Cyber Security

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Why Your Business Data Might Be on the Dark Web

There are a number of ways that someone can hack into your business online and put in on the dark web for illicit sale. If this happens, then you could be in a tough situation financially and legally, which is why you want to avoid this at all costs.

The dark web is becoming a bigger issue than ever before. There are more people using it and hiding themselves using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) so that their communications are untraceable. 

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Don’t Snooze Your Updates: The Risks of Out-of-Date Software

Software is a big part of any business’s operations. On your computer, you likely have many software applications that help you manage your workflow and complete a variety of work responsibilities.

Every now and then, you get notifications that you’re due for an update. It’s common for many people to ignore or snooze these updates repeatedly, or cancel them entirely. It might seem as though the software is working fine as is, and so spending time on an update is unnecessary.

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Florida Water Hack Proves Importance of Cybersecurity

A recent hack on the water systems in Florida is reinforcing the need for all businesses to have a robust cybersecurity plan.

In February, a hacker got into the systems of the Oldsmar Water Treatment Plant. An employee noticed his mouse cursor was moving strangely on his screen, without his control. Later that afternoon, the cursor started clicking through the water treatment plant’s controls. Within seconds, the hacker was trying to change the water supply’s sodium hydroxide levels. High levels of sodium hydroxide, or lye, can cause severe damage to any human tissue it comes into contact with.

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Essential Cybersecurity Tips for 2021

As we move further into 2021, it’s become increasingly important to update your business cybersecurity strategy. 2020 showed an increase in online attacks that threatened businesses and organizations. Hacking techniques are always becoming more sophisticated, so it’s essential that your cybersecurity is up to the challenge.

With that in mind, here are some things that you should keep in mind to ensure your business’s cybersecurity will keep you protected in 2021.

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Business IT Priorities

The coronavirus pandemic has had a serious impact on almost every industry. Businesses are having to adapt the way they work and do what they can to hold on, while also protecting their employees.

As a result, businesses are adjusting their priorities. Technology, in particular, has been a significant area of investment for businesses of all sizes. 

How has the pandemic changed business IT priorities, and what does the future hold? We explore the issue in more detail below.

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Phishing 101: Recognizing Threats

Businesses, organizations, and individuals are bombarded by Phishing attacks. A study revealed that there are about 135 million phishing attacks attempted daily. Phishing does a lot of damage to affected companies. They lose sensitive data, reputation, productivity, and business value. 

With October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, there’s no better time to check your risk level. So what exactly is Phishing, and how can we recognize threats and protect ourselves and our businesses?

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Microsoft OneDrive – Sharing Large Files

Microsoft OneDrive can be used to share large files with people outside and inside of your organization. Using OneDrive to share files and folders can help you elevate collaborate with coworkers and customers to the next level. Instead of sending e-mails to share files back and forward, your organization can leverage OneDrive to centralize file sharing in a secure way.

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5 Tips to Remember for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity is a significant concern for businesses and organizations across all industries. Companies that are hacked face incredible expenses, to the cost of over $11.7 million annually per company affected. The losses in time, money, and reputation are enough to sink many companies for good.

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, here are 5 key things to remember to keep your company safe from cyberattacks. 

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Microsoft Teams – How to Create a Meeting Invite

So what are the different options to create a meeting invite? The first that comes to mind is Outlook. In this video we go over the Microsoft Teams Outlook plugin.

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What Florida Organizations Should Know About Ransomware

As Florida has had economic growth, its businesses and organizations have suffered as victims of ransomware cyberattacks. In the last year and a half, ransomware attacks on Florida organizations have been on the rise. This has caused huge losses to those affected.

The global information security industry, which responds to cyberattacks, is expected to reach a value of over $170 billion by the year 2022. One of the fastest-growing methods of cybercrime is ransomware attacks. Between 2015-2017, the costs of ransomware increased by a factor of 15.

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