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Don’t be a stepping stone for this cyberattack

A trend that has dramatically shifted in this pandemic is that cyber attackers are now taking their own sweet time to launch threats against businesses. They are using sophisticated, systematic cyber attack programs that continue for an extended time (called APTs) and small businesses are being used as stepping stones.

Keeping your nonprofit safe from cyber attack in the year of Covid

As if 2020 wasn’t hard enough, now cyberattack records are being shattered nationwide. Covid has given cybercriminals an endless buffet of cyber-based ammo and unfortunately, nonprofits are low hanging fruit.

Because many nonprofits simply do not have the time or financial resources to keep up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity advice, the cyber criminals often see them as easy targets.

Be careful of who you invite in!

As a boy, I used to watch the old Dracula movies on Saturday nights. Dracula and other vampires in these movies couldn’t enter a house unless they were invited in. The fearless vampire hunter heroes knew this, but somehow there was always someone in the house that defeated security by extending the invitation.

Save IT costs by virtualizing your server

Virtualizing your servers, networking devices, and other machines can drastically lower costs and dramatically shorten IT infrastructure deployment times. However, implementing this requires a lot of IT support expertise that can’t just be pulled off by regular technicians.

Does your company have a business continuity plan (BCP)?

Do you know why some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed while others fail during the first five years of operation? Poor leadership is one reason, the lack of capital is another. Another big reason is they didn’t prepare for major disruptions, such as natural disasters, pandemics and cyberattacks, that can bring their business to […]

How to prevent data loss in Microsoft 365

Did you know that Microsoft 365 does NOT guarantee against data loss? In fact, their Services Agreement recommends backing up with a third-party app. Section 6b says, "you may not be able to retrieve your content or data that you’ve stored.” Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your data safe.

5 Tips for protecting your network

If ransomware can happen to Garmin, it can happen to anyone. In a time when a large part of the population is working from home, how can you be sure your network is completely hacker-safe? As a business owner, you can’t afford a data breach, as it could cost you your clients and reputation.

Now is the time to implement multi-factor authentication

Cyber attacks are not slowing down. And with more and more people accessing company networks remotely, the problem is only getting worse. All it takes is one compromised credential or legacy application to cause a data breach. Now is the time to step up your security.