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Why Do Small Businesses Need Cybersecurity: What Can Be Done?

Submitted by Andre Schafer on Mon, 06/ 28/ 21 - 09: 43 AM

6 MIN READ | SMALL BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY

Lately, the news seems to be flooded of reports of ransomware attacks. The Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, Kia Motors, and even the NBA (National Basketball Association) have all been victims of these attacks..

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What is a Botnet and How Does it Work?

Submitted by Tech Support on Mon, 04/ 05/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 6 MIN READ

Botnets are a form of malware that poses threats to businesses and individuals alike. Keep reading to learn what a botnet is, how it works, and cyber security tips to avoid becoming a victim.

cybersecurity, cybercrime

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Importance of Data Privacy in Healthcare + 3 Data Security Tips

Submitted by Andre Schafer on Fri, 03/ 12/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

cybersecurity, healthcare

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What is Email Continuity? [Definition + Brand Comparison]

Submitted by Tech Support on Fri, 03/ 05/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Consistent and automated data backups are a cornerstone of efficient business operations. When your network goes down, you may have to restore it to your most recent backup to avoid any data loss. But what about when your.

Email Security, cybersecurity

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How Much Does a Home Office Cost to Furnish? [2021]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Fri, 02/ 12/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

REMOTE OFFICE | 8.5 MIN READ

Once a dedicated space in your house is set aside to be turned into a home office, the complicated task of furnishing it comes next. In this article, we'll break down each piece of office equipment into low, medium, and.

cybersecurity, remote office

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NOC vs. SOC: What's the Difference?

Submitted by Dave McClelland on Tue, 02/ 02/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 4.5 MIN READ

Businesses looking to better secure their network may turn to either a Network Operations Center (NOC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC). However, when both sound so similar, it can be difficult to use their.

Managed IT Services, cybersecurity, network operations center

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7 Benefits of a Network Operations Center [NOC]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 01/ 29/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Businesses looking for assistance managing employee network help requests may turn to a Network Operations Center. However, what are the unique benefits that of a NOC that differentiates it from a help desk? Keep reading to.

Managed IT Services, Network Security, cybersecurity

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Top 5 Remote Work Cyber Security Risks [2021]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Mon, 01/ 04/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

REMOTE WORK | 5.5 MIN READ

Your remote employees may be unknowingly putting your company's data at risk. Working from home can potentially lead to data breaches, identity fraud, and a host of other negative consequences. Keep reading to learn the top.

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How to Build a Cyber Security Policy [5 Tips]

Submitted by Kevin Kendall on Tue, 09/ 22/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Cyber security policies are becoming more and more common in businesses as they strive to mitigate the risk of an employee accidentally leaking sensitive data or falling for a phishing scheme. These policies need to strike.

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Cyber Security Trends 2020 [Top 4]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 09/ 15/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 4 MIN READ

IT professionals and cyber criminals are constantly performing a sort of dance together. When cyber criminals move one way, IT professionals must move in response, and vice versa in a never-ending salsa. Since cyber.

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How to Build a BCDR Plan [Top 4 Tips]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 09/ 08/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 6 MIN READ

Acts of Mother Nature and the wrath of cyber criminals can be unpredictable. If your business' network went down tomorrow due to a natural disaster or cyber attack, how would you ensure that business operations continue.

cybersecurity, BCDR plan

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How Does Antivirus Work?

Submitted by Tech Support on Tue, 09/ 01/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 4.5 MIN READ

When most people think of the word "antivirus", they think about that software you download on your computer to keep you from being hacked. While this is true, it is a simplistic definition. Keep reading to find out what.

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Data Privacy Compliance: How MSP's Can Help

Submitted by Kevin Kendall on Fri, 08/ 21/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 4 MIN READ

In today's digital age, data privacy is becoming more and more of an issue. In response to cries for consumer privacy, more laws and regulations are being passed to manage data storage and curtail data sharing by businesses.

Managed IT Services, cybersecurity, Managed Services Questions

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What is a BCDR Plan?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Thu, 08/ 06/ 20 - 04: 24 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans help organizations mitigate the risks associated with network downtime and interruptions to business operations. Keep reading to learn what a BCDR plan is, how your.

cybersecurity, small business cyber security

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In-House vs. Managed IT: Which Is Better?

Submitted by Kevin Kendall on Fri, 06/ 26/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 5 MIN READ

If your business is looking to improve your cyber security efforts, there will come a point in the research and decision process where you will need to figure out if you want in-house or managed IT. As a managed IT.

Managed IT Services, cybersecurity

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What is a VPN?

Submitted by Tech Support on Tue, 04/ 14/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 4.5 MIN READ

Virtual Private Networks, known as VPN's, are a great asset to your business. By allowing your employees to access and share files on your network securely, you help mitigate the risk of data breaches. Keep reading to.

cyber security best practices, cyber security solutions, cybersecurity, small business cyber security

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How Can I Secure a Network Across Multiple Offices?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 04/ 07/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Expanding your company to multiple offices is an exciting development. When building new branches, you might not consider the necessary steps to set up your network to securely handle employees from multiple branches.

cyber security best practices, cyber security solutions, cybersecurity, small business cyber security

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The Future of Ransomware

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 03/ 06/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5.5 MIN READ

In our rapidly changing world, it's hard to predict what somebody might have for breakfast tomorrow, let alone how ransomware will change in the coming years. Read more to learn about developing ransomware trends that.

cybersecurity, ransomware and phishing

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What Should You Do During a Ransomware Attack? [Tips and Explanations]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 02/ 11/ 20 - 12: 17 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 10.5 MIN READ

Major news outlets, from CNN to Forbes to the New York Times, have been reporting recently on the growing and shifting threat of ransomware. Just last week, the New York Times reported on the continued growth of.

cyber security best practices, cybersecurity, small business cyber security solutions, ransomware and phishing

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Managed IT Services Contracts Defined

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 01/ 31/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 7 MIN READ

If you're currently in the market for a managed services provider, you might have seen or will come across a contract spelling out your services agreement. Managed IT services contracts can come with terms that might.

Managed IT Services, cybersecurity, Managed Services Questions, cyber security

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