Small Businesses Are A Big Target For Cyber Criminals

Small businesses may not seem like an ideal target for criminals looking to make big bucks. However, since large corporations understand that they are at risk for an attack, many companies invest in a good cybersecurity plan. Unfortunately, this leaves the smaller businesses wide open for hackers who are looking to go after an easy target, and for small businesses, a cyber attack can be devastating. The Threat Small businesses have a hard time keeping up in a world where technology is ever-changing, including ways that hackers are infiltrating vulnerable networks. They may take advantage of a bug in a company’s system or an employee who is careless on their…

Can Hackers Help Your Company Become More Secure?

When you think of hackers, the image that comes to most people’s minds is a faceless, hooded figure in front of a computer. They’re people who pray on loosely guarded information to make money. They are nameless, and your company may be at risk of their attacks and should be prepared in case you are targeted. A good defense to a hacker, however, could possibly be another hacker.   Hackers For Hire   Hackers are generally regarded as the enemies of companies, but who is better to find the weak spots in your company’s cybersecurity than those whose goal is to break through it? According to Read IT Quik, hackers…

Protect Your Information In The Cloud With Zero Trust Networks

Technology is making it easier than ever to work from wherever you are and get tasks done at a faster pace. With the help of email on your phone and different apps to complete your daily tasks, you can get done what would have previously taken double the time. However, the introduction of these innovations to a business can also be its downfall. According to Security Boulevard, the age of protection from a firewall alone is no longer possible, and this leaves companies to either adapt or risk it all. A new cybersecurity trend is looking to help keep a company’s information protected in this new age despite all the…

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…

Key Factors to Consider for Enterprise Mobility Development

  From smartphones to cloud networks, it’s not surprising that 63 percent of business enterprises consider mobility the most significant factor in gaining competitive business advantage, according to Mobile Business Insights. And with the global enterprise mobility market estimated to bring in $240 billion in revenue in 2020, companies can’t afford to ignore the mobile arena. Yet new technology and a vast, rapidly expanding digital sphere carry complicated concerns and dangers. Here are three key factors to consider when developing an enterprise mobility strategy. Enterprise-Specific Apps The most recent iteration of enterprise mobility development has seen an explosion in the use of mobile applications — particularly enterprise-specific, cross-platform apps. These…

Cybersecurity Remains Priority Midway Through 2018

Cybersecurity issues have become a day-to-day struggle for organizations around the world. Breaches themselves have become both more common and more severe, as hackers and cyber criminals are constantly learning how to circumvent the latest security technologies. Read on as we detail some of the year’s biggest cybersecurity threats so far and how to protect your organization from them.   Unlike 2017, the first six months of 2018 have seen few government leaks and global ransomware attacks, but that’s where the good news ends. Corporate security simply isn’t improving fast enough, especially as state-backed hackers from around the world are getting bolder and more savvy. Take a look as Wired…

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…