Why Healthcare Organizations Need Strong Cybersecurity

Hospitals and medical practices house a goldmine of valuable patient information for hackers. Personal information such as birthdays, credit card information and medical history are entered into a database after visiting the doctor’s office. For this reason, medical practices are one of the largest targets for data breaches and should uphold strong cybersecurity measures.   Education Cybersecurity starts with the people who use the network most frequently: the employees. If employees are uneducated or not properly trained on cybersecurity procedures in the medical practices, mistakes will be made. For instance, the Utah-based company HealthEquity reported that 23,000 accounts were compromised in a data breach earlier this year. According to SC…

How to Secure Your Hybrid Cloud Solution

The rise of mobile technology and the remote workforce, combined with the need for operational agility, has driven cloud adoption throughout every business sector in recent years. In fact, 81 percent of enterprise-level businesses now operate multi-cloud strategies, according to Right Scale’s State of the Cloud Report. Read on as we detail best practices for securing a hybrid cloud deployment.   As one may expect, moving large amounts of sensitive business data to the cloud can come with some complications. Organizations often find themselves scrambling to acquire and train talent to manage the system, build necessary infrastructures and meet stringent compliance requirements. While these are each valid concerns, implementing proper…

Tips for Managing BYOD in the Workplace

With the increased use of smartphones and portable devices within the past decade, the traditional setup of a workplace has become obsolete. There is no longer a need for landline phones, and desktop computers are inefficient when it comes to retrieving information on the go. Many companies have implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. While allowing employees to bring their own devices improves productivity in the workplace, companies risk security problems by vastly expanding their networks.   Plan By implementing a plan for a BYOD program, businesses can predict potential troubleshooting problems and errors within the network by creating a policy to follow. According to Security Solutions, only 20.1…

Why Cyber Attacks Should Be Treated Like Natural Disasters

Companies often prepare their employees for emergencies such as natural disasters, weather events or fires with outlined procedures and training in order to minimize damage and ensure safety. When it comes to cybersecurity, businesses often overlook the potential for serious harm to occur from a data breach. This ultimately leaves employees uninformed and unprepared for a cyber disaster to occur.   Recent Reports According to World Economic Forum, each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. The report for 2018 shows a strong indication that the threat of cyber attacks will cause just…

Cybersecurity Tips for Accounting Firms

Accounting firms are ethically and legally obligated to keep their clients’ information and data protected. Due to a recent increase in cyber attacks, accounting firms need to be prepared to defend their valuable information against sophisticated breaches. According to Accounting Today, there are many preventative measures that can be taken by accounting firms, but three actions in particular help create a sufficient plan against major cyber attacks. Beyond implementing data protection software, knowing how to use the software properly is necessary to ensure utmost protection.   Educate Employees The first step to any problem is acknowledging the situation. It is important for large accounting firms that employ thousands of employees…

Why Network Performance Monitoring Helps Businesses Run More Efficiently

The market of network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) has seen extraordinary growth since 2017. The use of network monitoring is the modern way to manage the efficiency of a company’s network. With this technology, organizations can extract valuable data from their network and utilize it for business insight. According to a Gartner report, the NPMD market was valued at $2.1 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 15.9 percent. Needless to say, the potential business opportunities that come with using network monitoring are vastly rewarding.   Data Management The information sitting within corporate network systems can hold untouched, valuable data for the company. With network monitoring, organizations are…

How Adapting to New Technology Minimizes Risks for Your Business

As cybersecurity has become a top priority for organizations, it’s essential to adapt to innovative technology in order to prevent a potential cyber attack. Companies that actively pursue innovative ways to defend themselves against cyber criminals and data breaches prove that adapting to the modernization of technology could play a vital role in protecting valuable company information. When it comes to cybersecurity, the only constant is the ability of cyber criminals to innovate faster than companies are able to defend themselves, according to CSO. Confidence Organizations that continuously adapt to new technology are more confident in their cyber security policies. Your being comfortable and knowledgeable about a potential data breach,…

Kansas City Managed Services Company Reviews Enterprise Mobility Management for Employees and Businesses

MDL Technology, a Kansas City-based managed services company, sees the competitive value of tapping into Enterprise mobility management (EMM), an evolving and versatile market for companies. It’s no surprise that businesses benefit when their employees have the ability to work while on the go. In fact, enterprise mobility management has become necessary for most organizations today.   Why? EMM is a set of technologies and services focused on securing company data on employees’ mobile devices. While it can manifest itself in various ways, it generally consists of a suite of mobile management systems and services that protect intellectual property; specific processes that ensure the security of data; and systems that…

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…