Here’s how cybersecurity is smartening up

Did you know that in 2021, roughly 281.5 million individuals have experienced some sort of data breach? According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of reported data breaches in 2021 has already surpassed the total for 2020 by a shocking 17%. President and CEO of the ITRC Eva Velasquez said 2021 was just 238 breaches short of tying the all-time high of 1,529, which was set in 2017.

The ITRC also mentions that ransomware and phishing were the two most common methods of attack used by cybercriminals.

Keep cybercriminals from attacking your business printers with these tips

It’s easy to overlook printers when implementing a cybersecurity strategy, as they may seem safe from cyberattacks. But in reality, many hackers these days exploit certain printer vulnerabilities to gather information about businesses or even infiltrate their systems without anyone noticing. Protect your business printers by following these tips. What makes business printers vulnerable to […]

Surf securely with a VPN

There was a time when installing an antivirus program was enough to secure your data, but that’s no longer the case today. Whether you want to keep your online activities hidden from third parties or prevent your data from being intercepted by hackers, you need to invest in a virtual private network (VPN). What is […]

What is proactive cybersecurity, and how do you implement it?

To keep cyberthreats at bay, you need proactive cybersecurity solutions in your arsenal. They identify and contain threats before they wreak havoc on your systems and cause significant productivity and financial losses. Here’s all you need to know about proactive cybersecurity and how to implement it. What is proactive cybersecurity? Traditional cybersecurity is reactive — […]

The importance of conducting an effective cybersecurity awareness training program

Some people might think that data breaches are mainly caused by cybercriminals. However, according to a study by Stanford University and cybersecurity firm Tessian, approximately 88% of all data breaches are caused by errors committed by employees. To mitigate the risks associated with staff making cybersecurity mistakes, it’s not enough to deploy solutions like firewalls and anti-malware programs — It’s also crucial to conduct cybersecurity awareness training programs.

Are your company mobile devices protected?

Mobile devices are indispensable. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gadgets play a big part in everyday processes, especially for individuals and companies that value connection and convenience. But as the number of mobile devices used in business operations increases, so do the cyberthreats that target them. Be sure to follow these steps to safeguard company […]

The biggest cybersecurity myths, debunked

Cyberattacks are becoming more dangerous by the minute, so you must safeguard your business at all times. However, learning about proper cybersecurity protection can be confusing because of all the misinformation available online. So instead of keeping your company safe, bad cybersecurity could expose your organization more to security risks such as phishing scams and malware attacks.

How updated firmware keeps cyberattacks at bay

Your business may have all the latest cybersecurity solutions in place, but if you haven’t updated your computers’ firmware in a while, you may still be at risk of data breaches and other cyberattacks. Here’s how updating firmware can beef up your company’s cyber defenses. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software […]

Shopping for antivirus software? Consider the following points

As viruses, ransomware, and spyware become more dangerous these days, it’s more important than ever to have powerful antivirus protection. When choosing the right antivirus program for your computer, however, there are many things you should consider. Let’s take a look at the most important ones. Cost There are free antivirus programs in the market, […]

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