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Your business’s cybersecurity needs an MSP

With the prevalence of cyberattacks on companies of all sizes these days, businesses cannot afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of their budget priorities. When it comes to cybersecurity, even small businesses should partner with a managed IT services provider (MSP). Here’s why it’s crucial to partner with an MSP that can implement robust […]

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5 Tips for ensuring the safety of your cloud-based data

Cloud computing has transformed the way we do business by giving workers greater flexibility and reducing costs. But while there’s no denying the benefits of cloud computing, it presents several unique security challenges that need to be addressed first.

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What is the difference between an IDS and an IPS?

You may have heard of the terms intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) when setting up your cybersecurity. For most non-IT folks, both terms sound similar, but there’s an important distinction between the two. The main difference is that an IDS monitors network activities, while an IPS controls traffic.

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How to be proactive with your cyber defenses

It is good to have an IT team and/or a third-party partner like a managed services provider (MSP) that helps keep your company protected against cyberthreats. It is even better to have all stakeholders be involved in preventing data breaches. Here’s how everyone can be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity. Understand the threats you’re […]

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Here’s why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Installing antivirus software and using strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With your online activities transparent to internet service providers, third parties, and hackers alike, it’s important to keep your information secure and private by using a virtual private network (VPN). Here’s why. What is a VPN? A VPN creates […]

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Data privacy 101: The most important regulations explained

Data privacy regulations are designed to protect consumers by giving them more control over who gets to access their data and how it can be used. While it’s easy to view these regulations as a burden for businesses, they’re important for a wide range of reasons.

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Surefire ways to protect your email account

If you think your email is safe from hackers, think again. A lack of sufficient email security protocols can lead to data theft, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and successful malware attacks. Here are some tips to secure your email account from unwanted intruders and the many troubles that come with them. Use separate email […]

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Watch out for distributed spam distraction

A lot of people get a handful of spam in their email inboxes every day. While spam can be a nuisance, it only takes a few minutes to delete or block spam. But if you receive tens of thousands of spam all at the same time, a huge chunk of your time and energy will […]

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Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]

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