The importance of updating firmware

Businesses today are aware of the importance of regularly updating the different software they use to keep these running optimally and protected against cyberthreats. However, they often overlook the firmware of their computers and other devices. At best, firmware is only updated if there’s an issue with the hardware. But it’s actually a good idea […]

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous. This is why using antivirus software is more important than ever. If you’re […]

The dangers of TDoS to your VoIP systems

Most businesses are familiar with denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, or attacks that cripple an IT network, system, or machine to deny access to intended users. Not many businesses know, however, that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems can be a DoS attack target too. If you have security measures in place against regular DoS attacks but […]

Learn why you should only visit HTTPS sites

Everyone uses the internet daily for a variety of reasons: to work, shop, or communicate with other people. Browsing the internet has become so commonplace that we often forget to check whether the websites we visit are safe. Let this serve as a reminder: a website can be deemed safe if the website’s URL has […]

3 Simple ways to keep your business safe from hackers

Like most business owners, you may be too busy managing your organization to be concerned about optimized security measures and other technical matters. However, failing to protect your business puts it at risk of data theft and other cyberattacks. Let’s take a look at some ways you can keep your organization safe. Cover your webcam […]

Preventing insider threats in the healthcare sector

Insider threats are security risks that come from within your organization. They could be any of your current or former employees, contractors, or associates who have knowledge about your computer systems and can expose your data. They are a major issue in many industries, the healthcare sector included. In this article, we look at five […]

Top IT security terms everyone should know

It’s every business user’s responsibility to protect their computers and data from cyberattacks. The good news is that you don’t need to be an IT security expert to keep them safe. You can start increasing your knowledge by learning some of these basic cybersecurity terms. Malware For a long time, the phrase “computer virus” was […]

Microsoft 365 security pain points and how to solve them

Many businesses prefer Microsoft 365 not only because of its powerful features and cost-saving benefits, but also because of its world-class security. However, the cyberthreat landscape is constantly evolving, so using this suite of cloud-based tools and services will always come with security challenges. Fortunately, Microsoft is continuously looking for ways to address these issues […]

How to protect your Android device from ransomware

Over the past few years, ransomware has become increasingly widespread and sophisticated. This form of malware has even spread to Android smartphones and tablets, putting organizations that rely on mobile devices at risk of data loss and other productivity-crippling problems. Read on to learn how mobile ransomware works and how you can safeguard your Android […]

Here are some ransomware decryptor sites you should keep handy

Ransomware is on the rise, but falling victim to one is not the end of the world. You can try some of these ransomware decryptors and maybe one of them will work. These are especially useful against automated “zombie” ransomware types. The state of ransomware in 2021 so far Businesses need to deal with ransomware […]

VoIP theft of service: What you need to know

Theft of service is the most common type of fraud that impacts Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems. Let’s take a closer look at how it affects VoIP networks and how your organization can prevent or minimize the risk of this type of fraud. What is theft of service? VoIP theft of service is […]

Is your web browser safe enough?

Web browsers are gateways to the internet, which is why you should care about how they transmit and store sensitive information. In an era where too much security is never enough, you need your browser to also have built-in cybersecurity features. But which web browser is the safest? Read on. Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge, Windows […]

Why managed IT services is best for cybersecurity

Today’s companies need technology to function. Without it, businesses cannot compete and succeed. But with technology comes the ever-constant threat of hackers and cybercriminals. That’s why small- and mid-sized businesses need to protect themselves with robust cybersecurity solutions managed by IT professionals. The numbers According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small […]

What does proactive cybersecurity entail?

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. All businesses embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity entails, so let’s take a minute to go over it. […]

How to secure protected health information

Protected health information (PHI) includes different types of data, including a patient’s Social Security number, billing information, and health condition. Because of the wealth of confidential information it encompasses, PHI is highly valuable to hackers, who can use stolen PHI to carry out fraudulent activities. This puts healthcare organizations and other businesses that handle PHI […]

Why using a VPN is more important than ever before

In the past, a simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from online threats. Today, it takes more than that to protect your PC and the information stored on it. Whether you’re sending an important email or chatting with a coworker online, chances are your data can be easily intercepted. This is […]

Outdated firmware: An overlooked threat

If your company is still using computers with outdated firmware, then you have a higher chance of experiencing a data breach. This is because failing to update your firmware exposes your business to major security risks. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into every piece of hardware. It […]

Fileless malware: The invisible threat

Scanning the files you download is not enough to detect malware these days. Hackers have found a clever way to get around antivirus and anti-malware software by using fileless malware. Since this malware is not as visible as traditional malware, it can infect your entire infrastructure without you even knowing. Let’s take a closer look […]

How to protect company mobile devices

Cybersecurity has long been paramount for businesses that utilize digital solutions, but it’s even more necessary for today’s distributed workforces. As cloud and mobile technologies continue to prove their value amid a public health crisis, it’s important that you take proactive steps to manage and protect company mobile devices. Here’s what you should do. Ensure […]

Protect healthcare data from cybercriminals

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations rely on the integrity of their medical data. Unfortunately, healthcare systems — especially those that involve data entry software, prescription management systems, or electronic medical records — are often targeted by hackers. That’s why healthcare providers must do everything they can to protect highly sensitive medical data. From financial information […]