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Server Patch Management Best Practices
March 14, 2023
Businesses are increasingly dependent on technology to enable their operations, and the security of their digital assets has become a constant pressing concern. In addition to implementing proactive measures to secure their infrastructure, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, companies should prioritize server patch management as a key component of their vulnerability management practice.
Ballast Services, Inc Recognized on CRN’s 2023 MSP 500 List
February 23, 2023
Ballast Services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ballast to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category for 2023. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the industry-leading service providers in North America who are driving a new wave of growth and innovation for the channel through forward-thinking approaches to managed services, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions while maximizing their return on investment.
Phishing attacks are bombarding SMBs- 2022 Report
February 17, 2023
Watch Out! Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are constant targets of cybercriminals due to the assumption that they have weak security protocols in place. One of the most common forms of cyber-attacks against SMEs is phishing, which is an attempt typically using email, or collaboration platforms such as Teams and Slack.
Cyber Criminals Are Targeting Your Industrial Controls: How to Protect Your Organization
February 08, 2023
Industrial control systems (ICS) are the backbone of modern manufacturing and critical infrastructure such as energy production and these systems are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Critical infrastructure and manufacturing capability are often targeted by cyber groups with nation-state support to create strategic geo-political outcomes.
The Shortage of Cybersecurity Workers in 2023 Creates Trouble for Mid-Size and Enterprise Businesses
February 02, 2023
Cybersecurity is a mission-critical aspect of business operations, and the shortage of skilled workers in this field is a growing concern in 2023. Even with an increase in layoffs in many areas of the IT industry, there are an estimated 530,000 open cybersecurity positions in the United States as of January 2023.
Cyber criminals use legitimate IT RMM tools to control computers
January 26, 2023
Remote Management and Monitoring (RMM) are commonly used by IT professionals to remotely access and manage computers. However, cyber criminals have found ways to exploit these tools, using them to gain access to a computer to install malware and discover and exfiltrate data.
Patch Management is a Critical Component of Cybersecurity
January 25, 2023
Your organization depends on your information technology stack to operate your business and store sensitive information. As a result, the risk of cyber-attacks such as ransomware and data breaches potentially crippling your business has increased significantly. One of the most effective ways to mitigate these risks is through the implementation of a comprehensive patch management strategy.
Why You Need Regular Risk Assessments for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
January 11, 2023
Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) planning are essential for any organization, as they help ensure that the company can continue to operate in the event of a disaster. However, to develop an effective disaster recovery and business continuity plan, it is critical to conduct a risk assessment on an annual basis to understand your business risk as your business changes and cyber risks grow in type and complexity.
Cyber Insurance has become a Conundrum
January 06, 2023
Cybersecurity is a critical concern for organizations of all sizes, and cyber insurance can provide financial protection in the event of a cyber-attack. However, many organizations may find it challenging to get affordable cyber insurance with premiums skyrocketing in cost and with ever-changing requirements to get or keep a policy. Managed security services can make it easier for organizations to get cyber insurance by helping to reduce their cybersecurity risk.
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