Remote workers using personal smartphones and tablets to perform business tasks has become commonplace. Businesses should implement policies to reduce exposure to cybersecurity risks resulting from unprotected personal devices. A bring your own device (BYOD) policy allows workers to be flexible and productive, whether working from home or at the office.
Team members use smart mobile devices for a variety of work activities, and the sharp increase in employees working remotely has only expanded the utilization of personal devices such as phones and computers. However, without rules regarding the use of personal devices, business data could be exposed to significant security risk.
Outsourcing business cybersecurity to experts is prudent because cybercrime is at an all-time high and threats are becoming increasingly complex. With reliable cybersecurity experts managing IT system security, businesses are able to focus on core goals and projects, knowing critical business data is safe.
Most organizations know the importance of implementing a security awareness training program, but not all know how to implement effective programs. An effective security awareness training program is equally important to the myriad of cybersecurity tools chosen to fend off threat actors, or more commonly known as hackers.
For many businesses, a hybrid cloud environment is essential to successful digital transformation. A hybrid cloud is composed of a combination of on-premises infrastructures plus private and/or public clouds. Businesses that use a hybrid cloud environment enjoy numerous benefits such as lower capital expenditure, unlimited scalability, and reliable distributed services across multiple platforms.
Cybersecurity threats are most often expected from outside a business – such as from ransomware attack. Primary cyber defenses, including firewalls, antivirus software, and security patches, have been designed to protect against outsider threats. However, a company may unknowingly be exposed to attack via insider threats.
Computer users are familiar with notifications that appear and prompt installation of updates. While users may be tempted to ignore these messages, especially during busy times, software upgrades are important and should not be underestimated. These prompts signal continuing support provided by software developers for software products, which can be critical to ongoing security of software as well as data and network systems.
Many businesses invest in servers primarily to increase processing capability. With a powerful server, a business can store large volumes of data, improve PC performance, and free up computer storage space. However, on-site physical servers can be expensive, considering upfront costs and maintenance.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and Colorado State University’s Tropical Weather & Climate Research center released its first formal forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. CSU predicts an above-normal level of activity, anticipating 17 named storms including 8 hurricanes this year.
With about 350,000 new malware threats released daily and nearly one cyberattack occurring every 39 seconds, safeguarding data has been thrust upon business owners and executives as a top business priority. Undergoing a comprehensive technology assessment is recommended as the best place to start because it exposes weaknesses in current IT infrastructure and identifies areas for remediation before malicious actors exploit vulnerabilities.