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Should Your Company Consider Outsourcing IT?

With many companies still operating in a work from home model, a strong IT team is more important than ever to ensure security across networks. The abrupt shift to remote work in the last year likely means your operations could use an update, and outsourcing could be a great solution as the world continues to

How is A.I. Aiding Security?

Prioritizing data security is more important now than ever before. Today’s cybersecurity threats are incredibly smart and sophisticated. Attackers are using advanced social engineering techniques to trick users into giving away important information or making security mistakes that give the attacker access to their network. Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning are beginning to be used

Security Trends to Look for in 2021

It’s a new year, which means new threats to your network security systems. 2020 saw a major shift to remote work, forcing IT teams to rethink cybersecurity and implement additional technologies like cloud services and digital collaborative tools. These changes will have a lasting impact, and the security trends this year reflect the risks that

Are Your Employees Trained to Combat Social Engineering Attacks?

The remote work environment is especially vulnerable to social engineering attacks because your employees are in the comfort of their own homes and may not know the signs they are being targeted. Ensuring your employees are trained to identify potential threats and incorporate practices that defend against them is important in keeping your company secure.

How to Check Your Network’s Security and When to Turn to MSP

With so many people working from home, it is important to make sure your company’s network is secure. Employees can be susceptible to phishing, baiting, and other cyberattacks. Are you prepared for these threats? There are a few ways to check network security yourself but calling in a managed service provider (MSP) is often the

Your Company is Remote But is it Secure?

2020 has forced many companies to rapidly switch their teams to remote work, sometimes moving hundreds of employees to remote access within days. IT teams across the globe scrambled to set up these new infrastructures, resulting in quickly patched-together solutions that may need reevaluation as companies settle into the remote work routine. Now is the

How Will Changes Today Impact the Future of Work?

2020 has changed the work world permanently. Many companies had to suddenly transition to working remotely and, according to a Gartner survey, 74% of CFOs plan to shift some employees to remote work permanently. How else will changes from this year impact the future of work? A Work Trend Index from Microsoft aims to predict

How Can Microsoft 365 Help You Get More Done?

2020 has forced many people to work remotely, changing their work environment dramatically. Though this can benefit some people, nearly 40% of workers say their productivity has decreased since working from home. Remote working has resulted in overcrowded calendars and more meetings, making work-life balance difficult to achieve. Microsoft reports a 1000% jump in video

Data Breach Preparedness: The Next Risk Management Priority

There is already plenty to worry about in 2020, but could your organization handle a data breach? In 2019, there were 1,473 data breaches with more than 164.68 million sensitive records exposed, and there have been 540 reported breaches in the first half of 2020. Especially with the increase in remote working, it’s time to

What is the Cost of a Data Security Breach?

So far, the worldwide average cost of data breaches in 2020 is $3.86 million, according to the Ponemon Institute’s report. That is a staggering number. While the overall worldwide number is down 1.5% from $3.92 million in 2019, the United States’ number is up to $8.64 million from 2019’s figure of $8.19 million. Ponemon and