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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.

5 Ways Zero Trust Policies Can Help Businesses with a Hybrid Workforce

5 Ways Zero Trust Policies Can Help Businesses with a Hybrid Workforce

As businesses grow and become more complex, the traditional security model of "trust but verify" is no longer practical. With hybrid workforces that include employees, customers, and partners working both on- and off-premises, properly managing access to resources can become overwhelming quickly.

20 IT Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

20 IT Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

As a business owner, it's important to be aware of the different terms and technologies that are used in the IT industry. This can help you communicate better with your IT team and make more informed decisions about your company's technology infrastructure.

Transforming Business Continuity Plans for a Hybrid Workforce

Transforming Business Continuity Plans for a Hybrid Workforce

The rise of the hybrid workforce has led to a new set of challenges for businesses when it comes to continuity planning. Business continuity plans (BCP), especially for smaller businesses, are often based on the assumption that all employees are located in one physical location and can be easily reached in the event of an emergency.

Hybrid Workforces Are Here to Stay: 7 Policies to Have in Place

Hybrid Workforces Are Here to Stay: 7 Policies to Have in Place

The modern workforce is always in a state of flux, and today that change seems to be coming faster than ever before. Employees are no longer bound by geographical boundaries – they can work from anywhere in the world. This has led to the rise of the “hybrid workforce” – a mix of employees who work in the office and remotely.

6 Signs Your Business Is a Target for Cybersecurity Attacks

6 Signs Your Business Is a Target for Cybersecurity Attacks

Security breaches are the one of the most significant worries for businesses today - anything from compromised devices and workstations being taken over by a botnet, to suffering data loss, or being tricked by social engineering. Here are 6 tell-tale signs that your business could be a target for cybersecurity attacks:

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