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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

BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business

By Erik Briceno

BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business

How many of your employees use their own devices to do their jobs? Chances are high that some — or many, or even all — use their own laptops, tablets, cell phones or even wearable tech gadgets on the job.

Which means it’s time for you to get serious about implementing a policy for handling this ever-expanding world of BYOD — Bring Your Own Device.   Read more

14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business

By Erik Briceno

14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business

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

Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data

By Erik Briceno

Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data

Earlier this year, hackers took aim at the city of Atlanta, hobbling the city government’s vital data and computer systems. They used a pernicious form of malware — malicious software programs that can harm or disable your computer or mobile device while robbing you of time, money or your very identity.

That’s exactly what occurred in Atlanta, where Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “We are dealing with a hostage situation.” And recovery efforts have cost the city an estimated $2.6 million.

What happened in Atlanta, unfortunately, doesn’t stay in Atlanta. The city’s experience with digital extortion illustrates the dangers posed by hackers — and why businesses and individuals must do all they can to detect and prevent cyber attacks.   Read more

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VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
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
Time to Cut Bait: Don’t Fall Prey to Email Phishing Scams
BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business
BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business
14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business
14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business
Companies of All Types Face Cyber Attacks That Could Put Your Data at Risk
Companies of All Types Face Cyber Attacks That Could Put Your Data at Risk
Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data
Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data