Healthcare Cybersecurity Continues To Be Targeted

While it can be agreed upon by healthcare executives that cybersecurity is very important, new figures show that many are not taking the proper steps to ensure their data is safe. The increased use of electronic patient records leaves information vulnerable. In an industry that is holding incredibly sensitive information like names, addresses and social security numbers, protection should be a top priority. Vulnerabilities in the Healthcare Field According to Healthcare Informatics, studies that analyzed data breaches at healthcare providers, health plans and business associates over the past seven years (2010-2017) found that around 70 percent of all breaches were at healthcare providers. This comes as no surprise, as most…

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…

Personalized Ransomware Emerges As New Cybersecurity Threat

Ransomware can be devastating for companies who give in to the hackers’ demands of thousands of dollars. In addition, a new ransomware has popped up in the past few weeks that seems to tailor itself to each company it attacks. When assessing the threat of ransomware, it is important to remember that there is more to lose than just the ransom, which is generally in the thousands of dollars — there are also related expenses like downtime and any IT assessments. By having protection of your systems and data to begin with, you can avoid paying the ransom hackers demand and still keep your data.   Personalized Ransomware: Ryuk  …

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…

Tips for Maximizing Your CRM to Increase Sales

In an age when customers are reaching out to companies in various ways, personalized and simplified approaches using cloud-based customer relationship management is an easy way to increase sales. In fact, a study from Nucleus Research found that mobile CRM use increases sales force productivity by 14.6 percent, leading to higher revenues. To see this increase in sales, you have to get the most out of your CRM.   How CRM Connects You and Your Customers   As a company, one key goal is to maintain your customers and foster a relationship. This begins with giving them what they want — which starts with giving the customer information instantly. By…

How Data Backup Can Save Your Company Time And Money

In a thriving business, you should protect one thing over all others, data. Data loss for a company can mean losing all important documents and essentially, starting from scratch.On top of this, sensitive information about your customers is your responsibility to keep safe and protected. While there should be elements in motion to keep this from happening, you can’t plan for everything. This is why it is important to have a secure backup plan for if your company happens to lose their data.   How Data Loss Hurts Companies   Losing your data as a company can cause a huge disruption in your company’s growth. To those in charge of…

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…

The Importance of Enterprise Mobility Management

It is reported that employees send an average of 20 work-related emails from their mobile devices every day. Due to the ongoing advancement in technology, many workplaces have steered away from the traditional desk, computer and landline phone setup and have started allowing employees to utilize their own devices to increase comfort and productivity. While it may seem beneficial to enable employees to access information when they are not at the office, it can create a large network vulnerability.   Data Access By allowing employees to handle valuable data on various devices, it can be difficult to properly manage the extensive network and ensure information is properly protected from breaches.…

Eliminate the Stress of Disaster Recovery with Off-Site Backup

Off-site backup options have proven to be successful among businesses when it comes to disaster recovery. Disaster recovery is the use of tools and outlined procedures that initiate the recovery of an organization’s technology infrastructure. This typically occurs after an error disables the system or a human-induced attack is implemented on a system. By using off-site backup systems, organizations can eliminate the stress of disaster recovery.   Reliability An off-site backup system is completely automated, which means that information is updated daily. Since these backups occur via the Internet, files can be stored and retrieved from multiple locations, according to Claremont Patch. If an IT disaster were to occur, important…

Why Network Performance Monitoring Helps Businesses Run More Efficiently

The market of network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) has seen extraordinary growth since 2017. The use of network monitoring is the modern way to manage the efficiency of a company’s network. With this technology, organizations can extract valuable data from their network and utilize it for business insight. According to a Gartner report, the NPMD market was valued at $2.1 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 15.9 percent. Needless to say, the potential business opportunities that come with using network monitoring are vastly rewarding.   Data Management The information sitting within corporate network systems can hold untouched, valuable data for the company. With network monitoring, organizations are…