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Your Data Security Hinges on Five Key Safeguards

Your Data Security Hinges on Five Key Safeguards

It’s no secret that data security is of paramount importance, with phishing and ransomware making weekly appearances in the news cycle at this point. You need to prioritize your business data’s privacy. Otherwise, you’re apt to suffer from your data being accessed without authorization and all the consequences that come with this outcome. Today’s criminals are very capable, which makes it challenging to protect yourself.

Here, we’ve put together some essential strategies to make it easier.

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Being Aware of Cyberthreats is a Big Part of Maintaining Security

Being Aware of Cyberthreats is a Big Part of Maintaining Security

Every organization must implement a baseline of cybersecurity measures, encompassing elements such as firewalls, antivirus software, VPNs, encryption, and centrally managed security policies. However, the evolving landscape of cyberthreats means that modern cybercriminals are adept at circumventing these defenses.

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Most Employees Are Open to Digital Monitoring (Under the Right Circumstances)

Most Employees Are Open to Digital Monitoring (Under the Right Circumstances)

If you asked your workers to provide their feedback on digital monitoring, do you think they would be in favor of it or against it? A survey indicates that perhaps digital monitoring is not the controversial topic it was once considered in the workplace, at least to a certain extent. The catch? Monitoring has to give them opportunities to improve their job performance, and it shouldn’t get in the way of them doing their jobs.

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Here’s Some Information on How to Keep Your Business Compliant

Here’s Some Information on How to Keep Your Business Compliant

When you think of the words “compliance” and “your business” together in the same sentence, does the idea strike fear and dread into your heart? Businesses that fail to remain compliant could suffer severe penalties. It’s not always clear-cut what compliances your organization might need to adhere to, but we can help you implement the technology to ensure you remain compliant.

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Improve Your Organizational Security with a Single Sign-On

Improve Your Organizational Security with a Single Sign-On

One of the ways that businesses have approached the issue of having to log into multiple different accounts, applications, websites, and services is through the use of single sign-on solutions. It’s a common technology that you might see just about every day, but how does it work, and what kind of security can you expect from it?

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3 Reasons Cybersecurity is Extremely Important

3 Reasons Cybersecurity is Extremely Important

Today’s blog might seem a bit simple, and that’s because it is. Your network security is going to play a huge part in the operations and functionality of your business, whether you realize it or not. In fact, your network security might be the only thing keeping your business in proper working order. We’re going to discuss some of the less-obvious reasons why security is beneficial for businesses like yours.

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Password Spraying? Yep, It’s a Thing

Password Spraying? Yep, It’s a Thing

Cyberwarfare has continued to evolve in sophisticated ways, and while security researchers try their best to keep up, hackers are always trying to outdo them. One example of such attacks, which are often sponsored by government agencies, is a recent attack on the United States and Israeli technology sectors, which have become the target of password spraying campaigns.

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You Can Truly Get Anything On the Internet, Including Hackers

You Can Truly Get Anything On the Internet, Including Hackers

If we told you that it is possible for others to hire hackers to launch attacks against your business, would you believe it? Well, we hope so, because it is very possible and more common than you might think. Comparitech launched an investigation into the average prices of various hacking services on the Dark Web, and you might be surprised by how affordable and accessible they are. This is just more reason to take network security seriously.

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This One Easy Trick Can Secure Your Computer (Sort Of)

This One Easy Trick Can Secure Your Computer (Sort Of)

When it comes to network security, there are a lot of complex solutions that solve multi-faceted issues, some so mind-boggling in scope that it is simply overwhelming. Then there are the small-scale solutions that you can implement on a day-to-day basis that can make significant changes over time. Locking your computer is one of these tactics, and it should not be overlooked in your security strategy.

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How Does the Blockchain Work, Exactly?

How Does the Blockchain Work, Exactly?

While most people may be most familiar with the concept of the blockchain thanks to cryptocurrencies—particularly with the recent behaviors of some coins—this first application of the blockchain has blossomed into many others with great potential. Let’s go over what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it can benefit businesses of all kinds.

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Keys to Warding off 2020’s Cyberthreats

Keys to Warding off 2020’s Cyberthreats

There are a lot of cyberthreats out there… too many for the modern business to avoid them all. While employing best practices may greatly reduce your chances of being breached and having data stolen from your network, they can also help you determine how a breach occurred and how your data was stolen. While there is no such thing as perfect cybersecurity, there are a few strategies you can lean on to strengthen yours.

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How Can We Secure Our Use of Smart Assistants?

How Can We Secure Our Use of Smart Assistants?

Smart assistants are one of the most intriguing and confounding technologies developed over the past decade. At the time of this writing, over 150 million smart speakers are in 60 million homes in the United States, when you add in the smart assistants available on mobile devices and other various smart devices, you’re talking a billion people actively using some type of smart assistant. Over the past couple of years, you’re beginning to see these assistants being used more for business and this has made certain security-minded people a little weary of them. Let’s take a look at some of the security questions surrounding the smart assistants.

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Examining the State of Data Privacy

Examining the State of Data Privacy

As a consumer, how concerned are you about the care that businesses give to your data privacy. Very? You aren’t the only one. 87 percent of Americans see their data privacy as a human right.

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Scammers are Using Economic Impact Payments to Phish People

Scammers are Using Economic Impact Payments to Phish People

It may not be a surprise to you that hackers and other scammers are trying to get between you and your stimulus money. Using the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on unsuspecting or ill-prepared people, they have already made off with more than millions of the $290 billion that the U.S. government has earmarked for its citizens. Let’s look at how you can avoid being another unfortunate victim of the modern cybercriminal. 

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Privacy Concerns Hang Over Social Media

Privacy Concerns Hang Over Social Media

Social media has brought about a massive shift in the way people interact. Today we share our opinions, photos, and videos; and, we can even choose our dates by swiping right or left. With social media, people share moments, opinions, and other information, but is all this sharing actually setting people, and the organizations they interact with, up for failure? We’ll take a look at social media privacy concerns and potentially hazardous practices that could exacerbate the problems further.

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How Safe is Your Email?

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Email is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially synonymous with the technology; spam, information overload, phishing, and information privacy. Even Florida small businesses that only do business locally are at risk of these issues. Personal email accounts are equally at risk. Employing proper precautions and practices whenever communicating via email is very important to prevent the risk of security compromises, monetary loss, and even legality issues.

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What is your Identity Worth to You?

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Your identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let's talk about a few of these statistics and what it means.

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