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6 Essential Cybersecurity Measures SMB Owners Cannot Ignore

Businesses today have become extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks. These attacks can result in serious damages such as loss of information and revenue, and interrupted business operations. Cybercrime-related damages reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) in 2019 amounted to over 3.5 billion US dollars. Only timely cybersecurity measures can help small and medium-sized businesses…
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10 Effective Tips on Preventing Phishing Attacks on Your Personal Data

Findings reveal that a whopping 76% of businesses reported being a victim of a phishing attack in 2018. Other reports indicate that 97% of people around the world are unable to identify a sophisticated phishing email. If you’re wondering what phishing is and how to detect phishing attacks, and what phishing prevention best practices entail,…
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4 Ways to Make Remote Work Productive During a Global Pandemic

As COVID-19 spreads, many schools and businesses are transitioning to “remote work” situations to avoid large gatherings of people. Some big businesses, like Fortune and Google, are closing offices to protect their employees and slow down the virus’s spread.  If you’re facing a potential work-from-home period, and your business isn’t used to functioning outside of the office, you’re…
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The Real Reason Why Dental Practices are Such a Prime Hacking Target… and Why You May Be Next in Line

I consider it a big part of my job at InsideOut Networking – one of the most important parts, in fact – to always stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings with cybersecurity around the world. If you want to beat your opponent, you have to learn to think like them – and in terms…
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How Managed IT Services Can Protect from Ransomware

Here’s How Managed IT Services Can Protect Your Systems from Ransomware

In a 2018 survey of InfoSec professionals, the prevention of malware, especially ransomware, was found to be the most pressing cybersecurity issue globally. If you aren’t familiar with ransomware, you should know that it is malicious software that threatens to either block or publish the victim’s data unless he/she pays the ransom demanded. Sounds nasty,…
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Why Your Employees Remain Your Greatest IT Risk

In the past, we’ve written about the importance of taking away employee privileges once they are fired. And there’s a reason for that. Employees can easily become a company’s most significant vulnerability, and it isn’t just malicious former employees who are risks. Modern employees are managing more data than ever — and it’s everywhere. From the…
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Firing an Employee? Don’t Forget About Removing Their Access

As someone who has owned his own IT support and technology services company for a long time, I’ve unfortunately had to let go my fair share of employees over the years. Even if the employee in question is a legitimately poor fit for a company, it’s something that no business professional actually looks forward to.…
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