Blog 3 – How small businesses can go big on cybersecurity

Good Fences Make for Secure Data

Investing in firewalls, anti-malware and data encryption software

Firewalls and anti-malware tools can help you by keeping unwanted actors out of your IT network. These tools work by restricting access to only pre authorized users and these are primarily defensive measures. Data encryption software, on the other hand, is more proactive and works to code your data and store it in a different form such that it makes sense to only those who are authorized to access it, using a decryption key. Proactive measures are your strongest […]

Blog 2 – How small businesses can go big on cybersecurity

SMB and Some Basic Employee Security Issues

Training teams

Your employees are your first line of defense. Training is a basic requirement and should be conducted for every employee. This necessitates involving Human Resources so that businesses incorporate cyber security training from the first day of onboarding. must train their employees on cybersecurity best practices and also constantly update them with information about the latest scams and techniques adopted by cybercriminals. This will help employees identify situations where they may end up becoming victims of cybercrime or unwittingly compromise the organization’s cybersecurity. Untrained employees may […]

Blog 2 – How small businesses can go big on cybersecurity

SMB and Some Basic Employee Security Issues

Training teams

Your employees are your first line of defense. Training is a basic requirement and should be conducted for every employee. This necessitates involving Human Resources so that businesses incorporate cyber security training from the first day of onboarding. must train their employees on cybersecurity best practices and also constantly update them with information about the latest scams and techniques adopted by cybercriminals. This will help employees identify situations where they may end up becoming victims of cybercrime or unwittingly compromise the organization’s cybersecurity. Untrained employees may […]

Blog 1 – How small businesses can go big on cybersecurity

Cybercrime – Two basic routines to Protect Your Data

Cybersecurity is certainly not something to be ignored by organizations no matter how big or small they may be in terms of client base, staff or sales revenue. This is because cybercriminals don’t discriminate when it comes to choosing their victims. While bigger organizations may be better equipped to thwart a cyberattack, smaller businesses may lack the resources to do so. Also, smaller businesses will find it more difficult to bounce back from a cybersecurity incident. However, that doesn’t mean small businesses should give up on […]

Blog 1 – How small businesses can go big on cybersecurity

Cybercrime – Two basic routines to Protect Your Data

Cybersecurity is certainly not something to be ignored by organizations no matter how big or small they may be in terms of client base, staff or sales revenue. This is because cybercriminals don’t discriminate when it comes to choosing their victims. While bigger organizations may be better equipped to thwart a cyberattack, smaller businesses may lack the resources to do so. Also, smaller businesses will find it more difficult to bounce back from a cybersecurity incident. However, that doesn’t mean small businesses should give up on […]

Blog 4 – WHAT SMBs need to understand about cybersecurity

Why Managed Service may be the way to go for your data security

Since effective cybersecurity should be a proactive effort, not reactive, this means that SMBs tend to overlook the entire issue as something that can be pushed forward into the future.

One way to get around this challenge is to have a service level agreement with an MSP. An SLA with a managed service provider offers multiple benefits such as

  1. The obvious one is, you get the benefit of their expertise. An MSP’s core job is managing IT infrastructure, so when you […]

Blog 3 – WHAT SMBs need to understand about cybersecurity

Why Cybersecurity shouldn’t be taken lightly

Let’s start with a “fun fact”: In 1981, the first cybercriminal was convicted of hacking into the AT&T network and altering its internal clock so it charged off-hour rates at peak times. So, it turns out that cybercrime is not all that new. But it stays new in the sense that it is constantly evolving. Cybercriminals now target not only big businesses like AT&T, but also small- and medium-sized businesses. Cybersecurity has to be a conscious decision. It is not something to be taken lightly or […]

Blog 2 – WHAT SMBs need to understand about cybersecurity

You can lose more in a cyber attack than you can imagine

One of the errors many smaller firms make–and some larger ones–is that they really don’t understand the broad-reaching effects of a cyber attack. If someone breaks into your home and steals a laptop, you may think “ well, insurance will pay for the laptop and the broken lock, let’s move on.” In reality, that usually isn’t the end of the story. It may take you a really long time to feel safe in your home. That’s the same problem that […]

Blog 1 – WHAT SMBs need to understand about cybersecurity

Think you are too small to be a cyber attack victim? Think again!

A recent study pointed out that SMBs are increasingly becoming targets of cybercriminals because their cybersecurity measures aren’t as strong, sophisticated, or effective as those of large companies. Often, SMB owners tend to think they are too small to be targeted; in fact, their size and lack of cybersecurity measures make them an easy target for cybercriminals. This blog focuses on what small- and medium-sized businesses need to understand about cybersecurity.

One of the first things to understand is–no matter how lucky or […]

Seven things that pandemic taught us about data security

Seven things that pandemic taught us about data security

As workers fled home to handle everything remotely, organizations had to quickly address new threats and questions that were raised about maintaining the integrity and safety of their data.

From the IT perspective, the pandemic…

  • Reinforced the need to follow good password hygiene
  • Brought to light the need to engage in data security and access best practices through mechanisms like multi-factor authentication
  • Showed us how important staff training is in terms of data security. The ability of employees working remotely in a less secure environment to identify […]