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The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020

By Erik Briceno

The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020

2020 has presented a slew of challenges for everyone. IT professionals worldwide have stories of their own to share — not only facing the challenge of adopting work-from-home technology and infrastructure, but also that of new attack vectors presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and those who would take advantage of them.

Phishing in particular has seen a tremendous increase as a method of attack, and phishing scams are becoming even more elaborate. In today’s blog, we break down some of the top phishing scams of 2020 and how you can protect your organization from becoming a victim.   Read more

Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever

By Erik Briceno

Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever

Are you familiar with HIPAA?

If you work in the health care industry in any capacity, you definitely should be. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.

In the wake of COVID-19, following HIPAA guidelines has suddenly become more important than ever. Here’s why.   Read more

Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World

By Erik Briceno

Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World

We’re coming up to the end of 2020 soon, and this year has seen a lot. Largely thanks to COVID-19, the cybersecurity landscape has changed drastically. Here’s a summary of some of the major changes we’ve seen this year in terms of cybersecurity trends.   Read more

The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Erik Briceno

The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is officially designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you haven’t heard of it yet, that’s quite alright, because today we’ll be delving into its history, why it exists and how you can best observe it.   Read more

Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.

By Erik Briceno

Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.

“Data breaches are bad.” This could probably sum up every cybersecurity article that’s ever been written in the past 10 years. But do you fully understand why they’re bad?

Even setting aside the personal ways they affect everyone involved on an individual level — even setting aside the fact that they could allow a nation state threat actor to steal and commit espionage against U.S. government contractors — they have the potential to severely disrupt, if not outright destroy, organizations and enterprises of all sizes. With October officially being designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, in today’s article we list the various ways data breaches can harm your company and why cybersecurity needs to be moved to the forefront of everything you do.   Read more

A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication

By Erik Briceno

A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication

These days, everyone should know what MFA is. Multi-factor authentication is something we’ve covered before as an important, basic step in cybersecurity hygiene. It’s so important in fact, that it’s even part of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework.

For those of you who are still unfamiliar with MFA and/or how to implement it, here is a quick but important refresher.   Read more

Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.

By Erik Briceno

Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.

In a time when so many people are performing their jobs from home, it’s difficult enough keeping everything running. Downtime caused by technical issues was already a big problem even before COVID-19. But now, with even more that could go wrong, that means even more downtime. And that means a greater impact on your organization.

Since downtime equals productivity loss, how do you mitigate it? This question underscores why IT support services are more important now than ever before.   Read more

The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

By Erik Briceno

The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

As we’ve mentioned in several prior articles and social media posts, malware, ransomware and data breaches have seen a significant increase this past year. The majority of it can be directly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s only getting worse.

Several incidents have occurred in just the past month or two alone, and today we’re going to outline a few and explain what happened, what caused them and how they possibly could have been prevented.   Read more

What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?

By Erik Briceno

What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?

The fight for internet browsing supremacy has had its share of interesting developments over the past decade. But now, in 2020, which browser is currently the reigning champion?

If only it were that easy to make the claim outright. The fact is, there are several terrific options these days for a variety of reasons. We’ll list the primary top three (which most people are probably quite familiar with by now), and explain why each is now a perfectly viable option in 2020. And so, without further ado, here they are in no specific order.   Read more

Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?

By Erik Briceno

Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?

Big changes have come to Office 365 very recently. The most noticeable difference right away is that as of April 21, 2020, Microsoft has officially changed the name of its productivity suite from Office 365 to Microsoft 365. During that transition, there has been a plethora of updates implemented, and there is a lot more on the table. Is now finally the right time for your organization to make the switch to Microsoft’s all-in-one cloud solution? Today we’re taking a closer look at some of the latest features to help you make that determination.   Read more

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The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020
The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020
Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever
Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.
Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.
A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication
A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication
Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.
Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.
The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?
What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?
Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?
Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?