6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Management for Your Technology

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Technology vulnerabilities are an unfortunate side effect of innovation. When software companies push new updates, there are often weaknesses in the code. Hackers exploit these.  Software makers then address the vulnerabilities with a security patch. The cycle continues with each new software or hardware update.  61% of security vulnerabilities in corporate networks are over 5…

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Tips for Safer Home Security Setups

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From Ring doorbell cams to entire home security systems, watching your front door from afar has never been so easy. These security solutions also provide peace of mind at a wallet-friendly cost.  But don’t let the ease of setup fool you. Home security devices can open your family up to risks if you don’t take…

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4 Proven Ways to Mitigate the Costs of a Data Breach

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No business wants to suffer a data breach. But unfortunately, in today’s environment, it’s difficult to completely avoid them. Approximately 83% of organizations have experienced more than one data breach. (IBM Security 2022: https://www.ibm.com/reports/ data-breach) The global average cost of a data breach is now $4.35 million, up 2.6% from last year. Companies don’t need…

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Overcoming Barriers for BYOD

Mobile devices make up about 60% of the endpoints in a company network. They also handle about 80% of the workload. But they’re often neglected when it comes to strong cybersecurity measures. This is especially true with employee-owned mobile devices. Purchasing phones and wireless plans for staff is often out of reach financially. It can…

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A Guide For Better Endpoint Protection For Your Business

Endpoints are the collection of computers, mobile devices, servers, and smart gadgets that make up your company’s network and IT infrastructure. Each of those devices is a chance for a hacker to penetrate a company’s defenses. 64% of organizations have experienced one or more compromising endpoint attacks. The following solutions are focused on the protection…

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What does Windows 7 End of Support Mean for You?

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Tired of those annoying Windows pop-ups you’ve been seeing on your computer? You might want to take a second look next time they pop up- they’re an important warning for anyone using Windows. As of January 2020, Windows 7 will no longer be patched or supported by Microsoft. What does that mean? If you have…

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Tech Tip Tuesday: The #1 threat to your security is…

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YOU! And your employees. Like it or not, human beings are our own worst enemies online, inviting hackers, viruses, data breaches, data loss, etc., through the seemingly innocent actions taken every day online. In most cases, this is done without malicious intent – but if you as a manager or owner aren’t monitoring what websites…

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Three essential rules for all cloud applications

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If you’re using any kind of cloud application (and these days, who isn’t?), you are right to be concerned about data privacy and security. The company hosting your data is ultimately responsible for keeping hackers out of THEIR network, but most cloud breaches are due to USER ERROR. So it’s important that you, the user,…

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