Archive for Category: Managed Security Services

  • Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

    A large-scale ransomware attack led the Colonial Pipeline to shut down its 5,500-mile gasoline pipeline. The pipeline is one of the largest conduits for gasoline in the country; it funnels nearly half of the gasoline used by the entire East Coast. This hack illuminates the reality that no industry, business, or organization is safe from […]

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  • Phishing Best Practices

    Did you know 91% of all data breaches begin with a phishing email? Phished and spoofed email messages are designed to trick you into clicking on a malicious link or attachment or revealing private information and passwords. The messages appear to be from known senders. Senders can spoof their email address to trick you into […]

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  • SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: Here Is What You Need To Know

    Cybersecurity continues to occupy a prominent spot in companies’ priority lists. As such, companies commit substantial amounts of money to bolster cyber defenses. Norton’s 2019 data breach report revealed that bad actors breached 4.1 billion records in the first half of the year. Breaches can lead to significant reputational damage and financial losses. Hence, information […]

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  • The Need for Your Business to Set Up Cybersecurity Is Urgent

    In the early 20th century, if a crook wanted money, they’d rob a bank or steal a woman’s purse on the street. Real masterminds might devise an elaborate heist to hold up a Brink’s truck or befriend a millionaire, then make off with their riches. Today, these crooks look much different. That’s because an increasing […]

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  • 3 Keys of Effective Cybersecurity Solutions for SMBs

    To defend against the devastation of cyberattacks, small- to medium-sized businesses must deploy a strategy that includes three critial components. If your cybersecurity is one-dimensional, it’s not cybersecurity. Threats to your data come from every direction, all the time. When companies devise brilliant new cyber-defenses, hackers come up with new cyber-weapons in about 3 minutes. […]

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  • How to Keep Your Healthcare Organization Safe from Ransomware

    What would happen if all the files in your healthcare system were suddenly inaccessible? This might sound like an unlikely scenario, but it’s really not; a ransomware attack can hold your sensitive files hostage indefinitely. And healthcare organizations are extremely vulnerable to these types of malware attacks. Last year, estimated losses from ransomware in healthcare […]

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  • The Newest Forms of Ransomware & How To Protect Your Business From Them

    The Situation Ransomware is now one of the top security concerns for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The City of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack called SamSam in March, crippling some important departments like their court system, sewer infrastructure requests, and water billing department. The attackers who deploy SamSam are known for […]

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  • Train Your Employees To Protect Your Business During W-2 Phishing Season

    W-2 Phishing season is about to begin – without the right IT security services, your business will be left vulnerable. You and I know that effective communication with co-workers and clients is crucial, but are you sure your employees are practicing safe email and messaging conduct? If you don’t already have the best technical security […]

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  • IT Strategy – Why Businesses Are Turning To Managed IT Services

    Partnering with an IT Managed Service Provider can offer business owners a way to limit risks and increase productivity. Running a business is hard work, but thankfully there are a lot of tools that can help make it less burdensome. Managed Service Providers are an IT service provider that manages and assumes responsibility for delivering […]

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  • Do These Cybersecurity Myths Hold Up To Scrutiny

    To stay safe in terms of cyber security, you must separate fact from fiction. Hacking and forms of cyber crime are nothing new. However, one recent study reveals the problem is far more severe than any of us thought. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, almost 178 million personal records were stolen during breaches in […]

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