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April 27, 2023
Ballast Services is proud to be featured as a spotlight profile with MSSP Alert's Top 250 MSSPs for 2022.
April 18, 2023
Privileged account management (PAM) is a security strategy that controls and monitors access to sensitive information and systems within an organization. The goal of PAM is to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive data and systems and that their access is limited to the minimum necessary for their job function.
April 13, 2023
Cost optimization is the process of identifying and implementing strategies to reduce costs while maintaining or improving the quality of services. It's a continuous process that helps IT executives ensure that their organization's technology investments are aligned with the organization's goals and objectives.
March 27, 2023
Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to exploit people's fears and emotions to trick them into divulging sensitive information or downloading malicious software. One common tactic is to use newsworthy events to conduct social engineering and phishing campaigns which are designed to manipulate people into doing something they should not, such as clicking on a link or providing login credentials via timely fraudulent communications that appear to be related to a news event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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