When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, businesses across the country sent their workforces home and quickly learned of limitations within their infrastructure. The companies that had already fully embraced the cloud were slightly ahead of the competition.
Despite the razor-sharp instincts and cat-like reflexes that enable a Nascar driver to slingshot around the track at over 200 mph, when he drives home to his family, he protects himself with vehicle insurance just like the rest of us do. That’s because no driver is perfect and everyday traffic is full of many risk factors outside your control.
In the cybersecurity world, an insider threat is an individual or business partner who uses company data inappropriately. Today’s companies must take proactive steps to prevent insider threats, which is why we put together some tips and tricks. #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]
If your business is running on a Windows 10 operating system (OS), you should be careful of Snatch, a new strain of ransomware that can easily bypass its security protocols. Discovered by a research team in Sophos, this malware can slip through Windows 10’s security software by rebooting your computer in Safe Mode and disabling […]
Thorough IT infrastructure builds tend to be cost-prohibitive and consequently, difficult to justify for many businesses. Hyperconvergence is a great alternative to traditional IT builds, both in terms of cost and robustness. What are hyperconverged infrastructures? In a traditional IT environment, networking, server, and storage hardware need to be purchased separately and configured to work […]
Over the last few years, different versions of ransomware have sprung up, all aimed at extorting money from your business. Before you even consider paying for the release of your data, the first thing you must always check is if there’s a free cure for the ransomware that infected your systems. The state of ransomware […]
Advances in technology have made life easier, but have also paved the way for cybercriminals to steal your data. This can be a big blow to small business owners who often take data security for granted. To secure your data, follow these simple tips. Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former FBI Director […]
Macs may be heralded as more secure than their competitors, but they too can be hacked. Malicious programs that appear like harmless files or apps can infect your computer and cause it to slow down to a crawl. If this ever happens, you must be able to remove the malware quickly before the infection gets […]
5 lessons to learn from 3 Midwest case studies
You’ve heard it before. It’s not a matter of “if” your business might become the subject of a cybersecurity threat, it’s “when.” That includes those of us living and working right here in the greater Kansas City area.
Because of the increasing value of cryptocurrency, it comes as no surprise that hackers have geared up to get more of it. They use a process called cryptojacking, which can considerably slow your PC down. If you notice your computer is performing in a subpar manner, hackers may already be using your hardware to make […]