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The Fundamental Cybersecurity Tools Every Business Needs

The Fundamental Cybersecurity Tools Every Business Needs

The importance of proper cybersecurity measures for business networks is obvious, but we often see many organizations get so wrapped up in the day to day, making sure work is done and clients are happy, that efforts to implement and improve security posture get put on the back burner or slip through the cracks. We get it, it happens to the best […]

Why Proactive Cybersecurity Is a Must For Your Business

Why Proactive Cybersecurity Is a Must For Your Business

Over the past few years, we've seen a massive jump in cybercrime - both in quantity and effect. According to the most recent FBI Internet Crime Report, Americans reported over 850,000 online crimes, with losses in excess of $6.9 billion. Reports of cybercrime jumped 7% from 2020, which may may not seem like a lot at first glance.

Why Your Business Needs IT Security Policies

Why Your Business Needs IT Security Policies

For businesses small and large, there are few things more important than network security. With the incessant threat of cyberattacks and risk of data loss, no company can be too careful when it comes to protecting its information. 

Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Enough?

Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Enough?

Despite the usual trope of spy movies and crime dramas showing users effortlessly breaking through complex security systems, like our tag-teaming typists above, multi-factor authentication (MFA) remains an extremely effective tool in the fight against security breaches. But even though many understand the benefits MFA presents, we are still […]

What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

The dark web is often misunderstood and feared by business owners so we think it's important to understand what the dark web is, and more importantly, what it isn't. Put in basic terms - the dark web is a segment of the internet that is not accessible through conventional means, it can only be accessed through specific software, more on that […]

Office 365 Could Be Susceptible to Ransomware: How to Protect Yourself

Office 365 Could Be Susceptible to Ransomware: How to Protect Yourself

Office 365 is incredibly popular for businesses because they offer a number of features and benefits - email, document storage, collaboration tools, and accessibility from almost anywhere with an internet connection.

The Risk of Human Error: Why Employee Awareness Training Is Essential

The Risk of Human Error: Why Employee Awareness Training Is Essential

A cybersecurity breach can be a devastating event for any business. In addition to the financial impact, there could also be negative publicity and a loss of trust with your customers. One of the most common ways businesses are compromised is through human error. Employees may click on a malicious link in an email, download malware onto their […]

How Digital Transformation is Reshaping and Improving Small Businesses

How Digital Transformation is Reshaping and Improving Small Businesses

'"Necessity is the mother of all invention" is the perfect way to describe the effect that COVID-19 restrictions has had on digital transformation. While the business world was ready for a major push from technology, until we were all forced into new ways of working it was easier to resist change.

Your Checklist for Success with a Remote Workforce

Your Checklist for Success with a Remote Workforce

A remote workforce can bring amazing benefits to your company - increased productivity and engagement, decreased overhead, and improved work-life balance for your employees. But with these benefits comes the need for a different kind of planning when it comes to topics like security and business continuity.

What Should a Business Continuity Plan Include?

What Should a Business Continuity Plan Include?

A business continuity plan (BCP) is an important document for any business’s long-term success. It outlines how an organization will continue to function in the event of a disruptive disaster or emergency.

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