8 Security Mistakes to Avoid Making in 2020

      Posted by May Elliott on Jan 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

      A new decade means a new whirlwind of security advancements and cyberattacks. In order to adapt to these new challenges, businesses need to leave behind outdated and common mistakes in 2020. Here are eight security mistakes to avoid making this year.

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

      5 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 5 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

      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

      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

      Why the Future of Cybersecurity is in the Cloud

      Posted by Sydney Diedrich on Aug 29, 2019 4:03:07 PM

      There has been a steady increase in cyber attacks by malicious actors over the past several years as businesses increasingly conduct their activities online. Impacted businesses can experience severe and long-lasting consequences. In addition to a loss of reputation, these businesses may also experience a significant financial loss as a result of measures implemented to contain and manage the data breach. Businesses impacted by a data breach may also be subject to litigation by individuals whose personal information may have been compromised. In 2018, the average cost of a data breach was $3.86 million, up from $3.62 million in 2017, a 6.4 percent increase.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity

      The Do's and Don'ts of Password Creation and Security

      Posted by Peter Zeller on Aug 9, 2019 9:41:42 AM

      There you are, on a deadline, frantically working against the clock.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Human Error, Cloud Security, Password Best Practices

      As a Service: The Top 6 Cloud Services Your Business Should Be Using

      Posted by Peter Zeller on Jul 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

      The Tech Industry is growing at a break neck pace and shows no sign of stopping. New waves of innovation keep hitting the market, and  IT and Software Development jobs are growing at 2x the rate of national job growth.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, SECaaS, Desktop as a Service