Spam Filtering: Why It's Important And How It Works

Once spam hits your email inbox, you become a target. When it comes to technology, humans tend to be the weakest link in most IT security situations. Attackers will constantly try to trick them, manipulating users to click on things that they shouldn't through a variety of methods. Oftentimes, these "tricks" are via email, as email platforms can target a very large number of people and is a very "budget-friendly" attack. If users happen to click the wrong thing within the spam email, bullseye, internal data then becomes exposed.

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Topics: Security, Phishing, Cybersecurity, Spam Filtering

A Layered Approach To Cybersecurity

We've talked about software that proactively protects your business from cyber attacks, and how to train your staff to spot phishing attempts. Now, it's time to focus on the advancement of your cybersecurity protection.

In this webinar, we will discuss how you can take your cybersecurity to the next level by adding Cisco Umbrella and the Five Nines Cyber-Security Operations Center to your IT environment, for a well-rounded, protection-focused approach. 

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Topics: Security, Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity, Webinars

What Are Password Managers And Why Are They Important

First, take a moment to test how secure one of your top-of-mind passwords really is by clicking this link:

https://lastpass.com/howsecure.php

Did the test tell you that you needed a stronger password? Did it tell you that your password is strong enough? Do you use that same strong password for everything?

When users have to make up a password, two strategies are typically used:

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Topics: Security, Threat Landscape, Cybersecurity

The Importance Of Securing Your Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi. It's a symbol that everyone recognizes, a term that most people are familiar with, yet many business Wi-Fi networks are left unprotected and exposed. Securing your Wi-Fi is more than the avoidance of a slower connection, it is an integral part of being proactive in protecting entire internal networks.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity, Wi-Fi

How To Combat Organizational Downtime


When it comes to workplace technology, the possibility of downtime is very real and has lasting impacts for organizations who experience it. Downtime is idle time within a business when systems are unavailable, and it is commonly applied to networks and servers. Common causes of downtime are outages, a breach in security of an IT environment, or other system failures.

We'd like to tell you why downtime is a relevant aspect to focus on when it comes to your IT environment, what you can do to focus on uptime, and how to be prepared if downtime strikes.

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Topics: Security, Outsourced IT, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity

Hand-Held Hacking: Mobile Devices

Your mobile device holds your entire life: emails, messages, photos, social media accounts, etc. Because your phone is always in your hands, on your desk, or in your pocket, it's hard to believe that it can be hacked. This is a real possibility, however, and one that should not be taken lightly.

Here are 3 signs that will tell you whether or not your phone has been hacked, and tips that will help prevent your device from being exposed.

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Topics: Security, Mobile Device Management

What Is Phishing?

We'd like to throw a quick statistic your way. According to the security awareness training platform KnowBe4, 91% of successful data breaches start with a Spear Phishing Attack.  Why is this significant? This number proves that end-users are the vulnerability when it comes to IT security.

Now that we have gotten your attention, we'd like to provide you with a breakdown about what phishing really is, how it works, and how you can avoid being a target and the weakest security link.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity, Webinars

How to Begin The Fight Against Cyber-Crime

Small to medium-sized businesses are consistently targets of cyber-attacks due to their size and underestimated security measures. According to the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Report, 61% of these organizations have experienced a data breach in the past year. It's time to prioritize your IT environment, and it's time to sleep soundly at night knowing your business has what it needs to stay protected.

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Topics: Security

Planning For The Worst With An IT Business Continuity Plan

 

Viruses strike, hardware fails, users click on things they shouldn’t, natural disasters and theft, the list goes on. When disaster strikes, how much are you willing to lose? Learn more about today's threat landscape, how to protect your business, and how to plan for when your defenses fail.

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Topics: Security, Threat Landscape, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity

The Cost of NOT Replacing Old IT Equipment

 

If you drove a truck that you had to constantly fix, pay for, and wasn't meeting your driving standards, you would replace it, right? It's time to have the same mindset about your IT infrastructure. This session will help to equip you with information from research studies that provide insight to the hard and soft costs of waiting to replace equipment, and the effects it will have on an organization.

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Topics: Security, Equipment