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How Your Business Benefits from Managed Services
May 25, 2023
Today, businesses across all industries heavily rely on technology to drive their organization and are investing heavily in new technology to gain a competitive edge while increasing the efficiency of their operations.
MacOS Security Vulnerabilities and the Need for EDR, Patch Management, and RMM Tools
May 11, 2023
As more and more people use Macs in business environments, the types of malware targeting Apple products have become more advanced with more criminal campaigns targeting Mac users. In this blog post, we will review why Macs require Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) software, proactive patch management, and a strong Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform to ensure robust security.
How to Save Time and Money for Your Business with Advanced Managed Services
April 27, 2023
Businesses of all sizes face unprecedented technology and security challenges in 2023. At the same time, businesses are investing in technology to deliver increased profits with reduced costs. This is where outsourced managed technology and security services come into play.
Why Privileged Account Management Is Key to Your Business Security
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.
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.
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.
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