How Businesses Can Combat Ransomware Attacks in 2017

It has been widely predicted that the rate of ransomware attacks will increase worldwide in 2017. Ransomware is a type of malware used to encrypt all of your computer or smartphone data and is often used against companies, government agencies and even individuals. This dangerous malware derives its name from the hackers who put it on your system, then threaten to destroy your data unless you pay a “ransom” fee. While no one can be completely immune to a ransomware attack, everyone can take steps to become better prepared for one. Read on as we detail the outlook for combatting ransomware in 2017. Ransomware makers, or more simply data thieves,…

Predict and Protect: 2017’s Top Data Security Solutions

  As we witnessed in 2016, the issue of cybersecurity seems to be firmly entrenched as one of the most consequential issues impacting both international security and economic stability in 2017. That makes an understanding of existing and emerging cyber risks more important than ever before. According to Steve Weisman, a professor at Bentley University, this year will likely be shaped by newsmaking events in cybersecurity. He predicts that the year in cybersecurity will likely be dominated by these areas: Commercial espionage will increase. Domestic and international corporate espionage through hacking will increase as companies raid the intellectual property and trade secrets of other companies for profit. If you’re looking…

Business Benefits of IT Managed Services in 2017

If you find yourself consistently putting off new projects and facing a backlog of user requests, it may be time to look into managed services, especially for a provider that can deliver meaningful value. Before choosing a partner, organizations should clearly define their IT requirements and the improvements they expect to see. Read on to discover the benefits that a managed services provider can bring to your organization in 2017.                 To clarify, managed services is the practice of outsourcing day-to-day IT management and computer network technical support as a cost-effective method for improving business operations, instead of having a full-time on-staff IT…