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By Erik Briceno

Outsourcing IT in 2022

Much like the previous year, 2021 was a chaotic time. 2022 is still chaotic in many ways, but change is inevitable no matter how consistent things may seem. The way a company handles that change can mean the difference between success and failure.

One of the biggest changes you can make is deciding to outsource your IT support. As far as changes go, it’s one of the better ones. It can improve performance measures in terms of cost, quality, service and speed. To ensure the change is made smoothly, you need to look for a managed service provider who will work to understand your company and analyze your needs, and then translate those objectives and processes into solutions that span the lifecycle of your entire IT infrastructure.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

VPNs Are Now a Big Part of the “New Normal.”

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.

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are essential business tools that allow users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. It creates a secure third-party barrier between your computer and the internet — a tunnel that prevents hackers and other cybercriminals from seeing your data or activity.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

2022 Predictions, Part 2: Post-COVID Business Demands

We made a few cybersecurity predictions for 2022 in our previous blog. To predict those cybersecurity trends, we looked to the recent past. Today we’re looking ahead to see what the near future will look like in a post-covid world that has permanently changed the way we do business with each other.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

2022 Predictions, Part 1: Supply Chains, Ransomware and Cyberterrorism

As we ease into 2022, many of the uncertainties that shaped 2021 remain. The cybersecurity challenges that accompanied the pandemic have persisted, as hybrid remote workspaces have become a way of life. And through it all, the threat landscape continues to evolve, as innovations in cloud computing and other arenas open up new threats.

The fallout from attacks like the SolarWinds supply chain incident and the Colonial Pipeline breach was all over the headlines in 2021. These served to demonstrate just how successful attacks of this nature can be, and as such, we can expect much more to come. In part 1 of our 3-part series, we make a few predictions.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Increase Your Security in 2022 with Just 5 Steps

Small to midsize 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.

According to a data breach report by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach in 2021 was $4.24 million. This is a 10% rise from the average cost in 2019 which was $3.86 million. That’s why companies of all sizes need a strong cybersecurity strategy to protect their data — the lifeblood of their business.

Here are five actions small to midsize businesses should take right now — starting with making sure your entire team is engaged.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

In-house Security Training Could Make All the Difference in 2022

Being a security-minded company means having in-house staff properly trained in actually being security-minded. As we enter 2022, it’s more important than ever for your organization to maintain vigilance.

While hiring a managed security service provider is a critical first step, cybersecurity awareness certainly doesn’t end there, and it depends on everyone who works for you being informed and educated on this subject. To that end, here’s why in-house cybersecurity training is something you should seriously consider.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

2022 Cybersecurity Trends

As we enter 2022, it’s not about “if” a cybersecurity incident will occur, but “when.” There’s an urgent need for organizations to increase cybersecurity awareness and education to better prepare themselves against these inevitable events. Here are the top cybersecurity trends worth keeping an eye on throughout the new year and beyond.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

3 Steps to Fight Off Cybersecurity Threats

During the height of COVID-19, more than 70% of full-time employees in the United States transitioned to working from home. As we venture into the post-COVID world, 97% of workers have no desire to return to a physical office space. Although remote positions offer several benefits, they also present a breeding ground for cyberattacks, exposing companies to increased risk.

As cybersecurity threats continue to advance, it’s more vital than ever to assess your company’s vulnerabilities. In today’s article, we share three steps for combating them.   Read more

14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under

By Erik Briceno

14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under

Whether your organization is large or small, government or private, the threats remain the same. As technology progresses, so do the variety of those threats to your IT environment and sensitive information. They’re real, and they can have quite significant consequences for your bottom line.   Read more

Holiday Phishing Scams

By Erik Briceno

Holiday Phishing Scams

For those who celebrate, it’s that time of year again — a time for decorations, eating food you normally wouldn’t and, of course, maxing out credit cards on holiday shopping for gifts or the aforementioned expenditures. But with many of us doing both our shopping and our working from home this year due to COVID-19, the environment in 2021 poses an even greater risk to cybersecurity.

This year, it’s not just individuals who need to keep an eye on their wallets and protect themselves from scammers and thieves. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to be aware of holiday phishing scams and how they pose a risk to your entire company.   Read more

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Outsourcing IT in 2022
VPNs Are Now a Big Part of the “New Normal.”
2022 Predictions, Part 2: Post-COVID Business Demands
2022 Predictions, Part 1: Supply Chains, Ransomware and Cyberterrorism
Increase Your Security in 2022 with Just 5 Steps
In-house Security Training Could Make All the Difference in 2022
2022 Cybersecurity Trends
3 Steps to Fight Off Cybersecurity Threats
14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under
14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under
Holiday Phishing Scams
Holiday Phishing Scams