and higher security to financial institutions.
The largest financial institutions have already adopted cloud technology. But it’s not just the J.P. Morgan’s or Bank of America’s of the world. Smaller financial institutions are finding the same benefits in cloud computing and cybersecurity practices that enterprises are leveraging. Here are 7 reasons financial institutions need cloud computing and cybersecurity.
1. Cost Savings
Financial institutions are leveraging the cloud to move IT operations to an operating expense model (OpEx). IT hardware and underlying infrastructure is expensive, and financial institutions are concerned about the rising costs associated with running data centers. Additionally, on-premise data centers are difficult to scale, and any growth requires large capital expenditures. Instead, hybrid cloud strategies allow banks and collection agencies to safeguard mission-critical data in the cloud without the high cost and maintenance that typical on-premise centers come with.
In today’s digitized world, cyberattacks are inevitable if businesses aren’t proactive in their protection. Regardless of business size, it’s only a matter of time before organizations become victims due to the absence of cloud computing and security solutions. In fact, 81% of cyberattacks affect small to medium-sized businesses, simply because they lack cloud knowledge.
Topics: Cloud Computing, Backup, Cloud Security, Cloud Storage, healthcare, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Office 365 Backup, Cloud Solutions, Identity Management, Security as a Service
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.
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:
Did you know that, outside of the US government, the healthcare industry holds more personal data about the general public than any other business entity?
Everything from Social Security numbers to medical records to payment details are held by healthcare providers. If the information stored by these businesses were hacked, it would jeopardize the integrity of the healthcare industry and the livelihood of millions of Americans. As cyberattacks rise in the healthcare industry, this risk has become even greater.