LightEdge Data Center Partnership Adds Peace of Mind for Clients

  We’re protecting our clients and their valuable data. As William Simmons, our director of sales, explained, we recognize the benefits of outsourcing to LightEdge Solutions for an on-premise data center. Efficiency, security, reliability and constant evolution are some of the key components we prioritize in storing our clients’ data, and this data center lets us concentrate on our clients’ safety and peace of mind more than ever.   The LightEdge data center is key to our backup management service. We assure our clients that their data is secure with our company, because we have a reliable system to execute this trust. We automate the entire process of data backup…

How to Prepare Your Company for a Cyberattack

Cyberattacks can lead to loss of money, customers and sensitive data, plus critical damage to your business’ reputation.  With cyberattacks persistently on the rise, the only thing companies can do is prepare themselves. There are a few crucial first steps your organization can take to protect your business from a potential attack and ensure your cybersecurity.   Evaluate everyday activity. Within the busy operations of a business, there are small elements  that you may not realize could be a threat to your security. Details such as strong passwords, secure network connections and use of malware could be the downfall of a potential data breach. In this vein, make sure your…

Increased Threats of Ransomware Attacks in 2019 – Is your Business Secure?

Ransomware attacks are no less of a threat now than they were in the early days of cyber security. The question is, is your business’ data secure? There’s good and bad news when it comes to ransomware attacks in 2019. The good news: the number of ransomware attacks has been in decline. The bad news? Every other metric related to this threat is on the upward trend — higher ransom payments, more downtime loss and longer recovery time. The attackers have only gotten more strategic. Let’s take a look at six key trends that have been significant so far this year.   Increasing Ransom Payments Compared to previous years, attackers…

Five Benefits of Virtual Desktops

There’s no argument that computers are essential to a company’s success, but they also come with a myriad of challenges. They can be expensive, difficult to maintain and pose a security risk to the company.   Yet technology is presenting another innovation that could help solve these problems and more: virtual desktops. Virtual desktops are computers that you access and operate over the Internet rather than via a specific physical machine. “It takes everything you get when you buy a normal computer — the hardware, the operating system, the processing power — and makes it all accessible to you via the cloud, from anywhere, on almost any device,” describes IT support…

How Network Monitoring Can Benefit Your Company

Power outages, hardware failure, natural disasters and other incidents can occur when you least expect them. And more importantly, when you aren’t prepared for them. This can cause your network performance to crash down to nothing in an instant. Because these events are incredibly unpredictable, it is essential to implement a network monitoring solution to keep ahead of the curve in case of emergency.   What Is Network Monitoring? Network performance monitoring (NPM) solutions are constructed to analyze the network in real time, revealing valuable information regarding your network’s operation. Worried about losing data? Network monitoring plans take your worries away. NPMs constantly check your network for performance issues so…

Climate Change, Natural Disasters Drive Decisions to Move to the Cloud

The mounting issue of climate change around the world has become increasingly concerning. The benefits the cloud offers this industry involving data storage are more notable — and relevant — than ever. On-premise data centers are at risk with an increasing number of natural disaster threats due to climate change. Yet only 10 percent of enterprises have discontinued their on-premise data centers, leaving 90 percent of companies in harm’s way.   Moving all data storage to the cloud eliminates the risk of data being destroyed by an unpredictable natural disaster. By 2025, 80 percent of businesses will favor the transition of moving data to the cloud instead of storing it…

5 Basic Cybersecurity Tips Every Employee Should Know

Whether you have a dedicated team of cybersecurity professionals working for your company or not, your employees play a key role in keeping your data safe. Where they check their email, what passwords they use and which links they click can make or break your company’s security. It’s important, then, that employees are educated on basic cybersecurity practices. Here are five main things all employees should do to keep data safe:   Always update software When you get a notification that a software update is available, do it immediately. Developers create software updates to make programs stronger. Updates fix previously unseen vulnerabilities in programs, which prevents hackers from taking advantage…

Government Asks for Action with a Reintroduced Cybersecurity Bill

Cybersecurity is a nationwide issue we all have to consider. Every time we log on, sign in, search or do anything online, our online security could be at risk of a cyberattack. Recently, the Senate took a step in the right direction to protect our nation from ongoing cyber attacks.   Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Corey Gardner (R-Colo.) reintroduced a bill this month that could mean important forward movement for cybersecurity in our government and our nation as a whole. Under the proposed State Cyber Resiliency Act, state and local governments would be able to work together to create plans to improve their cybersecurity defenses, as StateScoop reports. This…

Patch Management Helps Companies Avoid Cyber Attacks

In cybersecurity, patch management is frequently discussed as an essential tool to protect companies. Various tech firms, MDL included, recommend that businesses find experts in patch management to ensure that all company software is up-to-date and safe to use. Here’s a breakdown of what patch management is and why it’s important for your company’s cybersecurity.   What are patches? Patches are pieces of code that fix issues in software that has already been released and installed. When users update their software, they’re essentially “patching” it up with coding that fixes any problems that exist. These patches can fix anything from minor bugs to large vulnerabilities. Because software is increasingly complex,…

Talent Wanted: Why the Cybersecurity Talent Gap Exists and How To Fix It

Among several rising cybersecurity concerns, an insufficient talent pool is one of the most glaring. By 2021, there are expected to be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs, according to Cyber Security Ventures. With hackers becoming increasingly organized and using advanced methods, having trained professionals to counter those attacks is key. We took a look at why the cybersecurity talent gap is growing and how we can all help close it.   What’s causing the cybersecurity talent gap?   Lack of awareness Careers in cybersecurity are often more abstract than in other job fields. Whereas other careers have clear-cut requirements and well-defined job duties, cybersecurity has long welcomed workers of various…