Kaseya Cybersecurity Breach: What Happened & How to Respond

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Kaseya announced that it was hit with a sophisticated cyberattack over the July 4th Weekend. What Happened? This supply-chain ransomware attack leveraged a vulnerability in Kaseya VSA (Virtual System Administrator) software.  To clarify, VSA is a set of tools used by MSPs (Managed Service Providers) to manage and monitor computers. This is one of the worst cyber-attacks to have hit … Read More

Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees

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Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees The global Covid-19 pandemic left the majority of organizations scrambling to find remote technology solutions to accommodate our new work-from-home environments.  While many employees are returning to the office, several organizations are remaining virtual or will move to a hybrid arrangement. Tips to ensure your organization is leveraging its remote workforce to achieve … Read More

Cybersecurity Compliance – Financial Services Industry

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Cybersecurity Compliance Within the Financial Services Industry The financial industry is a primary target for cybercriminal activity due to the vast amounts of valuable data at stake.  A successful attack can yield massive rewards for hackers.  In fact, 67% of financial institutions reported an increase in cyber-attacks in the past year.  Financial institutions host customer’s personal identifiable information (PII).  Examples … Read More

World Backup Day 2021 is March 31!

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Don’t be an April Fool – Backup your important files. A new McAfee report estimated that the global financial losses businesses felt in 2018 as a result of cybercrime totaled in the $600 Billion range. Cybercrime is a very real and present danger to businesses of all sizes. However, it can be even more damaging to smaller businesses who don’t … Read More

Enhance Your Business Security by Creating a Culture of Safety

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According to the Better Business Bureau’s State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses in North America report: It was found that 47% of small businesses believe the first line of defense for cybersecurity in your business was employee education. (source) This is a continual process and should be performed a minimum of once a year; however, we recommend quarterly reminders. Keep … Read More

November 15-21 is International Fraud Awareness Week

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International Fraud Awareness Week Fraud Week is the perfect time to assess your company’s fraud awareness and to start discussions amongst colleagues, executives and stakeholders in your organization about how important fraud prevention is to your company and to society as a whole. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in their 2020 Report to the Nations on … Read More

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The objective of this collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its partners — including the National Cyber Security Alliance — is to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay secure online. This year’s theme is “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Organizations are encouraged to take proactive … Read More

21st Annual International System Administrator Appreciation Day

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What the Heck is SysAdmin Day?  System Administrator Appreciation Day is held on the last Friday of July.  This year it is being held on July 31st, 2020.  It was created in 1999 and is recognized internationally.  Not all Superheroes wear capes . . .   I.T. Superheroes for example: consult with their clients, design computer systems, purchase and install new … Read More