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Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider

By Erik Briceno

Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider

With more businesses recognizing the benefits of partnering with an IT managed services provider, such as reducing overhead costs and increasing employee productivity, the focus is turning to strengthening cybersecurity with a managed security services provider (MSSP).

By working with the right MSSP, businesses can outsource the monitoring and management of their security systems and devices. With the IT threat landscape constantly evolving, it’s imperative for companies to make sure they have the skilled security talent with the expertise to handle any situation.

That applies to companies of all sizes because cyberthreats can affect any business. In fact, nearly half of small businesses suffered a cyberattack in the past year — and nearly two-thirds of them failed to act following a cybersecurity incident. Take the necessary steps to prevent such a breach.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

How To Protect Your Business Data With a VPN

When you connect directly to the internet, your activity and data, from business emails to banking transactions, is exposed to the possibility that someone else can see it, exploit it or steal it.

That’s why a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is an essential business tool that allows users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks.   Read more

Smartphone Smarts: Know What Data You're Sharing and How To Protect It

By Erik Briceno

Smartphone Smarts: Know What Data You’re Sharing and How To Protect It

When it comes to cybersecurity, you may think you’re taking all the necessary steps to protect your critical information by building in safeguards that are an integral part of your IT network.

Rogue hackers, corporate saboteurs and internet vandals pose a clear and present danger to your company — which is why it’s essential to keep the doors to your computer systems locked.

But those same cybersecurity principles should apply to the smartphones — and the accompanying apps — your employees are using, which also contain vital business information.   Read more

VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet

By Erik Briceno

VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet

We all love the freedom of the open internet — the endless information, the ability to access it anywhere and anytime, for business and personal use.

But when you connect directly to the internet, that means your data, from business emails to banking transactions, is exposed to the possibility that someone else — we’re talking about hackers and other cybercriminals — can see it, exploit it or steal it. So how can you protect yourself and your business?

That’s where a VPN comes in.   Read more

Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

By Erik Briceno

Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Welcome to 2019 — a new year filled with new risks and new opportunities when it comes to cybersecurity.

There are lots of folks offering advice on what to expect, but we all know the situation: The hackers and cybercrooks are always trying to stay one step ahead, and they often succeed — which is why your business needs an IT security team that has your back.   Read more

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity

Small businesses increasingly rely on information technology to reach new markets, increase employee productivity and lower operating costs. At the same time, theft of digital data has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft.

The average cost of cybersecurity incidents ranges from about $34,604 for a small business to $1.05 million for a large business. That’s why companies of all sizes need a strong cybersecurity strategy to protect their data — the lifeblood of their business.

In Part 1 of Small Business IT Security Basics, we listed five essential steps that every company should take. Here are the next five actions for small businesses, starting with making sure your entire team is engaged.   Read more

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

When it comes to doing business, the internet can be your best friend — for reaching customers, increasing productivity and reducing costs. But if you’re not careful with cybersecurity, it also can become your worst enemy.

Whether you’re simply using email, maintaining a website or migrating your operations to the cloud, following cybersecurity best practices should be a core element of your business plan.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud

When it comes to budgeting for IT, three key surveys of IT leaders predict companies will continue to increase their spending to keep their businesses running smoothly and securely, with many moving operations to the cloud.   Read more

Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure

By Erik Briceno

Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure

When it comes to cloud computing, there are many options that allow businesses to take advantage of the opportunity for increasing productivity while also controlling costs.

Some of the more popular options today come from Microsoft, where they offer several cloud-based services, including Azure and Office 365. While both are rooted in the cloud, each offers different services and solutions for businesses.

To understand the difference between them — how they work and what they offer —it’s helpful to understand the different types of cloud platforms.   Read more

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Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider
Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider
How To Protect Your Business Data With a VPN
Smartphone Smarts: Know What Data You're Sharing and How To Protect It
Smartphone Smarts: Know What Data You’re Sharing and How To Protect It
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
4 Key Reasons to Install Windows Updates
Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019
Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud
Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure
Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure