The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the technology landscape as we know it. Businesses worldwide are leveraging IoT for benefits such as seamless collaboration, access to comprehensive data and the ability to make stronger business decisions based on insights derived from substantial data. Experts estimate the total number of installed IoT-connected devices worldwide to amount to 30.9 billion units by 2025. Read More about this – “Top 9 IoT-Related Security Threats Businesses Face”
When you set goals for your business this year, there’s a good chance one of those goals was tied to growth. It’s a common goal. You have your eyes set on acquiring new customers. You’re ready to take their business to the next level. The challenge, however, is getting to that next level. If you do a web search on how to grow your business, you’ll find more results than you know what to do with. It can be frustrating and overwhelming. Read More about this – “Take Your Business To The Next Level With These Technology Solutions”
If you use social media in 2021 you should be using MFA (Multi-Factor or Two Factor Authentication) to keep your accounts secure. Today we will show you how to enable this for Instagram.
Read More about this – “Protect Your Social Media Accounts with MFA”
The continued rise in the number of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices has brought about a host of security challenges for many businesses. As manufacturers compete in a race to bring their IoT devices to market, most fail to include even the most basic security controls necessary to protect the networks these devices connect to or the data they collect or transmit. This leaves businesses of all industries extremely vulnerable to a variety of security risks and cyberthreats. Read More about this – “Operational and Data Integrity Risks of IoT for SMBs”
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications are more in use than ever before. Almost every company uses either one or the other SaaS application on a daily basis. The global SaaS market size is expected to reach $185.8 billion by 2024 as businesses move online and adapt to cloud for an agile and lean growth model. Read More about this – “Backup: Cover Your SaaS”
If you own an amazon smart home device you may be participating in a mesh network and unknowingly sharing your internet connection. Find out how to opt-out now. Read More about this – “Do you own an Amazon smart home device? Such as a Ring or Echo? If so, you need to do this today!”
A couple years ago, TechRepublic ran a story with the following headline: “Employees Are Almost As Dangerous To Business As Hackers And Cybercriminals.” From the perspective of the business, you might think that’s simply inaccurate. Your company strives to hire the best people it can find – people who are good at their jobs and would never dream of putting their own employer at risk. Read More about this – “Don’t Let Your Employees Become Your Biggest Vulnerability”
Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) usually invest less in cybersecurity, making them easier targets for cybercriminals. Close to 30% of businesses experience a cyberattack at least once per week. Read More about this – “How Can Cyber Resilience Protect SMBs?”
With the cyberthreat landscape getting more complicated with every passing minute, cybersecurity deserves more attention than ever before. You can no longer put all your faith and trust in applications, interfaces, networks, devices, traffic and users. Misjudging and misplacing your trust in a devious entity can lead to severe breaches that can damage your business. Zero Trust Security practices, however, can go a long way towards helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) minimize cybersecurity risks and prevent data breaches. Read More about this – “How Can SMBs Apply Zero Trust Cybersecurity Practices”
Every business, big or small, should have a cyber security policy in place for its employees. Employees need to know what’s acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to all things IT. The policy should set expectations, lay out rules and give employees the resources necessary to put the policy to work.
Read More about this – “Is Your Cyber Security Policy (Or Lack Of One) Leaving You Wide Open To Attacks?”
Your business’ security program must start with your employees and strong security policies rather than entirely depending on your IT team or the latest security solutions. You can significantly reduce the likelihood of a data breach by combining a well-drafted cybersecurity policy with comprehensive security awareness training. Read More about this – “Making Security Awareness Second Nature”
Cybercriminals work round the clock to detect and exploit vulnerabilities in your business’ network for nefarious gains. The only way to counter these hackers is by deploying a robust cybersecurity posture that’s built using comprehensive security solutions. However, while you’re caught up doing this, there is a possibility you may overlook mitigating the weakest link in your fight against cybercriminals — your employees.
Read More about this – “Your Biggest Cybersecurity Risk: Your Employees”
When it comes to IT solutions, most businesses rely on one of three options. They have a dedicated in-house IT employee or team, an outsourced managed services provider (MSP) or nothing at all. There is, however, a fourth option: co-managed IT.
Read More about this – “What Is Co-Managed IT? Is It Right For You?”
Digital transformation has made many things easier for businesses, right from inventory management and order processing to managing financials. On the flip side, however, it has also made companies more vulnerable to cyberattacks and data breaches. A breach occurring anywhere in the supply chain could end up seriously disrupting your operations. So, how do you safeguard your business against these threats?
Read More about this – “How to Effectively Manage Supply Chain Risks”
Your business’ cybersecurity posture must prioritize detection, evaluation and mitigation of risks posed by your supply chain. It is vital that your security is upgraded on a regular basis to better prepare for any worst-case scenarios.
Read More about this – “Recommended Best Practices for a Secure Supply Chain”
Enjoy our complete series from last years Cybersecurity Awareness Month. You can find all 8 episodes in this round-up! Learn to be cyber smart after watching the complete collection and reading our tips and tricks.
Insider threats are among the most dangerous cyberthreats out there. Yet, organizations of all sizes seem to be either reluctant or negligent when it comes to fighting them. Over 50 percent of organizations don’t have an Insider Risk Response Plan and 40 percent don’t assess how effectively their technologies mitigate insider threats.1 Even though 59 percent of IT security leaders expect insider risks to increase in the next two years, very little is being done to prevent them from causing serious security incidents.
Read More about this – “Defence Strategies to Combat Insider Threats”
FACT: Insider threats are a growing concern for business owners and IT experts. According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, 30 percent of data breaches directly involved internal actors. Security threats that originate from within an organization are often the hardest to detect and prevent, especially since an insider has the trust and knowledge of infrastructure systems and data assets as well as authorized access to both.
Read More about this – “Free eBook – Insider Threats: A guide to understanding, detecting and preventing insider security incidents”
The year 2020 witnessed an unprecedented onslaught of cybersecurity threats across the world as the global workforce underwent a forced transition to remote working. However, not all cybersecurity threats come from the outside. In a study conducted by Bitglass, 61 percent of businesses surveyed reported at least one insider-related cybersecurity incident in the last year. This could be anything from negligent employees who lack cybersecurity training to rogue employees who facilitate a breach for personal gain.
Read More about this – “The Dangers Within: Understanding Insider Threats”