Blog2022-02-23T02:24:00+00:00

Change Management Basics for Technology Refreshes

Once you've completed a technology audit and prioritized the order in which you'll close gaps in your infrastructure, it's critical to remember that there are actions you must take prior to implementation for change to be successful and well-received [...]

2022-03-09T23:15:28+00:0002/01/2022|

Top 4 Tech Trend Predictions for 2022

Over the last few decades, technology has been a driving force in business transformation and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. The fact that direct digital transformation investments are projected to total $7 trillion between 2020 and 2023 [...]

2022-03-09T23:15:28+00:0001/01/2022|

How to Prioritize Your Technology Gaps

Today's technology-based businesses must deal with multiple issues, including cyber threats, head-to-head competition and regulatory compliance. Hence, keeping your technology infrastructure up to date is critical, and a technology audit is the best place to start. A technology audit [...]

2022-03-09T23:15:28+00:0001/01/2022|

Why You Should Prioritize Your Technology Gaps

Technology is an unavoidable component of most businesses these days, helping them achieve their goals and vision. However, if you are not cautious, technological flaws could allow cybercriminals to access your network and cause harm to your company. Technology [...]

2022-03-09T23:15:28+00:0001/01/2022|

6 Signs You Need a Tech Refresh

When used strategically, technology can help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) develop a more productive, efficient and innovative workforce. That’s why businesses that prioritize technology are three times more likely to exceed corporate goals.* In a business world that’s [...]

2022-03-09T23:15:28+00:0012/01/2021|

3 Benefits of Conducting a Technology Audit

When was the last time you conducted a comprehensive technology audit? If it's been a while or hasn't happened at all, you're probably vulnerable to a cyberattack. Cybercrime shows no signs of slowing down and is expected to cost [...]

2022-03-09T23:15:29+00:0012/01/2021|

How to Become a Resilient Organization

The last year and a half have taught us that the world can experience a tremendous change in a short time. Whether it’s rapid technological advancements, cyberattacks, stalling economies or even a global pandemic, only resilient organizations can weather [...]

2022-03-09T23:20:28+00:0011/01/2021|

Is Your Supply Chain Resilient?

The major upheavals of the last couple of decades, such as the global recession and the COVID-19 pandemic, have demonstrated that firms will suffer severe setbacks if their supply chains are not resilient. An entire supply chain becomes vulnerable [...]

2022-03-09T23:20:29+00:0011/01/2021|

A Resilient Organization Starts with Cyber Resilience —Here’s Why

Global events, such as recessions and pandemics, create enormous social and economic challenges that impact organizations and their management. From employee and customer satisfaction to financial difficulties, supply chain disruption and skyrocketing cyberattacks, top-level management oversees a wide range of [...]

2022-03-09T23:21:54+00:0011/01/2021|

What to Include in Your Incident Response Plan

A security incident can topple an organization's reputation and revenue in a short amount of time. As billionaire Warren Buffet once said, "it takes 20 years to develop a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." Keeping that in [...]

2022-03-09T23:21:54+00:0011/01/2021|

Cybersecurity: What Every Business Owner Should Know

While organizations and workers have certainly benefitted from the advancement of technology, it has also introduced an unprecedented number of cybersecurity risks. Ransomware attacks, for example, hit businesses every 11 seconds in 2021. Therefore, if you want your business [...]

2022-03-09T23:22:47+00:0010/01/2021|

PCI-DSS Compliance: What You Should Know

Over the last year, many organizations struggled to keep their private data secure against cyberthreats as they rushed to adapt to pandemic-inspired shifts in workforce and operations. Cybercrime is becoming increasingly prevalent, and the sophistication and volume of cyberattacks [...]

2022-03-09T23:23:18+00:0010/01/2021|

The Role of Compliance in Cybersecurity

The overall technology landscape is evolving at a breakneck pace. While these changes are meant to improve the quality of life, the unfortunate flip side is an increase in cyber threats. This is why global cybersecurity spending increased from [...]

2022-03-09T23:23:19+00:0010/01/2021|

4 Data Backup Myths You Need to Know About

Humans generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That is a substantial amount of information. However, failing to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape might wipe your share of this data in the blink of an eye. [...]

2022-03-09T23:24:43+00:0010/01/2021|

Think Beyond Basic Backups to Tackle Ransomware

Although ransomware has long been a serious concern for business owners all over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for this threat to flourish, and the attack vector is likely to become even more dangerous in [...]

2022-03-09T23:25:36+00:0010/01/2021|

Defense in Depth (DiD): Think Like a Hacker

The current threat landscape is rapidly advancing, with cybercriminals constantly upgrading their toolset to break through security defenses. If you want to outsmart malicious hackers, it’s time to start thinking like them. Fend them off with various layered defense [...]

2022-03-09T23:25:37+00:0009/01/2021|

How Data Compliance and Cybersecurity Differ

When you run a business, compliance and security are two essential factors. Both are equally important for the seamless operation of your business. While compliance helps your business stay within the limits of industry or government regulations, security protects [...]

2022-03-09T23:34:15+00:0008/01/2021|

Why Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Dangerous

Critical Infrastructure (CI) comprises physical and cyber assets vital for the smooth functioning of societies and nations across the globe. The sectors that make up critical infrastructure differ from one country to another. For example, the USA considers 16 [...]

2022-03-09T23:39:26+00:0008/01/2021|

Make Hybrid Work Environments Secure

The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented shift in the way people work. Although most companies relied on a fully remote work model initially, the vaccine rollout has led to the popularization of hybrid work environments. A hybrid work environment [...]

2022-03-09T23:40:44+00:0007/01/2021|

Data Loss Disasters Come in Many Forms

If we’ve learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that we don’t have it all figured out. Not only are we vulnerable as a species, but so are the systems, processes and devices we’ve built. Natural and human-made disasters [...]

2022-03-09T23:43:23+00:0007/01/2021|

Top 9 IoT-Related Security Threats Businesses Face

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the technology landscape as we know it. Businesses worldwide are leveraging IoT for benefits such as seamless collaboration, access to comprehensive data and the ability to make stronger business decisions based [...]

2022-03-09T23:46:05+00:0006/01/2021|

Regulations for Securing the Internet of Things

We are living in the era of Digital Transformation and witnessing first-hand the proliferation of assistive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT). It is estimated that the global count of IoT devices will reach around 80 billion [...]

2022-03-09T23:48:06+00:0006/01/2021|

Why Your SaaS Data Needs Backup Protection

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications are more in use than ever before. Almost every company uses either one or the other SaaS application on a daily basis. The global SaaS market size is expected to reach $185.8 billion by 2024 as businesses move online and adapt to [...]

2022-03-09T23:49:46+00:0006/01/2021|

Business Continuity Plan 101

If you want your business to remain competitive even during a business disruption, you need to self-reflect. What’s your plan against the unexpected?The truth is, numerous threats can halt your business operations at any time. If your employees cannot quickly [...]

2022-03-09T23:49:46+00:0006/01/2021|

Adopt Zero Trust Security for Your SMB

With the cyberthreat landscape getting more complicated with every passing minute, cybersecurity deserves more attention than ever before. You can no longer put all your faith and trust in applications, interfaces, networks, devices, traffic and users. Misjudging and misplacing [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:58+00:0005/01/2021|

How Can Cyber Resilience Protect SMBs?

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) usually invest less in cybersecurity, making them easier targets for cybercriminals. Close to 30% of businesses experience a cyberattack at least once per week.1 The need for constant vigilance and defense against hackers has [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:58+00:0005/01/2021|

Prioritize Compliance for Your Business

One of the many challenges you probably face as a business owner is dealing with the vague requirements present in HIPAA and PCI-DSS legislation. Due to the unclear regulatory messaging, “assuming” rather than “knowing” can land your organization in [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:58+00:0005/01/2021|

Backup and Disaster Recovery: A Must-Have

Experts estimate that humans produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day.1 That is a lot of information. However, having a poor backup strategy can wipe out all or vast portions of your data in a single click. From [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:57+00:0005/01/2021|

Making Security Awareness Second Nature

Your business’ security program must start with your employees and strong security policies rather than entirely depending on your IT team or the latest security solutions. You can significantly reduce the likelihood of a data breach by combining a well-drafted [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:54+00:0004/01/2021|

The Interim DFARS Rule and What It Means for You

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was formally made part of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in January 2020. The decision sent over 300,000 members of the defense industrial base (DIB), mostly small and midsize businesses (SMBs), into [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:53+00:0004/01/2021|

Your Biggest Cybersecurity Risk: Your Employees

Cybercriminals work round the clock to detect and exploit vulnerabilities in your business’ network for nefarious gains. The only way to counter these hackers is by deploying a robust cybersecurity posture that’s built using comprehensive security solutions. However, while you’re [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:54+00:0004/01/2021|

The Top Supply Chain Vulnerability: People

The supply chains of this digital era are long and complex, and any disruptions caused by security threats will have a massive impact on the entire organization. While supply chains are prone to different types of external risks, such as [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:56+00:0003/01/2021|

How to Effectively Manage Supply Chain Risks

Digital transformation has made many things easier for businesses, right from inventory management and order processing to managing financials. On the flip side, however, it has also made companies more vulnerable to cyberattacks and data breaches. A breach occurring [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:53+00:0003/01/2021|

Recommended Best Practices for a Secure Supply Chain

Your business’ cybersecurity posture must prioritize detection, evaluation and mitigation of risks posed by your supply chain. It is vital that your security is upgraded on a regular basis to better prepare for any worst-case scenarios. Having said that, it [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:49+00:0003/01/2021|

Defense Strategies to Combat Insider Threats

Insider threats are among the most dangerous cyberthreats out there. Yet, organizations of all sizes seem to be either reluctant or negligent when it comes to fighting them. Over 50 percent of organizations don’t have an Insider Risk Response [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:52+00:0002/01/2021|

Potential Risks That Insider Threats Pose to PII

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) refers to any information maintained by an agency that can be used to identify or trace a specific individual. In other words, it includes data points, such as social security number, date of birth, mother's maiden [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:52+00:0002/01/2021|

The Dangers Within: Understanding Insider Threats

The year 2020 witnessed an unprecedented onslaught of cybersecurity threats across the world as the global workforce underwent a forced transition to remote working. However, not all cybersecurity threats come from the outside. In a study conducted by Bitglass, [...]

2022-02-23T03:09:00+00:0002/01/2021|

New Year, New Risks for IT & Data Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about the world as we know it. Just as we started embracing new practices like sanitizing, social distancing and remote working, the pandemic has also forced us to embrace systemic changes in the ways [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:51+00:0001/01/2021|

Securing Company Data With a Remote Workforce

In 2018, BlueFace predicted that remote work would start competing with office work by 2025. Little did they know that the pandemic would accelerate this process tenfold. Businesses were thrown into the deep end when they had to suddenly [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:56+00:0001/01/2021|

Required Data Security Controls for Compliance

No data protection regulation anywhere in the world expects your business to have a 100 percent perfect plan for fighting cybersecurity threats. However, your business is definitely expected to install all the necessary checks and balances that make up a [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:51+00:0001/01/2021|

Regular Backup Testing: Save Time, Money and Energy

As a business owner, you’re probably already aware of the threats looming over data security in today’s digital environment. The irretrievable loss of critical business data could be the worst thing to happen to your business. Apart from the [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:55+00:0012/01/2020|

Fines, Penalties and Violations! Oh My!

Global data protection regulations (new or updated) are being enforced aggressively, resulting in a tsunami of hefty fines and penalties handed out to violators. The majority of these violations are a result of the failure to conduct regular risk assessments, [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:50+00:0012/01/2020|

Security – Do You Know Your Digital Risk?

Rapid technological advancement and rising global connectivity is reshaping the way the world is functioning. From higher productivity to improved customer satisfaction, technology has played a critical role in the growth of businesses across the world. However, the consequential bad [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:50+00:0012/01/2020|

All You Need to Know About Least Privilege

In IT, the principle of least privilege (PoLP) refers to the concept that any process, program or user must be provided with only the bare minimum privileges (access or permissions) needed to perform a function. For instance, if a [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:50+00:0011/01/2020|

Why Your Business Needs a Data Security Policy

Today, the competitive business environment is data-driven. Data provides key insights into your customers and business performance that helps you make better decisions and improve processes. However, the sudden influx of employees working remotely exposes your organization’s information to [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:50+00:0011/01/2020|

Protecting Your SaaS Data Is Your Responsibility

Businesses worldwide are investing heavily in software-as-a-service (SaaS) or cloud computing solutions in the search for flexible, reliable and affordable software infrastructure. The International Data Corporation (IDC) anticipated the cloud software market to reach $151.6 billion by 2020, but [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:55+00:0011/01/2020|

Encryption Explained

The science of encryption has been the answer to the fundamental human need to masquerade and protect sensitive information from prying eyes. Although the technology has witnessed a drastic metamorphosis over the ages, the fundamental concept behind encryption has [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:54+00:0011/01/2020|

Data Privacy Versus Data Security: A Closer Look

The importance of data privacy and data security has grown exponentially as organizations today collect and store more information than ever before. Having a robust data protection strategy is critical to safeguard confidential information and to ensure smooth functioning of [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:49+00:0011/01/2020|

Backup Strategies to Prevent Data Loss

We live in a digital age where data has become one of the most valuable commodities in the world. Businesses collect huge volumes of data every day from their customers, and this data plays a critical role in their [...]

2022-02-23T03:08:54+00:0010/01/2020|
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