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2411, 2021

Windows 11: Here’s Why You’re Missing Out

By |November 24, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) around the world operate every day with the Windows ecosystem. The latest update to that platform — Windows 11 — rolled out on October 5, bringing many new features that SMBs can enjoy and use to grow their business. According to Microsoft, the creator [...]

1111, 2021

IT Security vs IT Compliance: Where Are the Differences?

By |November 11, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to limiting risk for your business, many SMBs turn to compliance as the gold standard to build their cyber strategies (and conveniently also help avoid pesky fines). However, it's important to note that implementing a good IT security strategy is different from meeting compliance needs. There are [...]

2010, 2021

When to Use Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams

By |October 20, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many small and medium business (SMB) owners are now beginning to take advantage of the virtual collaboration tools as they look to replicate the in-person work experience for remote workers. One new tool to help with this task is Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms, which allows for the creation of smaller [...]

1410, 2021

Business Continuity Management For Natural and Not-So-Natural Disasters

By |October 14, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, the Northeast was battered by rain from two separate storm systems: Henri and Ida.  Both systems brought tropical level downpours and flooding to the area, with Ida hitting particularly hard.  The impact of these storms left many companies throughout the region unable to operate because their physical locations were [...]

810, 2021

Report: Gartner Survey Reveals a 44% Rise in Workers’ Use of Collaboration Tools Since 2019

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the past year and a half, many employees worldwide made the overnight shift to remote work. But what has that shift meant for an SMB’s technology tool chest and what they need to support their employee’s productivity? According to the recent Digital Worker Experience Survey by Gartner, many tools [...]

2409, 2021

Report: Cyberattacks More Than Double in First Half of 2021

By |September 24, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's hard to miss the news these days of companies getting hacked. From the Colonial Pipeline to hospitals to mom-and-pop SMBs, every organization seems to be the target of cyberattacks. The data proves that out. According to Accenture's Cyber Incident Response Update, cyber intrusion activity volume globally jumped 125 percent [...]

1009, 2021

Windows 365: What SMBs Should Know

By |September 10, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In August, Microsoft announced the launch of its latest product: Windows 365. This cloud-based version of their operating system lets SMBs and other users fully customize their PC experience in the cloud. Microsoft dove into its cloud software offerings with Office 365, which saw increasing traction with SMBs that looked [...]

2708, 2021

The Legal Response to Ransomware

By |August 27, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When ransomware hits a business, the firm has two options.  They can choose to pay the ransom to unlock their data. Or, they can refuse to pay the ransom and attempt to unlock their data and recover their systems using their own tools or outside help.  In an ideal world, [...]

2008, 2021

Remote Workers and Endpoint Security: What You’re Missing

By |August 20, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the past year and a half, many businesses of all sizes had to undergo a rapid shift to remote work as pandemic lockdowns forced the closures of offices across the country. While this has meant adjustments on many fronts, one major technology challenge for IT departments has been implementing [...]

608, 2021

What SMBs Should Know About Kaseya’s Ransomware Attack

By |August 6, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leading into the Fourth of July weekend this year, individuals in charge of cybersecurity at small and medium businesses (SMBs) were more likely to be found in front of a computer screen than at a barbecue. That’s because hackers compromised software by Kaseya, a leading provider of IT and security [...]

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