IT security

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Benefits of hiring an MSP for Dental Practices

When we talk about the benefits of hiring a Managed Services Provider–an MSP for businesses, the kind of businesses we think about are retail, shops, restaurants, etc. We often tend to overlook the healthcare industry and particularly, dental practices, when, in fact, there’s a lot of value that an MSP can add to a dental … Continue reading “Benefits of hiring an MSP for Dental Practices”

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Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?

There are many threats to the integrity of a small business, and not all of them are as dramatic as a cyberattack or a hurricane. Every small business needs to do a risk assessment to determine all the threats that exist that could bring harm. External threats are the ones that get the most attention. … Continue reading “Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?”

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Internal threats: A new angle to email security

You know how important your email system is to your business. Not only is email your core communication tool, but also bears a lot of weight from the legal perspective and must be accessible at all times. You have a good email security system and also ensure your emails are always backed up, archived and … Continue reading “Internal threats: A new angle to email security”

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Avoiding Cybersecurity Placebos in Your Business

When it comes to your business, especially its technology, some of the buzzwords you hear sound pretty convincing. Unfortunately, like most buzzwords, many are aggrandized beyond their worth to the average small-to-medium-sized business. Let’s look at how these word placebos can impact a business’ perception of its cybersecurity, as well as examine the reality behind … Continue reading “Avoiding Cybersecurity Placebos in Your Business”

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The Basics of PCI Compliance

The Basics of PCI Compliance Businesses today, regardless of size, should accept card-based payments. Besides the convenience it offers to customers, card-based payment is the most secure form of payment. Many card providers have adopted a unified regulation applicable to businesses that accept these payments. This regulation protects consumers and their personal and financial data. … Continue reading “The Basics of PCI Compliance”

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There’s a Reason Some Scams are Painfully Transparent

“Hello sir/ma’am, I am a member of royal [sic] family and I am in grave danger in my country. If you send me money to get out safely, I will share my great riches with you as reward.” Recognize this plea as a scam? These blatant attempts by cybercriminals to milk you out of your … Continue reading “There’s a Reason Some Scams are Painfully Transparent”

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Cyberattacks are Up at the World Health Organization

Over the past few months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has grappled with the biggest global pandemic since World War I: COVID-19. Unfortunately, they’re also combatting cyberattacks. Today, we survey the challenges the WHO faces when dealing with cybercriminals. External Threats While leading the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO has drawn the … Continue reading “Cyberattacks are Up at the World Health Organization”

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Remember the Equifax Breach? Here’s an Update

Spoiler alert: it isn’t good news. On September 7th, 2017, it was made public that Equifax had suffered one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history, and as a result, had left 145.5 million consumers in the United States vulnerable to identity theft. Due to a website application vulnerability, the personally identifiable information of these … Continue reading “Remember the Equifax Breach? Here’s an Update”

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Four Business Security Basics

With all the threats that stand to create problems for your business, it can be surprising to hear that some of your biggest security risks actually derive from your staff, and their exposure to your technology. Less surprising to hear: security issues interfere with the successful operation of your business. Here, we’ve shared a few … Continue reading “Four Business Security Basics”

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Phishing Training Should be a Priority

When reading through Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report you will quickly get the notion that phishing attacks are some of the most prevalent cyber attacks. With businesses forced to use technology to support a remote workforce, this is definitely still relevant information. It, then, becomes extremely important that your business does a quality job of … Continue reading “Phishing Training Should be a Priority”