Top 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Managed Services Providers

      Posted by Purushothama.S on Jul 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

      Technology is changing at a rapid rate, and with the advancement of this technology businesses are facing new demands to keep up. Many in-house IT teams are struggling with the demands of upgrading to new technologies and keeping meeting customers’ needs at the same time. When managing IT resources gets in the way of day-to-day tasks, many companies can save time by hiring the right managed services provider. According to MarketsandMarkets the global Managed Services market size is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.9% during the forecast period, to reach USD 354.8 billion by 2026 from USD 242.9 billion in 2021

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, managed cloud services, managedservices

      6 Reasons Why Your Backups Are Failing

      Posted by Purushothama.S on Jul 12, 2021 10:36:19 AM

      Regardless of the software that you use to back up and restore your system, you will likely experience failed jobs. Every error has the risk of resulting in data loss, which can have a severe impact on your business. Backups fail for many reasons, two being from hardware and software failures. According to a recent survey by ComputerWeekly.com, the failure rate for backups is an astonishing 37%, which is why investing in professional cloud backups is crucial to your organization.

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Solutions, Cloud backup

      5 Different Types of Disasters & How to Protect Your Business From Them

      Posted by Purushothama.S on Jul 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM

      Disasters happen in all kinds of ways, and every disaster can have a catastrophic impact on a business if they are not prepared. Natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes and fires can destroy critical data and files. But not all disasters come from mother nature; accidental deletion and human error can also occur, on top of various cyberattacks like ransomware, phishing, malvertising and more. According to a report from Business Insider, 1 in 4 Small or Mid-size businesses won’t recover from a disaster, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were 14 natural disasters in the U.S. in 2018 and 2019 that resulted in losses exceeding $1 billion. Disasters can affect a business in many ways, from flooding to cyberattacks on servers, and much more. Below are five different types of disasters facing businesses today, and how to protect your data from them.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Natural Disaster Preparedness, Cyberattacks, Security as a Service

      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

      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

      The Ultimate Guide to National Preparedness Month

      Posted by May Elliott on Sep 9, 2020 3:04:14 PM

       

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Natural Disaster Preparedness, Cybersecurity, Security as a Service, Disaster Recovery Plan, National Preparedness Month, Cyberattack Preparedness,

      How to Establish a Strong Cybersecurity Culture During a Pandemic

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

      To many businesses, a pandemic is already a global disaster, and although you might be aware that companies are more vulnerable to cyberthreats  during pandemics  like the coronavirus (COVID-19), organizations like yours may not understand that a critical aspect in your business’ protection starts with ensuring employees are on board and that you have a unified cybersecurity culture set in place. Here’s how to establish a strong cybersecurity culture during a pandemic.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Culture, Pandemic, COVID-19, Pandemic Planning, Coronavirus, Disaster Recovery Plan

      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

      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

      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

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