Category Archives: Security

Why Managed IT Services Are Essential During the Holidays

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Managed IT services are always an essential asset for your small and medium-sized business. They’re convenient, dependable, and don’t require an in-house IT team that needs space and benefits. However, managed IT services become an even more crucial player in keeping your business running and safe during the holidays. Here’s how managed IT services can […]

What Are the 4 Main Types of Ransomware, and Why Are They Dangerous?

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In today’s modern age, new types of ransomware arrive daily. Ransomware works by cutting off access to vital data within a computer system or network. Criminals withhold data until the victim pays a ransom.  Modern variants work by encrypting files on infected computer systems and restricting access. Targets then have to pay massive amounts to […]

Is Your IT Compliant? 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid

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Data governance is just as important as cybersecurity. With legislations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and here in California, CCPA, there are expensive penalties for non-compliance. The message is crystal-clear: if you collect, process, store, or share customer data, you need to abide by the law. Here are some common mistakes businesses make with IT compliance.  […]

4 Cybersecurity Tips Often Overlooked

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Despite the incredible rise in cyber threats, the average C-level executive’s cybersecurity strategy comprises little more than turning on a firewall, and downloading the most recent Windows update. This strategy is not adequate for anyone on your team.  Overlooking cybersecurity significantly increases the chances of a data security breach, which could damage your reputation and […]

Why Over Half of Businesses Experienced a Cyber Attack Over the Past Year

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The rise in these attacks is not surprising when we consider how quickly technology is changing and evolving. If a business does not update and upgrade its security measures often, it easily becomes vulnerable to a cyber attack.  Cyber criminals develop and adapt as quickly as technology does, which means they’re hard to defend against. […]