2019 wasn’t short on horror stories regarding data breaches that occurred on businesses. In fact, the first six months of the year saw more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches, which exposed a whopping 4.1 billion compromised records. And these were high-profile breaches, too: eight breaches in 2019 alone compromised 3.2 billion records.
As the new decade starts, cybercriminals are already preparing to launch dangerous cyberattacks on individuals and businesses. Cyberthreats such as ransomware, phishing, and cryptojacking attacks have been successful over the past few years, and this year’s threats are expected to be more difficult to stop.
The first six months of 2019 saw more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches, which exposed 4.1 billion records, according to a study. While there are many possible solutions to mitigate data breaches such as threat monitoring and employee training, security issues still occur, and cybercriminals continue to gain access to confidential company data.
A new year is almost upon us, and many people are coming up with “New Year’s resolutions” — pledges to accomplish a personal or professional goal, or to improve someone’s life. Whatever the intention may be, it’s important to be realistic and stay focused on what needs to be accomplished.
The year is quickly coming to a close, and it’s time for your business to evaluate how it did. This includes identifying aspects that worked well and those that need improvement. For instance, you may find that your current managed IT services provider (MSP) won’t be able to keep up with your anticipated business requirements or is currently failing to deliver their promised level of service to your company.
Cyberattacks are becoming more dangerous these days, and it’s not just large enterprises that are falling victim to them. In fact, 43% of cyberattacks are now targeting small businesses. This is because cybercriminals are taking advantage of small companies that don’t have the resources for extensive security solutions.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is currently one of the most effective ways to secure an online account. Entering usernames and passwords is the default way of accessing accounts, but MFA adds one more requirement to authenticate the identity of a person logging in, such as having to enter a one-time smartphone code.
With digital technologies now playing a crucial role in business operations, the need to protect those assets is greater than ever. Online transactions and other digital platforms are all potential gateways for cyberattacks conducted by financially motivated hackers.
The demise of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system (OS) is looming, and many organizations are preparing for it. We’ve previously discussed what its end of support means for your business, and now that you understand the consequences of staying on with Windows 7, it’s time for you to learn why you need to upgrade to a more modern and secure OS like Windows 10.
Windows 10 offers almost the same familiar functionality as its predecessor but comes with a plethora of new features that make it ideal for productivity.
When your business decided to migrate to the cloud, better data security was probably one of the benefits you were aiming for. Compared to in-house systems, the cloud hosts your files via the internet, and with its redundancy features, even if one copy goes offline, another can still be accessed.