Ransomware Attacks are Increasing – Do You Know if Your Backups are Working?

Recent high profile news stories regarding ransomware attacks on local government agencies such as the cities of Baltimore and Atlanta have raised the awareness of the devastating impact of ransomware.  The latest city to be attacked is Riviera Beach, Florida. Riviera Beach ended up paying $600K in ransom to have their data unlocked (alt…

Why Business Owners & Execs Need To Know About Shadow IT

Shadow IT is a relatively new term that should be on business owners’ and executives’ minds these days.  Shadow IT refers to IT systems and applications deployed and used within an organization without explicit approval from management or the IT department.  Hot take:  your organization probably has Shadow IT and you may not even k…

What is Multi-Factor Authentication & Why You Need It

While cyber-attacks on organizations have become more complex over the years, basic attacks—such as email phishing— are still effective ways of gaining access to an organization’s sensitive and critical information.  While many organizations deploy multiple layers of IT security to protect their systems and data against attack, tho…

New Year’s Resolutions For Cybersecurity

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, and quit smoking?  Don’t forget to add a few resolutions for your organization’s cybersecurity. Below are 5 resolutions that will get you on the road to improving your organization’s cybersecurity posture and reducing your risk. Resolution #1 As a busines…

How To Avoid Tech Support Scams

Tech scams are on the rise around the world. According to the FBI’s 2016 Internet Crime Report, almost 11,000 tech support scams caused $8 million in losses in that year alone–and that’s just what was reported.  All technology solution providers should be sharing ways to regularly help their customers recognize the red flags befor…

Server Outages Aren’t An IT Problem; They’re A PROCESS Problem.

During many discovery conversations with new clients, a common pain point is often raised by CEOs, COOs, and CFOs.  Their feedback is that server outages are costly and painful, and some mention outages lasting multiple days.  While these outages are costly and painful, they can be avoided by PROCESS, not IT.  When a business or organi…

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