Disasters come without warning and in many forms. Whether it’s a cyber attack, like a ransomware attack, or a natural disaster, such as flood or fire, you can be sure to come out safe if you plan carefully and implement certain important security measures.
There have been some discussions of the idea that MSPs may be the targets of cyber criminals in order to reach and exploit the end-user customer. This idea seems unlikely but it cannot be simply ruled out. Let us therefore examine whether this can really happen and what the actual concerns are.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in the works since around 2012 to make the European Union (EU) "fit" for the digital age. It is designed to strengthen the data rights of EU residents and unifies data protection law across all member states, making it identical.
Cyberthreats to your business can be both internal and external, and the first step to forming a strong line of defense is understanding the basics of IT security. In a recent article, we discussed the importance of maintaining good cyber hygiene, here we are offering you three actionable tips to keep your business safe from cyber attacks in 2018.
The exponential growth of the Internet has introduced new ways to communicate, send data across the globe, trade online, share information, and even play games. But with the awesome benefits that come along with it, the Internet also has its dark side. There are a numerous cyber-risks that face businesses from malware to hackers to Denial of Service attacks.
The infographic below looks at some of these risks and how they can be mitigated. You can use this information to educate your employees on best practices when browsing the Internet.
Every business needs to have some basic essential levels of security. This forms the core of what is required to keep a business running securely. This basic absolute requirement will protect you from cyber attacks and is referred to as cyber hygiene.
Managed IT services made significant advancements in 2017. Considering these advancements, we can predict a few trends that will shape the industry going forward. Here are some of those trends that you can expect this year, and how they will affect your business.
There are unparalleled benefits of partnering with a managed services provider (MSP) when you’re on a tight budget. With an MSP, you get 24x7 IT support, access to IT expertise, remote network monitoring, and proactive monitoring, all this for a flat monthly fee.
Mobile technology has progressed leaps and bounds in the past 20 years – we’ve moved from using brick-like cellular phones with huge antennas to super-slim, touch-based smartphones, tablets, and convertible laptops. With the parallel growth of the Internet, these devices have helped us get even more connected and made life extremely convenient, but this increased connectivity has also heightened the security risks associated with mobile devices. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that Wi-Fi and mobile devices will account for nearly 80% of IP traffic by 2025.
We’ve already discussed how cyber attacks are a serious threat to businesses and the best ways to stay safe from such attacks. If you have a small to mid-sized business, you may feel that you don’t need to worry about cyber security as much. However, this is not the case at all. According to industry statistics, almost two-thirds of all cyber attacks are now directed at small businesses. In the unfortunate event that your business is hit by a cyber attack, what do you do? We list down the five most important steps to take in such a scenario.