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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 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.
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.
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.
January 04, 2023
Technology is constantly evolving and companies must adapt to stay competitive. Unfortunately, with each change comes the risk of introducing vulnerabilities and new attack surfaces. Cybercriminals are always on the lookout for these vulnerabilities, and they're not wasting any time exploiting them with increased use of vulnerabilities becoming a trend in 2022. That's why speed matters when it comes to protecting companies from cybercriminals.
December 14, 2022
It’s 2023 and cybercrime is a growing concern for organizations of all sizes. A single cyber-attack can cause significant financial loss, damage to reputation, and a loss of sensitive information. One of the most effective ways to protect against such attacks is to have secure backups in place.
December 09, 2022
EDR is a vital tool for businesses looking to secure their networks and data. It provides a proactive approach to cyber security, detecting and responding to potential threats. Additionally, it is a requirement for many cyber security insurance policies, providing insurance providers with the necessary information to assess the risk of a cyber attack and determine the appropriate level of coverage.
November 04, 2022
When you think of retail businesses, you probably think of customer service, sales, and stocking the shelves. But did you know that cyber security is just as important? With the rise of e-commerce and the increased use of technology in the retail industry, it's more crucial than ever to protect your business from cyber threats. And one of the most important ways to do that is through firewall management.
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