Simple tips to help your business avoid Ransomware

Simple tips to help your business avoid Ransomware   Ransomware is not something you can resolve with a few clicks of the mouse.  You can’t install a new anti-virus solution and expect it to work its magic.  And you can’t call up your IT Provider and hope some nerdy tech will make everything new again within the hour, unless you have a solid backup solution and they can roll back to pre-ransomware data. Ransomware doesn’t work that way. Your business will be stuck.  There will be downtime; there might be lost data, and there will probably be some angry clients…

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The 5 basic requirements of a culture of security

The 5 basic requirements of a culture of security Securing your network and data isn’t just about a strong antivirus solution.  It’s a lot more than that. It’s about employees.  It’s about leadership.  It’s about thought processes.  It’s about how all of these things tie into each other to create, support, and encourage a culture of security.  When you integrate these elements into your cyber-security strategy successfully, your business will be better off, and you’ll have a legitimate chance to fight off cyber-threats. So then the question naturally becomes: Does your preexisting security solution take into consideration the human element…

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It’s time you start thinking like a smooth criminal.

It’s time you start thinking like a smooth criminal. Let’s get one thing straight here right off the bat. Annie’s not ok. She’s worried about the security of her data. With the threat of hackers looming over her head, she’s concerned about keeping her client information safe and her business financials secure. So she invests the time in creating a business continuity plan and implements safety precautions to safeguard her existing technologies. Things are going great until a higher level executive steals an external hard drive containing confidential client information from the accounting office. What went wrong? How did this…

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3 areas you should include in your cyber-security strategy

3 areas you should include in your cyber-security strategy It’s no secret… most small to medium-sized business don’t have a very elaborate cyber-security strategy. They might have a few areas covered, maybe a handful of items listed in the very back of the employee handbook, and probably a decent anti-virus solution installed to protect their workstations. But that’s where things end, and considering things didn’t go very far, that’s not a good sign. So if you’re going to make strides to improve your cyber-security strategy this year (which you probably should), here are three critical areas you should consider. Training…

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9 Reasons Employees Are Your Biggest Security Threat

9 Reasons Employees Are Your Biggest Security Threat   With more and more data breaches happening to companies each year, many organizations are surprised to find out their weaknesses came from the inside. Your employees are hard workers with more than enough experience to get the job done. So where’s the problem? Here are nine reasons your employees are potentially your biggest security threat.   The use of private devices. These days, it’s almost impossible to keep employees from using their personal devices. Everyone stays connected, whether through a wearable or smartphone. But these devices can be a serious security…

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