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…

What is Enterprise Mobility and How Does it Benefit Your Business?

If a company with enterprise mobility is a sleek sports car, a company without enterprise mobility is a bulky jalopy. So which would your company rather be? Enterprise mobility can sound like a bit of a buzzphrase. Still, this common business tactic can significantly increase a company’s efficiency, productivity and bottom line by ensuring that employees have everything they need to do their job — no matter where they are.  Are you interested in incorporating accessible remote work resources into your company model? Here’s everything you need to know about enterprise mobility. What is Enterprise Mobility? Enterprise mobility is an approach to work that prioritizes employees’ ability to easily and…

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. …

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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,…

Network Monitoring

Your Questions Answered: Network Monitoring

Have you ever spent time at a baseball game? One moment you could be eating a hot dog and enjoying the game; the next, you may be icing a black eye from a stray foul ball. If only you had a warning well in advance to duck — you’d avoid weeks of bruising and pain.    When it comes to online, cyber threats are that stray foul ball — and network monitoring is your warning to duck. Expert teams use tools to constantly scan your network for any inaccuracies, failing components or server issues that can lead to big headaches down the road. Then, when the right people are notified…

Dependable Disaster Recovery

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…

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How Managed IT Services Help Improve Business Communication

Trends come and go, but one thing remains true — communication is key. The expression may be overplayed, but the sentiment stands the test of time.    Successful business communication is three things: efficient, cost-effective and secure. First, your company needs to be able to share large amounts of data between team members and know that it will be shared quickly, easily and securely. It needs to leverage minimal pieces of hardware for maximal amounts of communication. Finally, it must understand that all internal conversations, data and information won’t fall into the wrong hands.   The idea of business communication spans so much farther than picking up a phone call.…

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…

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…