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…

Types of Malware and How they Operate in 2022

As one of the most common cyberattack methods, malware, in all of its forms, has caused lasting damage to millions of victims across the globe. One of the best ways to minimize the risk of a malware attack is to recognize it for what it is before you interact with it.    Here are the different forms of malware you can come across in 2022.    Types of Malware   Fileless Malware Fileless malware is a sneaky form of malware that uses legitimate programs and tools to infect a computer. This form of malware is tough to detect because hackers don’t need to install any code in a victim’s system.…

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…

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…

Best Cloud Practices of 2021 + Cloud Security Trends to Look for in 2022

As we enter a new year, one evolving trend appears to be here to stay — the hybrid workforce and its effect on cloud computing. In 2022, cloud practices will continue to grow, and at a fast pace — making the cloud and cloud security even more essential to your business. According to Gartner, global cloud revenue is projected to total $475 billion in 2022, which is up from $408 billion in 2021. Keep reading to learn more about the best practices for cloud computing that your company should already have in place, plus cloud security trends to look for in 2022. Cloud Computing 101 First, let us quickly explain…

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…

What’s a Disaster Recovery Plan?

When you start your day, you’ll hop onto the computer, check your emails and then get started for your day. You may send a quick IM to one of your team members to confirm a Zoom meeting later this afternoon before getting to work. You open a spreadsheet to evaluate some recent data in order to create a digital presentation for a client next Tuesday. By the end of the workweek, a survey from Acuvue found that the average person will spend 6.5 hours in front of their computers or 1,700 hours per year!  When we have much technology at our fingertips, it can be easy to take it for…

Five Top Cybersecurity Trends To Watch In 2020

In the first half of 2019, more than 4.1 billion data records were exposed to known data breaches. With hacking attacks happening every 39 seconds, your company must have security measures in place going into the new year. According to an Entrepreneur article, here are the top five security trends to look out for in 2020:    Cloud-Based Security Expansion Cloud computing has become essential in the last two decades. The cloud stores sensitive data as it provides advantages like economies of scale, reduced costs, improved protection performance, greater threat intelligence and quicker compliance with government and industry standards.   Data Encryption Advancements Advancements in data encryption are necessary as…