Why SMBs Need the Zero Trust Security Model

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Businesses are becoming increasingly complex, and the threat of cyber-attacks never ceases. Traditional security systems that issue default trust leave networks vulnerable. The concept of free movement within a network infrastructure may appear attractive. However, one successful cyber attack can put the entire entity at risk. Since conventional security frameworks are quickly becoming antiquated, the … Read more

Understanding Cybersecurity Risks for Healthcare Offices

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As the healthcare industry digitizes patient records and transitions to cloud computing, robust cybersecurity measures are more critical than ever. Medical and healthcare organizations face never-ending threats to their cybersecurity. Some rampant hazards include data breaches, ransomware attacks, and DDoS attacks. Cyber threats put patient data and privacy at risk and threaten the continuity of … Read more

MSP vs. MSSP: What’s the Difference?

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An overwhelming number of acronyms get thrown around when you’re managing a business, don’t they? Here are two we can take off your plate: MSP and MSSP. A managed service provider (MSP) and a managed security service provider (MSSP) are two helpful business outsourcing solutions. Depending on their scope, there can be a complete overlap … Read more

Cybersecurity Training Your Employees Need

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Cybersecurity training for employees is a crucial layer of enterprise security. Hackers constantly develop new ways to gain unauthorized access to your organization’s data, and unprepared end-users threaten cybersecurity. Your enterprise data is only as secure as your least-trained employee. Because they are an organization’s primary defense against cyber attacks, staff across industries must be … Read more

WIP19 Targets IT Service Providers and Telcos

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A newly-identified Chinese-speaking threat cluster known as WIP19 has been identified targeting telecommunications and IT service providers in the Middle East and Asia. Likely partaking in espionage-related activity, the threat cluster overlaps with Operation Shadow Force but utilizes new malware and techniques. WIP19 uses a legitimate, stolen certificate to sign novel malware, including SQLMaggie, ScreenCap, … Read more

What does a managed IT services provider do?

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Enterprise IT can be an intimidating concept for business owners. After all, most businesses rely almost exclusively on tech investments and assets to operate and execute their services. Business leaders are turning to outside experts to support their companies’ IT functions. Managed IT services offer professional maintenance and around-the-clock protection and assistance at a cost … Read more

Business Email Aliases

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Email aliases for your business mailbox are essential for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups. As a direct point of contact for customers, your business email address is a marker of your digital presence. However, as the list of email addresses for your business grows–one for the CEO, one for sales leads, one for … Read more

Hanging Up on POTS Lines

POTS lines, or Plain Old Telephone Service lines, are the traditional copper phone lines that businesses have relied on for decades. However, since POTS technology has aged, the Federal Communications Commission issued Order 10-72A1, which requires the termination of POTS lines in the United States by August 2, 2022, and calls for the adoption of … Read more

EDR: Beyond Legacy Antivirus

If you don’t have an enterprise Endpoint Detection and Response solution, you’re putting your business at risk. Legacy antivirus solutions no longer adequately protect against the rampant and constant cyber threats that permeate our current digital landscape. Endpoint Detection and Response, or EDR, is essential to your enterprise cybersecurity strategy. The exponential growth of online, … Read more

Hidden MSP Costs

Hidden MSP Costs are Draining Your Business If you’ve ever opened an invoice from your managed service provider (MSP) and been shocked at the total, you’re not alone. It’s an all-too-common occurrence for many businesses. Unfortunately, it’s also a big red flag about the quality of your IT provider. There are a few reasons why … Read more