Top 2022 Cybersecurity Mistakes to Avoid in 2023

Technology is always improving upon itself and introducing new forms. Unfortunately, the same can be said for cybersecurity threats.  With each technological advancement, we learn of new ways for individuals and businesses to fall victim to hackers, scammers and other online trickery. We’ve been keeping an eye on the most common cybersecurity threats over the past year and found that the top three threats in 2022 were phishing, ransomware and cryptojacking.    How to recognize and stay safe from phishing attempts Whether or not you’ve already dealt with phishing attempts, it is important to understand what it is. Phishing is a fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages impersonating…

Upgrading your Backup Management Plan for 2023

The new year is full of opportunity — and stress. As you start your journey tackling 2023 business goals and strategies, the last thing you need is a setback that puts you behind for the rest of the year. One disaster that will certainly put a damper on the rest of the year? Data loss. Data loss can bring your business processes to a screeching halt. Some companies have lost a significant amount of money, while others have not been able to bounce back at all. It’s a scary thought but one that needs to be addressed.  Luckily, there is a way to address this risk confidently — a dependable…

Achievable 2023 Resolutions for Company Data Protection

It’s almost the new year! While we’re knee-deep in the holiday fun and hopefully some post-holiday relaxation, the New Year will be here before you know it.  Though there’s no wrong time to act on intentions to improve the security and organization of your business, there’s something poetic about starting on Jan. 1. The new year brings new opportunities to revamp some business processes to help you stay streamlined, secure and ready to scale productively.  As with crushing any goal in life, the first step to optimized business practices is identifying the resolutions you want to set for the next twelve months. Goals around customer creation and retention are fantastic,…

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,…

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7 Crucial Steps To A Dependable Disaster Recovery Plan

You can do many things to help your business, but one of the most important is establishing a strong and dependable disaster recovery plan. Unfortunately, 43% of businesses without a business continuity plan will go out of business in the wake of a significant data loss. Are you willing to take those odds?   Hopefully, you never need to use a disaster recovery plan. But ensuring it’s there if you need it can be your strongest resource on the road to recovery.   Here are seven steps you need to consider when building your disaster recovery system.   1. Analyze the threats and weaknesses in your current plan   Do…

5 Crucial Steps to a Dependable Data Protection Strategy

We all have nightmare scenarios that haunt our thoughts at night. It may be finding a nest of rabid raccoons in your closet or accidentally showing up to the office without pants. But, for many business owners, it’s logging into your computer only to realize that all your most important data is lost or held hostage.    Unfortunately, data loss is the most realistic nightmare scenario. In fact, the 2021 Thales Data Threat Report found that almost half (45%) of U.S. companies suffered a data breach in the past year.   Whether it’s from malicious attacks, disastrous user error or external circumstances, your data security status can keep you up…

7 Things You Need to Teach Your Employees About Data Security

Your employees are the lifeblood of your company.    From customer service to operations management to marketing, everyone has their specific role in helping your company offer your customers the best goods and services. But everyone needs access to company data to get their job done, which can risk your data security.   Do your employees know what to do when they get an email scam or lose their company phone? Having data security processes clearly defined and easily reviewable will help your team feel confident in their data protection knowledge.    Want to tighten up your data security from the ground up? Here are seven things your team should…

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…