worth reading

Mobile Device Security: What You Need to Know

February 10th, 2020 by admin

Mobile Device Security: What You Need to Know

Compared to desktops and laptops, mobile devices have unique behaviors that increase their security risks to your organization. Here are the top five mobile device risks: 1. They are almost always on and usually connected to the internet. Without any user intervention, mobile devices are constantly...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Business Advice, Mobility, Cyber Security

Cybersecurity’s Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Neglected Data Security Best Practices

November 12th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity’s Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Neglected Data Security Best Practices

There are more security solutions available to small and mid-sized organizations than ever before. Yet, preventable cyber-attacks continue to happen every day. A big part of the reason is simple-many organizations struggle with cybersecurity. Most IT professionals are overrun with the many tasks needed...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, IT Support

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small to Mid-sized Organizations

March 22nd, 2019 by admin

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small to Mid-sized Organizations

For most people, cybersecurity can be a complicated and intimidating topic. Many times, it involves overcoming negative perceptions like feeling overwhelmed by all the jargon and not knowing where to even start. For that reason, addressing it often gets put on the back burner, which can cause even bigger...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Small Businesses

Why Do Smaller Organizations Overlook Cybersecurity?

February 19th, 2019 by admin

Why Do Smaller Organizations Overlook Cybersecurity?

Any way you look at them, the numbers are pretty sobering: according to its 2019 Identity Breach Report, the cybersecurity firm, 4iQ, states that targeted attacks on small businesses by cybercriminals grew at an inordinate rate in 2018 - up nearly 425% from the previous year. Dig a little deeper and...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Compliance, Business Advice, Cyber Security, Small Businesses

What Is Cybersecurity?

December 14th, 2018 by admin

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from attacks; typically referred to as “cyberattacks.” The goal of a cyberattack is usually to access, remove or destroy sensitive information, extort money, or interrupt business operations. Cybersecurity is sometimes...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, Managed Services

What is SIEM, and How Does It Improve Security?

July 12th, 2018 by admin

What is SIEM, and How Does It Improve Security?

I recently came across a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “SIEM for Beginners: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask.*” I want to share it here (in a re-formatted version), because it’s one of the best explanations I’ve come across on the subject. You don’t...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Security, Cyber Security, Managed Services

Cyber Insurance: Worth the Price?

May 10th, 2018 by admin

Cyber Insurance: Worth the Price?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, it’s hard to miss the almost daily stream of media reports about cyberattacks and data breaches. Government agencies, healthcare providers, financial institutions, corporations, and, yes, most definitely, small businesses - are all under...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, Business Tools, Small Businesses

What Is a Cyber Attack?

April 28th, 2018 by admin

What Is a Cyber Attack?

Today, security is everyone’s job—from consumers, to system administrators, to executives. If you’re doing business, you need to elevate the priority of security across your organization. Over the years, cybercriminals have gotten a lot more advanced and, because cybercrime is such...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Security, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Small Businesses

Strategies and Tips to Help Protect Your Personal Data

April 3rd, 2018 by admin

Strategies and Tips to Help Protect Your Personal Data

When you shop online, watch YouTube, post on social media, and check your email, keep this one important thing in mind: when you don’t pay with cash, you pay with your personal information. A quote posted back in 2010 by an unhappy MetaFilter user sums it up nicely: “If you’re not...

Read Full Story »

Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security


Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.102 - Do Not Sell My Personal Information