Category Archives: Cyber Security

2021 Cybersecurity Year in Review

2021 Cybersecurity Year in Review

In 2021, cybercriminals initiated an unprecedented number of high-profile ransomware attacks on the US economy and infrastructure. This year, 300,000 new pieces of malware were created daily, and 63% of data breaches had financial motivations.

Why You Need to Offer Cybersecurity Training to Your Employees

Why You Need to Offer Cybersecurity Training to Your Employees

Education is the first step to preventing cybersecurity incidents at your organization, but it's not enough to simply have a staff meeting on awareness and call it good. There are a multitude of reasons why you need to offer ongoing cybersecurity training to your employees.

The Basics of a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

The Basics of a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

If your business has any IT infrastructure at all, you need to develop a disaster recovery plan - there's just no getting around it. By developing a comprehensive plan ahead of time, your organization will be able to recover more seamlessly in the event of a cyberattack or natural disaster. And even if the crisis led to the temporary […]

5 Common Ways Cybercriminals Infiltrate Your Business

5 Common Ways Cybercriminals Infiltrate Your Business

Are you keeping a close eye our for possible breaches at your organization? Often, businesses are not aware of cyberattacks until after the damage has been done. Of course, there are varying approaches - some go for the big show of wreaking havoc and interrupting operations while others quietly infiltrate on the lookout for privileged data. […]

IT Security vs. Employee Efficiency: Can You Have Both?

IT Security vs. Employee Efficiency: Can You Have Both?

The stats surrounding IT security can be overwhelming, and for those of us who keep on top of everything to better protect others it can feel like a firehose that just won’t shutoff. Last year saw new records regarding data breaches and cyberattacks, much of which was due to the shift in working environments and increasing complexity of […]

Why Data Protection Should Be a Group Effort

Why Data Protection Should Be a Group Effort

Who is responsible for data protection in your organization? Whether you’re a large, established enterprise or a small startup, the answer should be the same: every member of your team is responsible for data protection.

Ransomware Attack on Illinois Attorney General's Office

Ransomware Attack on Illinois Attorney General's Office

The recent ransomware attack on the Office of the Illinois Attorney General demonstrates key takeaways for organizations in our area and everywhere. To ensure your network doesn't end up in a similarly compromised position, let's take a look and see what lessons can be learned to take some preventative measures, assess your IT security, and […]

Why Ransomware Should Be Your Business’s #1 Concern

Why Ransomware Should Be Your Business’s #1 Concern

While cyberattacks in general are a growing threat for every small to medium-sized business, ransomware poses more dangers than most.

These 5 Industries Need the Best Cybersecurity

These 5 Industries Need the Best Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals have been creating chaos online for years. However, data breaches have grown in both frequency and intensity amid the pandemic. Research shows that breaches increased 273% in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year, mainly because so many businesses have taken their operations online.

Building Better Computer Habits

Building Better Computer Habits

Good habits are an important part of our lives - getting enough sleep and fresh air, spending time on a hobby or building a skill, or keeping in touch with friends and family - but many of us forget about having good computer habits. Developing wise practices around our computers and smartphones can make our lives easier and help us to stay […]

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