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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

Understanding and Mitigating Ransomware

By Erik Briceno

Understanding and Mitigating Ransomware

Without question, ransomware is quickly becoming the largest threat to cybersecurity and cyber infrastructure worldwide. When it begins to affect vital ecosystems such as hospitals, fuel pipelines and even food production, it’s time to start taking it seriously. And indeed it is now.   Read more

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Erik Briceno

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is officially designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you didn’t know, that’s quite alright, because today we’ll be delving into its history, why it exists and how you can best observe it, no matter what month of the year it is.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 2

Transition to the cloud can be a stressful experience if not managed properly. To that end, we continue our series on why organizations are making this sometimes-difficult migration, and how to migrate as smoothly as possible.

In part one of our series, we outlined five reasons companies are switching to the cloud. Today, we list three more, along with some helpful tips.   Read more

Cloud Transition in 2021 - Part 1

By Erik Briceno

Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 1

Largely thanks to a remote work model in response to the pandemic, business and IT leaders all over the world are replacing legacy, on-premises technology with flexible, scalable and cost-effective computing power in the cloud. But remote work aside, there are many compelling reasons to migrate — from reducing IT costs to accelerating innovation. However, making the transition is not easy without a well-developed plan and cloud expertise. Fortunately, that’s where we come in.

In part one of our series on cloud transition, we take a look at why organizations are migrating to cloud platforms in 2021 — apart from and including the situation the pandemic has created.   Read more

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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
Understanding and Mitigating Ransomware
Understanding and Mitigating Ransomware
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 2
Cloud Transition in 2021 - Part 1
Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 1