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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 [...]

2307, 2021

Understanding HIPAA: What’s Protected?

By |July 23, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While many small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the healthcare sector are concerned with caring for patients and servicing their needs, they also need to think about protecting their data. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a broad-reaching regulation designed to protect healthcare data and ensure patient [...]

907, 2021

What the Colonial Pipeline Attack Means for SMBs

By |July 9, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last month, people across the East Coast of the United States waited in long lines at the gas pump after a ransomware cyberattack crippled a significant gas pipeline that delivers nearly half of the fuel to the region. It took Colonial Pipeline, which manages nearly 5,500 miles of gas pipelines, [...]

707, 2021

Knowing Yourself Is Critical to Preventing Ransomware Attacks

By |July 7, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The past few weeks have brought news of ransomware attacks across various U.S. industries.  On May 7, the operator of Colonial Oil Pipeline was hit with ransomware, forcing them to shutter operations for a few days and impacting the southeast US fuel supply.  Then over Memorial Day weekend, the computer [...]

2506, 2021

4 Ways to Get Your Employees to Care About Cybersecurity

By |June 25, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cybersecurity is an issue many business owners try to put off for as long as possible. The subject matter is complex, and in their eyes, they’d rather focus on what generates revenue. But if they fail to protect their systems and networks adequately, cybercriminals are more likely to exploit vulnerabilities [...]

1106, 2021

HIPAA’s Security Rule: What SMBs Should Know

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

Any SMB that works with healthcare clients — or is one themselves — has likely run into the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. HIPAA is a federal statute that is designed to protect healthcare data and ensure privacy for patients. It applies to health plans, health care [...]

706, 2021

Why SMBs Should Go Virtual with the CISO Role

By |June 7, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) may not be the most famous people in the technology world.  Most likely, you cannot name the CISO of Facebook, Microsoft, Google, or any other tech company, for that matter. However, these executives are among the most important people at their companies.  They may not [...]

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