Technology plays such a strong role in the daily life of users, it's almost uncomfortable to imagine life before it. As technology has advanced, so has its users, utilizing technical tools to bring ease and efficiency to their lives. This has pushed individuals and businesses forward in many ways, but has also caused them to be vulnerable in other ways.
There are so many components put into place to protect your organization on the technical side, it's difficult to differentiate between each one. So, when we talk about a firewall, more specifically a Next-Generation Firewall, what are we talking about? Here is what you need to know, and why Next-Generation Firewalls are important.
The most common way most business users share information with one another is through their work email addresses. Aside from sharing important information, business emails assist users with coordinating projects, setting up meetings, and organizing shared files. Keeping business email accounts safe is crucial in the protection of internal information.
We wanted to provide 3 specific ways users can keep their business email accounts secure and protected. Download the infographic below for a printable visual you can share with your fellow users.
Your computer keeps freezing. You can't make a phone call, and you have a meeting in an hour. You are locked out of your Outlook account.
One of the major components to our client's success is the effectiveness of their connectivity. Just as it sounds, connectivity is the state of being connected, a back of mind concept for many users. This component is crucial in how different pieces of technology work together to provide a flawless work environment.
It is no secret that your business could be under attack by cybercriminals at any moment of any day. It is the basic fact of business in the internet age. Providing small business security against these probing cyber criminals requires a culture of security within a business. Check out the five best practices for keeping your business safe below.
"Help_Decrypt_Your_Files," the year of ransomware has officially arrived. These 4 words can turn a business upside down with one click of the mouse. Your calendar, your kid's baseball schedule, payroll information for hundreds of nurses - to nothing, everything is encrypted. The emotional moments following are filled with panic and distress; someone or something has locked all of your files. A popup will then notify you of a specific amount of time you have to pay via untraceable bitcoins in order to retrieve your files, or lose them forever.
This has become the reality for many businesses across the country. With 90,000 machines being infected on a daily basis, it’s a dire situation. For Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, it was more than a harsh reality. After being attacked with ransomware, the hospital was forced to shuffle its patients to nearby facilities for weeks as they paid their attackers to regain file control.
Traditional antivirus solutions require manual intervention by a human to review new potential virus or malware threats. Only after a threat has been captured and analyzed is it is added to the database of known threats. While this was a successful method for a long time, hackers have since found ways to disguise and mutate viruses to pass detection. So, while the traditional method of virus detection helps to contain known “old” viruses, it does very little in preventing new ones from invading.
What do you need to know to protect your data?