Despite the prevalence of malicious cyber breaches, many organizations still fail to prioritize information security. Roughly 67 percent of SMBs experienced a cyberattack last year, but 60 percent of SMBs do not have a cyberattack prevention plan in place. Meanwhile, only 9 percent of SMBs rank cyber security as a top priority, while 18 percent rate it as their lowest priority. At Capital Network Solutions, we try to close this dangerous knowledge gap by collecting and compiling news stories about cyber breaches. In this week's roundup, we look at attacks on the LAPD, the FDNY, and the largest property and casualty insurer in the country.
There are many positives for companies and employees in allowing users to bring their personal devices to work, and the move to BYOD is only set to grow. A report by Global Market Insights found the BYOD market is on course to hit almost $367 billion by 2022, a 10-fold increase since 2014. But that means IT managers need to be on the front foot when it comes to BYOD security.
According to a recent study by IBM and Sophos, U.S. data breaches cost an average of $8.19 million. That's more than double the worldwide average. The costs of a data breach are especially devastating to small businesses, but too many organizations wait to do something until it's too late. In this week's collection of cyber breach news stories from across the country, we look the Capitol One breach, as well as cyberattacks on a museum in San Francisco, a school district in Nevada and a radio station in Florida. We also provide an update on the 2017 Equifax security incident, which recently resulted in the biggest data breach fine of all time.
Despite the widely reported statistic that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses, SMBs remain far too likely to skimp on cyber security basics. As hackers increasingly target low-hanging fruit, small businesses become especially vulnerable to their exploits. Capital Network Solutions delivers network solutions and cyber security improvements to businesses throughout the Sacramento area. However, there are a few security vulnerabilities that small business owners can fix right now, even without the 24/7 support of a managed services provider.
Empowering employees through collaboration gives them the permission they need to go forth and do great things for the company. However, contemporary collaboration can't happen without the right tools. At Capital Network Solutions, we want you to have the tools you need to foster teamwork and efficiency within your organization. We can help you plan and implement solutions like Microsoft Teams that will give your employees the freedom to collaborate. Contact CNS today at (916) 366-6566 to learn more about how we can help your Sacramento area business grow and evolve to meet the challenges of the future.
Running your own in-house IT support team can be prohibitively expensive for SMBs. However, managed services providers (MSPs) are lightening the IT budget burden with a more cost-effective approach to managing your IT needs. Outsourcing your IT support to an MSP like Capital Network Solutions saves you needing to pay full-time salaries to in-house IT staff, and can connect you with industry-leading IT expertise for a fraction of the cost of employing an experienced CTO.
A lack of smart software patch management cost the people of Baltimore $18 million in a ransomware attack. Now imagine what it could do to a vulnerable small to medium-sized business. In this post, we discuss the importance of security patch management. We also go over some Windows patch management best practices that could keep your business network safe.
You only need to look at the explosive growth of services like Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite and Amazon Web Services for evidence of the trend for towards cloud computing. Businesses have a unique opportunity to achieve tremendous cost-savings and revenue growth in this brave new world while developing future revenue opportunities for their firms. But you need to plan for the move to ensure your business benefits from adopting a cloud-based infrastructure. At Capital Network Solutions, we have experience migrating businesses of all sizes to Office 365. If you want to take advantage of everything the cloud has to offer, call CNS to set up a consultation.
Technology may be changing faster than ever, but successful organizations are still reliant on the expertise of employees, partners, and vendors to win the IT race, according to a recent OneAffiniti survey. That finding is one of several key IT trends identified in OneAffiniti's 2019 Business IT Trends Annual Report, which explored the differences between successful and unsuccessful businesses concerning the use of IT. Click to read more revelations from this survey of over 600 decision makers.