A Review of Cyber Threats Affecting Businesses in 2018

Cyber Security 2018

2018 was a banner year for hackers with widely publicized data breaches occurring in companies like Panera Bread, Under Armour’s data loss through their MyFitnessPal app, and reports of personal data from Facebook being distributed without consent. Then there is the recent attack reported by Marriott International Hotels, which affected nearly half a billion consumers over a 4 year period. Small companies will likely hear these massive data breaches and

Proof That You Need to be Monitoring Your Solutions Seriously

Microsoft Scam

Many companies tend to put their monitoring solutions on the back burner, at least, that is until a great example comes along that reminds businesses why they should even care about monitoring solutions in the first place. This time, the reminder was 24 spammers who where were scamming off American citizens by posing as Microsoft support staff representatives. Fortunately, through working with Microsoft’s International digital Crime Unit, a cell of

Why Is 2-Factor Authentication Important?

2-Factor Authentication

Hacking is becoming more common as major websites have had data leaks containing emails, passwords, and other sensitive information. This kind of hacking has made international headlines and brought the issue of cybersecurity and internet safety to the forefront. Any computer that gets infected and that contains your personal information can make the victim of identity theft. The most serious cases of hacking will include hackers getting far more than

Have You Tested Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

disaster recovery

A recent article from Forbes that’s well-worth reading lists five major ways businesses perform poorly on IT disaster recovery. Second on the list is the failure to test disaster recovery plans. Why is Testing Necessary? Without testing the disaster recovery measures you’ve come up with for your computer systems, your plan remains mostly theoretical. On paper, it looks as if it could work, but you can’t know with a reasonable degree of certainty. You’re

Should You Consider Outsourcing IT Services?

IT services

The cost of developing and maintaining an IT department may cause some business owners to undermine the necessity of making such an investment. You need to understand that IT is part of the vital support services of your firm and accessing the same is not an option. It is a relief for most business owners when they discover that maintaining an in-house IT department is not mandatory thanks to the