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July 13, 2023
Disaster does not discriminate based on geography or industry – it can strike any organization, at any time, in any form. Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, Flooding, a successful ransomware attack, supply chain disruption, or extended power outage, businesses need to be prepared to ensure continuous operations even when disaster strikes.
June 15, 2023
In recent years, we've seen tremendous advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). One of the most exciting (and simultaneously disconcerting) developments is the ability of AI to impersonate human voices convincingly.
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.
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.
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.
December 01, 2022
ITIL, or Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a framework for IT service management that provides a structured approach to managing IT services. One of the core components of ITIL is Change Management, which is a process for managing and controlling changes to IT services.
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