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How Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Protects Your Sensitive Information

November 06, 2020

When it comes to cloud security, ensuring your sensitive data remains secure is a bigger challenge than ever. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and according to "The State of Ransomware 2020" report, businesses are attacked by cybercriminals every 11 seconds. The cost of these increasing attacks is anticipated to be around $20 billion by 2021.  So how can your small to medium-sized business (SMB) protect against these organized cyberattacks? Below we review data loss prevention (DLP), which is part of a multi-layer security strategy. DLP is designed to stop the accidental (or intentional) loss of sensitive information from an organization's network, before it's too late.

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Cloud Security

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) How it Protects Data

October 28, 2020

Today, applications and files are no longer all contained within your four walls. Your staff may work from home or is on the move which means they are accessing your company's data and apps from multiple locations and on multiple devices. Your business might require complex passwords, but in reality, your staff is most likely using the same passwords across personal and business accounts, and the cybercriminals know it. To keep your data secure, you need to know who is knocking at the door before you let them in. This is what multi-factor authentication (MFA) is designed for. Read on to lean more about what MFA is and how it works. 

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Cloud Security

Mobile Application Management: Secure Critical Data on BYOD

September 18, 2020

Now more than ever your employees are working on personal devices. A recent Microsoft study reported that 67% of people use personal devices in the workplace. Tasks such as sending emails, reviewing documents, accessing applications, and other business productivity actions are performed on personal devices daily. Employees work on their own devices as a matter of convenience and, for the business, the productivity benefits are appealing. Be informed about the benefits and risks of this growing trend, and learn how you can manage and secure your sensitive company data.

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Workforce Enablement, Cloud Security

Single Sign-On (SSO): What It Is and How It Works

September 11, 2020

As a business leader, keeping your sensitive company data secure is a top priority. As your organization adds more security controls, access to applications may have become more cumbersome. You and your staff are required to sign-in to multiple systems daily, each has its own set of credentials (usernames and passwords) and authentication methods. It's easy to lose track of credentials, and IT administrators are getting bogged down with password resets in addition to applying security policy enforcement within each of the various applications.

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Cloud Security

3 Steps to Secure Information For Your Mobile Workforce

September 01, 2020

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020

Current events have forced many businesses into quickly enabling staff to work from anywhere at any time. Desktops were replaced by laptops that could be taken home, staff using personal devices to access company data, and quick adoption of cloud and mobile apps. The ability to keep your business running took precedence over strategic planning, and now is the time to enable your remote workforce to be productive and secure. This  mobile workforce evolution comes with many benefits, but if it’s not approached with careful thought and planning, it can also come with a unacceptable level of risk.

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IT Solutions & Support, Cloud Security

New Statistics Warn About the Urgent Need for MFA

August 13, 2020

Has your small and medium-sized business (SMB) moved to the cloud, but not enabled Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? This tool is a proven game-changer for data security in the fast-growing shift to remote work. So why do statistics show that enforcing MFA within organizations is very low? MFA is part of your cloud services and simply needs to be enabled and enforced to provide secure end-user access to your corporate data. Here is a look at some revealing statistics that show just how important enabling MFA has become to keep the cybercriminals out of your network.

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Cloud Security

Multi-Factor Authentication's 8 Cloud Security Advantages

May 21, 2020

For years now, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been at the top of cybersecurity best practice lists. MFA has proven to curb data breaches due to compromised credentials (usernames and passwords). According to Microsoft, 99.9% of cyber-attacks on company accounts are preventable with properly deployed MFA. This is a statistic no business leader can afford to ignore.

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Cloud Security

Creating an Evolutionary Cloud Security Roadmap Strategy

April 30, 2020

For many businesses today, the programs and applications used to increase productivity, reduce risk, and control costs are evolving faster than adoption strategies can occur. When this happens, productivity may decrease, while costs and risks may increase; the exact opposite of what they are trying to accomplish. Companies can avoid this situation by applying a forward-looking strategy around cloud adoption and implementation at their organization. 

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IT Solutions & Support, Cloud Security

Changes in the Cloud-Era: Don’t Go It Alone

March 11, 2020

In 1970, around the same time David Bowie was writing “Changes”, Alvin and Heidi Toffler wrote a book entitled “Future Shock,” arguing that the ever-accelerating rate of technological and social change would create fear, confusion, and tension across the globe. In the last 50 years, their predictions have been largely prescient. While technology keeps getting better and has improved our lives in a myriad of ways, there is no doubt that it leaves some people’s heads spinning. What can you do? You can start by asking your IT partner for help.

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Cloud Security

End-of-Life for Microsoft Windows 7

January 14, 2020

The time for Windows 7 has come and gone. As of January 2020, Microsoft stopped providing extended support for the popular operating system. While Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available for the Professional and Enterprise editions of Windows 7, this option comes at an increasing cost to organizations. It's critical to start planning your migration to Windows 10 now.

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Security Bulletins & Alerts, IT Solutions & Support, Cloud Security