Patch Management and How It Can Save Your Business


Software runs our lives. It certainly runs your business. What if I told you that this essential cog in your business’ operations can also be the thing that is most susceptible to being exposed by outside attackers? It’s true, software can be the very door that hackers and scammers need to get into your network and run amok. Let’s take a look at the unsung service that is patch management and why it is so important.   For the first years of [...]

Patch Management and How It Can Save Your Business2021-05-10T15:24:21+00:00

Companies Need to Keep Their Vendors’ Security In Mind


Data breaches have a tendency to destabilize relationships. With so many data-related problems befalling businesses nowadays, it is important that each side of every data-driven relationship understands their role in the protection of other organizations’ data. Today, we’ll take a look at the issue and how to determine if your partners are putting in the effort required to keep your data secure. Are Your Vendors Properly Protecting Your Information? We’ve seen businesses have a litany of challenges protecting their sensitive data over [...]

Companies Need to Keep Their Vendors’ Security In Mind2021-05-05T14:39:45+00:00

Your Guide to the Modern Varieties of Cybercriminal


There is an entire litany of stereotypes that are commonly linked to the term “hacker”… too many for us to dig into here, especially since they do little but form a caricature of just one form that today’s cybercriminal can take. Let’s go into the different varieties that are covered nowadays under the blanket term of “hacker,” and the threat that each pose to businesses today. To give this list some semblance of sensible order, let’s go from the small fish up [...]

Your Guide to the Modern Varieties of Cybercriminal2021-04-19T12:47:03+00:00

How’s Your Password Hygiene?


I’m not sure we need to tell you how important passwords are: they are the front-line defense to most of the accounts you create. What is often overlooked is the strategy of how to use a password to successfully protect accounts and data. Today, we will discuss best practices when creating and managing your passwords and how you are likely approaching your password strategy improperly. Creating Strong Passwords It’s true that passwords can be a pain to manage. Anyone who has been [...]

How’s Your Password Hygiene?2021-04-12T13:11:55+00:00

Dangerous Android App Masquerading as System Update


Let’s face it, most people are glued to their phones when they have downtime. Many don’t look up to cross the street. With this much dedication to their individual mobile devices you’d think that people would be more careful about what they download. Apparently, that Instagram feed is just too distracting to worry about individual data security.   Researchers from the mobile security firm Zimperium have discovered a malicious app that pretends to update your Android device, but is just spyware that [...]

Dangerous Android App Masquerading as System Update2021-04-12T13:08:02+00:00

Why Phishing Attacks Such a Huge Risk for Your Business


As one of the biggest cybersecurity considerations the modern business has to make, how to combat phishing has to be at the top of any business’ cybersecurity strategy. Let’s take a look at phishing and why it’s such a big problem for today’s business. You’ve Probably Been Phished When trying to explain what phishing is to someone who has no idea about it, we typically start with the namesake. Phishing is the same as fishing. A hacker will bait a hook and [...]

Why Phishing Attacks Such a Huge Risk for Your Business2021-04-05T14:07:28+00:00

IT Service Checklist for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses


Most business owners that rely on their IT have heard about managed It services. Many already subscribe to some form of outsourced IT service. It is one of the best ways to cut down your business’ operational costs while gaining value through the use of services that, if they were to be purchased intermittently, would cost a lot more. Today, we thought we’d list some of the most important variables you should consider if you are looking to choose a managed IT [...]

IT Service Checklist for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses2021-04-01T12:45:14+00:00

Policies that Every BYOD Strategy Needs to Abide By


One of the most effective means for a business to shave a few dollars off its budget (and potentially boost employee engagement, for that matter) is to adopt something called a Bring Your Own Device policy—effectively, an agreement that allows their team members to access business-owned documents and files on devices they personally own to get their work done. While these policies have been shown to be very effective, they also need to be carefully considered so they can be adopted appropriately. [...]

Policies that Every BYOD Strategy Needs to Abide By2021-03-24T18:55:53+00:00

Do Google’s New Policies on User Data Privacy Indicate Larger Changes?


Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, online privacy has been highlighted significantly in recent years—in no small part due to the sale of our profiles by the tech giants that provide today’s most (in)famous websites… including and especially Google. Having said this, it is also important to acknowledge that some of Google’s recent policy changes could suggest that this may change at some point. Let’s dive in and see what we can piece together. How Google Makes Its Money In [...]

Do Google’s New Policies on User Data Privacy Indicate Larger Changes?2021-03-19T13:01:52+00:00

How Virtual Environments Can Work For Your Business


Hardware is expensive, this much is certain. When a small or medium-sized business is looking to get the most bang for buck from their technology investments, they have to consider hardware to be the most crucial part of the equation. One option that businesses can take advantage of today is to use virtualized environments. Whether these computing environments are hosted onsite or in the cloud, a business can extend the usefulness of their IT budget by utilizing them. Let’s take a look [...]

How Virtual Environments Can Work For Your Business2021-03-15T18:16:09+00:00
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