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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

How to Protect Your IT Systems From These 7 Types of Hackers

By Erik Briceno

How to Protect Your IT Systems From These 7 Types of Hackers

When it comes to business, your information systems are your lifeblood. Providing the right data protection and IT security to safeguard those systems from malware and hackers is critical to your success.

Hackers pose specific problems for data security. These highly skilled computer programmers can find security gaps and access secure systems — sometimes with good intentions, but more often with bad intentions in mind.   Read more

Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know

By Erik Briceno

Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know

Computer analysts consider cloud computing “the most transformative technology trend of the past decade,” so it’s no wonder it’s become “a must-have business technology.”

There are numerous advantages to using a cloud service provider to design, implement and manage your technology — which allows you to concentrate on your core vision and pursue your business objectives.

Companies of all sizes, industries and locations use the cloud. It’s become critical to business success and is now a mainstream enterprise core technology, according to market research company Forrester.   Read more

A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy

By Erik Briceno

A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy

You never want a cybersecurity incident to happen. But in today’s complex technological landscape, it can happen. So you need to be prepared to implement an incident response plan that will help your business reduce the risks, costs and recovery time associated with a security breach or cyberattack.   Read more

7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce

By Erik Briceno

7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce

With so many employees working remotely, every business needs a plan for providing those workers with the IT tech support they need to do their jobs. Security concerns should be at the top of that planning list for your remote workforce.

As mobile technology and network infrastructure continue to progress, so do the variety of threats to IT environments and sensitive information. That’s a particular concern when employees work outside the office, whether they’re teleworking or traveling.

While working from home or other remote locations provides numerous benefits for both the employees and the company, it also comes with numerous risks of viruses, malware or hackers. To reduce these potential problems, companies should focus on securing data access rather than the hardware itself – particularly when employees use their own devices.   Read more

Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology

By Erik Briceno

Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology

When technology reaches the end of its lifespan, the resulting situation can create considerable risks for businesses. But it can also create the opportunity for necessary IT upgrades in addition to routine maintenance. How you approach this inevitable business process determines the difference between continued smooth operations and lost productivity.   Read more

Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime

By Erik Briceno

Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime

When it comes to network downtime, it’s essential to take steps to minimize the effects and the resulting costs that can ripple throughout your business and impact your bottom line.

Start by thinking about what could actually happen and then plan accordingly. There are many causes for downtime, and you should plan for them all — from system failure to human error to natural disaster. Regardless of whether the cause is large or small, it’s essential to have contingency plans in place to guide you through an incident and minimize the disruption to your business.   Read more

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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
How to Protect Your IT Systems From These 7 Types of Hackers
How to Protect Your IT Systems From These 7 Types of Hackers
Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know
Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know
Cybersecurity Basics: 3 Best Practices for Creating Rock Solid Passwords
Cybersecurity Basics: 3 Best Practices for Creating Rock Solid Passwords
A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy
A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy
Keeping Up With the Bad Guys: 3 Key Trends in Cybersecurity
Keeping Up With the Bad Guys: 3 Key Trends in Cybersecurity
7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce
7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce
Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology
Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology
Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime
Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime