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…