2023 Cybersecurity Trends Every Business Owner Needs To Understand

New year, new cybersecurity trends! Every new year means fresh opportunities to grow, test innovative strategies and learn fun lessons. When you go into the new year as informed as possible, you can avoid some of the more painful mistakes that can slow your business to a crawl. This year is sure to come with its fair share of surprises, but here are some 2023 cybersecurity trends we see that will impact companies.   2022 Stats To Know About Cybersecurity Before we peer into the future, let’s look at this past year and how companies fared against the growing threat of cyberattacks. Cybersecurity statistics show that the total damage caused…

Cybersecurity Tools and Managed Services to Leverage Over the Holidays

The holiday season is here! And with it comes (hopefully) a much-needed break from business stress. While you’re drinking hot cocoa, wrapping presents and lounging by the fireplace, the last thing you want to think about is the state of your company. But, of course, it’s hard not to. We all know that the ultimate dream is to shut down our laptops on Dec. 23 and leave them until the new year, but this can be unrealistic for many companies. In addition to standard business responsibilities, the holiday season is notorious for malicious targeting by hackers. On top of that, we all know how difficult and uncomfortable it can be…

Dealing with a Digital Disaster? These Five Cybersecurity Tools Can Help

Nothing can ruin a day quicker than that gut-wrenching feeling that something with your online presence is very, very wrong. Questions immediately flood your head, like: “Is this going to take minutes or weeks to fix?” “Does our team know how to handle this?” “Will we have to notify our stakeholders?” “Will we come back from this?” You want to have dependable and efficient cybersecurity tools in place BEFORE these questions start swimming around in your brain. So here are five cybersecurity tools that will minimize disasters and help calm your nerves the next time you encounter digital problems. What types of digital disasters could your business run into? User…

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 4 Core Cybersecurity Actions

  Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness month?   While we promote cybersecurity all year long, every October is an opportunity to engage with the public on the newest and best ways to protect personal and professional data. This month, IT and cybersecurity professionals speak up on the latest trends and opportunities in data protection, as well as the growing threats to personal and professional data security.    What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?  The President of the United States, with the support of Congress, named October Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004. This month’s goal is to raise awareness of potential cyber threats and circulate easy precautions that are…

Is Your Health Care Company Prepared for a Cyberattack in 2022?

Cyberattacks and data breaches can happen to companies of all sizes and industries, but data supports that cybersecurity in health care is especially essential.    Why is that? Well, there are several reasons: Health care companies store copious amounts of high-value data. Patients’ medical information is more valuable on the black market than credit card information.  Companies in health care may not update or upgrade their online systems as often as they should for maximum protection due to limited time, resources or funding. Outdated systems can make them an easier target.  Medical devices that use smart technology are not created with security in mind, making them easily accessible to hackers. …

What We Can Learn from the Twitter Cybersecurity Negligence Allegations

The news that a whistleblower accused Twitter of severe cybersecurity negligence hit the internet by storm in late August of 2022. Though the story is new and unfolding, no one in the industry can deny that this is big news.   While Twitter denies the claims of cybersecurity negligence, this whistleblower’s grievances can be an excellent reminder to us all that cybersecurity cannot get moved to the back burner, even when there are endless alternatives fighting for attention.   So whether these allegations are accurate or not, let’s go through the alleged mistakes that Twitter made and how you can avoid these mistakes within your company practices.   Here is…

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Cybersecurity 101: Tips for Protecting Data in Education Systems

It’s back to school time for students everywhere! Kids are signing up for classes, choosing electives, and entering new school systems with shiny folders and sharpened pencils.    Every student that walks through those doors offers personal data to school systems to track and store, from grades to addresses to mental health information. When they offer up this information, students, faculty and families expect that this information will stay secure and out of the hands of unauthorized users wanting to exploit that info.    So what happens when a school or education system experiences a data breach?   First, that sensitive and confidential information is now vulnerable to exploitation. Second,…

6 Crucial Cloud Computing Mistakes To Avoid

Did you know that 94% of companies are leveraging the many benefits of cloud computing? That means that 94% of businesses can benefit from avoiding common cloud computing mistakes.   Over the years, cloud computing has revolutionized how companies organize, store and access their data. As a result, cloud computing systems have become a cornerstone tool for businesses of all sizes and industries, from creating new possibilities for seamless remote work to offering secure storage for your most sensitive data.    Whether you’re considering a transition to a new cloud computing system or want to check your habits with a current system, here are some common mistakes you can make…

New Cybersecurity Threats to Know About in 2022

From geopolitics to advancing technology, there are several reasons why 2022 is a crucial time to tighten up your cybersecurity plan.    Cyberattacks in 2022 are so much more than obviously suspicious phishing email scams, and your team needs to be privy to all of the threats that may come across their devices.    Here are some of the most prominent cybersecurity threats to know about in 2022.    Cryptojacking It’s hard to walk into a small-talk situation without briefly touching on the state of cryptocurrency. Thanks to the intriguing and lucrative nature of crypto, it’s at the front of everyone’s mind — especially hackers.    With the growing popularity…

Tips from Ethical Hackers: Easy Habits to Protect You from Cyberattacks

We speak a lot on the topic of malicious hackers. But what about ethical hackers?   Ethical hackers are the white hat vigilantes that dedicate their careers to hacking companies and making the world better because of it.    By allowing ethical hackers to take their best shot at cracking into a business’s data, companies can avoid costly and dangerous attacks in the long run. And while every company is complex and different, ethical hackers run into similar vulnerabilities that are fixable or avoidable when companies have certain cybersecurity habits in place.    Let’s chat through some easy habits proven by ethical hackers to cut down on cybersecurity vulnerabilities.  …