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Top Things to Know About Endpoint Security

June 17th, 2021 by admin

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Although every endpoint represents a potential target for cybercriminals, those containing sensitive data pose the biggest threat. With more users now working remotely and more information stored on local machines, the threat has increased exponentially. Endpoints are considered to be the most vulnerable...

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Why Vulnerability Assessments Are Important

September 8th, 2020 by admin

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Vulnerability assessment refers to the process of identifying risks and vulnerabilities in computer networks, systems, hardware, applications, and other parts of the IT ecosystem. Vulnerability assessments provide your IT team and organizational management with the information they need to analyze...

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6 Ways to Save Money and Boost Your IT with Managed Services

September 1st, 2020 by admin

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This article details six ways our Virginia Managed IT Services Program can save your organization money. If you're seeking a Managed IT Service provider in Virginia or southern West Virginia, please contact us to learn more! There are certain times of the business year that you might find yourself...

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The 2 Biggest Cyber Risks of Working From Home

March 30th, 2020 by admin

The 2 Biggest Cyber Risks of Working From Home

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, many organizations have their entire workforce working from home. For organizations that haven’t incorporated remote working before, getting up to speed haphazardly poses a serious security risk. Working securely from home requires policies, technology,...

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10 Myths that Contribute to Cyberattacks

January 10th, 2020 by admin

10 Myths that Contribute to Cyberattacks

Some organizations handle their cybersecurity based on an array of myths stemming from a combination of mistrust, misunderstanding, and lack of information. These myths are at the root of common errors made by organizations of all sizes when safeguarding their data and network infrastructure. Here are...

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How Strong Cybersecurity Helps with Business Growth

November 13th, 2019 by admin

How Strong Cybersecurity Helps with Business Growth

It’s a fact: when digital is everywhere, the need for cybersecurity is also everywhere. And, as everyone’s lives become more digital, so has the acute awareness of the need for strong cybersecurity. This applies to IT professionals and private and public-sector executives alike. We’ve...

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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...

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Why Every Organization Should “Phish” Their Employees

August 22nd, 2019 by admin

Why Every Organization Should “Phish” Employees

There’s certainly no shortage of cybersecurity solutions available to IT managers to combat cyberattacks. But to truly achieve a stronger cybersecurity position, organizations have to go beyond implementing new products and services to include efforts to secure the “human element.”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Evaluate a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

November 19th, 2018 by admin

How to Evaluate a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

Hiring a managed security service provider (MSSP) to manage your cybersecurity (sometimes also called Security-as-a-Service or SaaS) is a sound business move for organizations that have: limited IT resources, lack internal security expertise, struggle to hire security talent, or simply need to implement...

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Talking to Management about Better Cybersecurity

October 26th, 2018 by admin

Talking to Management about Better Cybersecurity

News of cyberattacks continue to dominate the headlines; and there’s no reprieve in sight. Despite this fact, many IT professionals still struggle to get their message across during conversations with non-technical company leaders at the executive level. But for small and mid-sized organizations,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why Cybercriminals Love Small Businesses

March 22nd, 2018 by admin

Why Cybercriminals Love Small Businesses

Small businesses are in the crosshairs of an increasingly complex and sophisticated array of cybersecurity threats. Although major hacks of large corporations are now regularly headlining the news, small businesses are actually being attacked more regularly - and with increasing frequency. In fact,...

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The Case for Building a Cyber Incident Response Plan

January 26th, 2018 by admin

The Case for Building a Cyber Incident Response Plan

A strong defense is critical to fighting the battle against cybercrime. But having a plan to deal with a cyber incident - should one occur - is equally as important. Why? Because when it comes to preventing a cyber-attack, there is no such thing as guaranteed protection. That’s right, there is...

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