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Considering LastPass’ Breach, Should Password Managers Be Trusted?

Considering LastPass’ Breach, Should Password Managers Be Trusted?

It’s been about a month since LastPass—one of the most well-known and popular password managers out there—suffered a security breach where attackers managed to worm their way into the systems where LastPass stored its source code. Let’s review the situation, and what your response should be.

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Improve Privacy By Managing App Location

Improve Privacy By Managing App Location

Mobile devices have cemented themselves in day-to-day life, so much so that people feel uncomfortable when they don’t know where their smartphone is or if they don’t have it on their person. Furthermore, devices can keep track of your location; this goes for the applications on your device, as well. How do you keep track of which devices have these privileges, and what do you do to manage them?

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Taking a Look at the True Cost of Ransomware

Taking a Look at the True Cost of Ransomware

Imagine your business becomes the target of a ransomware attack. The situation is dire, and you need access to your data. You decide to pay the ransom, even though all security professionals advocate for the opposite. The worst is behind you, you think. This is unfortunately not the case; there are countless other costs that ransomware can bring to the table, and none of them are good. Let’s examine the true cost of ransomware beyond just the ransom.

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Business Technology Challenges You’ve Got to Think About

Business Technology Challenges You’ve Got to Think About

Business technology is far from the easiest thing to manage, and it’s mostly because managing technology is not the sole focus of companies (unless you’re us, of course). If you can’t overcome your IT challenges, your business could be held back needlessly. Let’s go over some of the common issues your organization might face with regards to technology management and maintenance. 

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There Are Few More Serious Security Problems than Phishing

There Are Few More Serious Security Problems than Phishing

Phishing is a serious matter, so serious that it is responsible for a quarter of all data breaches. Therefore, you need to consider it a threat to your business, whether you think these attacks are obvious or not. Phishing is a popular tool in the hacker’s arsenal, so you should be prepared to address it with your staff to preserve your business’ future.

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Is Your Business One of These Ransomware Targets?

Is Your Business One of These Ransomware Targets?

Ransomware does not discriminate by industry, audience, business size, or otherwise. It will always be a threat to your organization, no matter what you do or who you serve. Let’s take a look at some of the commonly targeted industries that ransomware is used against.

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Don’t Make These Cybersecurity Mistakes Before Going on Vacation

Don’t Make These Cybersecurity Mistakes Before Going on Vacation

Whether you are sitting on a warm beach, taking a scenic train ride out into the countryside, or camping at the foot of a mountain, a vacation can be a great way to disconnect from the everyday buzz of work and screens. Although, if you are like me, you probably bring a few screens with you… let’s assume you keep it to a minimum. Either way, it’s important to not set yourself up for failure when you get back.

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4 Cybersecurity Tactics that Smart Businesses Have Adopted

4 Cybersecurity Tactics that Smart Businesses Have Adopted

In today’s world of cyberattacks and cybercriminals, it’s more important than ever that you are taking the appropriate steps to protect your organization from all manners of threats. We have a list of cybersecurity best practices that you should consider following for your organization’s computing infrastructure. Let’s take a look.

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Tip of the Week: 4 Frontline Password and Security Tips

Tip of the Week: 4 Frontline Password and Security Tips

If you want to secure your online accounts, then this starts with proper password practices. A good password can make all the difference in securing an account, and despite us constantly advocating for additional solutions and security measures, you should never discredit the importance of a password. Let’s go over some of the best ways you can use better passwords in your day-to-day lives.

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How to Apply a Security Policy that Works

How to Apply a Security Policy that Works

The modern business is faced with countless challenges that threaten its existence, many of which stem from the problems associated with network security. If a business doesn’t have policies, procedures, and solutions in place that protect its data and network, it is making a fatal mistake. Here are five suggestions we have for how you can ensure your network is best protected from security threats.

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Tip of the Week: How to Password Protect Specific Files

Tip of the Week: How to Password Protect Specific Files

If you have ever asked yourself if it’s possible to protect a specific file or folder on your computer using built-in Windows functionality, then the answer is yes, it is possible. With some very basic file encryption, you can protect a file on your computer… as long as you aren’t expecting military-grade encryption or security, anyway.

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down on Social Media

Don’t Let Your Guard Down on Social Media

Cybersecurity has many facets, but one of the most overlooked is social media. Hackers frequently use social engineering tactics to target users through their favorite social media platforms. If you’re not observant enough, you could put your business at risk by accepting the wrong friend request or clicking the wrong link. To help you and your employees keep security high on the priority list, we have put together the following tips.

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Cybersecurity Gaffes You Are Probably Making Right Now

Cybersecurity Gaffes You Are Probably Making Right Now

Cybercrime is a major issue for everyone and especially for businesses. In fact, if you don’t have a solid handle on the actions you take, your IT may be more exposed than you think. This month we thought we would go through a few really simple actions you can take to enhance your security posture.

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Want to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity? Don’t Do These 6 Things

Want to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity? Don’t Do These 6 Things

There are few things more important than network security for businesses, and all it takes is one or two mistakes to completely derail all of your efforts. Let’s take a look at network security faux pas, as well as how you can address these issues in an effective way. Here are some mistakes your business might be making in terms of network security and how they can be addressed.

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5 Technologies You Need to Consider for Your Small Business

5 Technologies You Need to Consider for Your Small Business

Small businesses have to be very particular with the way they utilize their resources, especially when it comes to technology. If implemented properly, new solutions can increase agility and efficiency, but if implemented incorrectly, they can lead to substantial upfront costs and additional resources dedicated to management, maintenance, and upgrades. Let’s take a look at what small businesses must consider when prioritizing their technology investments.

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To Maintain Your Security, Trust No One

To Maintain Your Security, Trust No One

Remote circumstances have forced businesses to ask themselves some hard questions, specifically in regards to network security and cybersecurity. We all know that it’s important, but a zero-trust model takes things to a whole other level. Let’s take a look at this concept and why it might be just the model you need to guarantee maximum security for your company.

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Remote Workers Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity, Too

Remote Workers Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity, Too

Cybercriminals have kicked their efforts into a new gear over the past couple of years and taken advantage of many organizations as a result. This month, we’ll discuss what needs to be done to secure endpoints and keep organizational data and infrastructure secure in light of these efforts. 

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How to Prevent Cloud-Based Cybercrime in Your Business

How to Prevent Cloud-Based Cybercrime in Your Business

The cloud has given businesses loads of modern ways to approach operations and management, but it has also given cybercriminals access to even more tools to leverage against their victims. Here are some ways cybercriminals are using the cloud, as well as how you can protect against these threats.

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Cybersecurity is Crucial for These 3 Reasons

Cybersecurity is Crucial for These 3 Reasons

To an extent, we all know how important security is, but unless you are making it an integral part of your operations, chances are you are not doing enough to keep it secure from threats. Your network security might be one of the most critical parts of securing your organization’s future, and not for the reasons you might expect.

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Your Employees are Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

Your Employees are Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

When it comes to cybersecurity, businesses have a lot to worry about, with the costs associated with protecting a network (or responding to failed attempts to protect your network) dominating these costs. While it is incredibly important to protect your business in any way possible, it is often not enough, and even the most careful companies fall victim to attacks.

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