Category Archives: Cyber Security

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.

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:

Building a Solid Security Foundation

Building a Solid Security Foundation

Owners know firsthand what goes into building a successful organization. Making sure you’re protecting all that hard work is a no-brainer, but getting your org to a secure position can seem daunting, especially if you’re not tech savvy. That’s okay, it’s why you started your business instead of an IT services company!

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 paralysis […]

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. But […]

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 threats.

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 find […]

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