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Posts about Cybersecurity:

On-site + Remote work: How to Secure Your Workforce and Provide a Distributed Environment

Randy Jun 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM
On-site + Remote work: How to Secure Your Workforce and Provide a Distributed Environment

The future of work begins here. Remote work, all signs show, will be a big thing in the post-pandemic world. Companies have found ways to make it successful at this point, and many would like to carry forward the benefits and costs savings into the future. If you plan to blend on-site and remote work environments for the long haul, here is the guide to getting started.

Multi-factor Authentication: Why SMBs Need a Layered Security Approach

Randy Jan 30, 2020 11:59:23 PM
Multi-factor Authentication: Why SMBs Need a Layered Security Approach

Small businesses are just as vulnerable to cyber and network attacks as large corporations since the main concern of hackers is to steal confidential financial information. Once they've seized the data they can use it themselves to compromise accounts or sell it to other criminals on the dark web. Here are realistic ways your SMB can fight attackers, using multi-factor authentication strategies.

True Crime! The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Attempt

Randy Apr 30, 2019 12:59:01 PM
True Crime! The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Attempt

For hackers, American small business culture represents a target-rich environment. Small businesses don’t often possess robust institutions designed to deter attackers. They might not use commercial grade antivirus, and they most likely don’t use tools such as strong passwords or two-factor authentication. They almost certainly don’t employ firewalls, IDS/IPS, or SIEM tools, and all but the largest and most well-resourced SMBs don’t employ a full-time employee to monitor these tools. Many of the decision-makers at these companies don’t see the need for robust security measures.

Strategic Fail: Why SMBs Fail to Plan for Technology & How to Fix It

Randy May 1, 2018 1:41:38 PM
Strategic Fail: Why SMBs Fail to Plan for Technology & How to Fix It

Similar to larger organizations, small businesses perform business-related functions such as sales, operations, accounting, and finance. They must compete with the bigger companies around them, providing the same (if not better) level of customer service and support to keep their customers happy and returning. The difference is that they do it with a much smaller pool of money, time and talent.