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,…

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 cybersecurity trends we see that will impact companies in 2023.   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…

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…

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…

8 Stats About Data Breaches to Know in 2022

The expression “knowledge is power” is usually used to convince a student to study or entice a friend to pay attention to current events. But what if we use it to describe something negative? When someone else gains access to your sensitive data, they have power over you.    That is the very possible outcome of a data breach.   Data breaches can happen to companies of all sizes and industries. From malicious attacks to standard user error, there are several ways your data can fall into the wrong hands. But wouldn’t you rather learn from the misfortune of others over experiencing it yourself?    Luckily, IBM recently came out…

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How Managed Services Will Help Your Business in 2022

The pandemic brought a lot of “firsts” to business owners across the world. One of the most impactful was the intense need for fully-virtual communication, process management and secure data sharing.  Enter: Managed Service Providers (MSPs). From IT support to proactive maintenance, the managed services industry grew significantly in 2021 (to almost 51 billion dollars) and shows no signs of slowing down in 2022.  Businesses of all sizes and types are recognizing the value of data that is easily accessible to the right people and completely blocked from the wrong. With 87% of data breaches caused by human error, it’s more crucial than ever to work with experts and establish…

Looking Forward: Business and Tech Predictions for 2022

After the past couple of years, attempting to predict the future of business and tech can be complicated. But looking forward into 2022, there are some probable business and tech trends on the rise that will continue to demand our attention. 2020 was the year of improvisation. 2021 was the year of acceptance. And 2022 will be the year of optimization. Many of the “temporary setbacks” of 2020 are here to stay. Now, it’s time to make those changes work for your business. From hybrid work models to revamped data sharing, here are some business and tech predictions for 2022. Hybrid Work is Going To Be Permanent Fixture of Business…

Top Industries That Need Cybersecurity

As the economy slowly recovers and industries plan for a post-pandemic life, now is the time to factor cybersecurity into your business’ budget. Cybersecurity is essential to keep your products, finances and employees protected.  The increase in people working remotely has led to greater exposure to cyber risks. In fact, according to Deloitte, during the pandemic, there were 35% more cyber attacks, compared to only 20% prior to the pandemic. Plus, 47% of individuals fall for a phishing scam while working from home, like an email or mobile account login that leads to a fake website. Hackers are clearly upping their game when it comes to hacking into personal accounts…