Network Security Is an Inside Job

Insider threats don’t have to be malicious to be costly. Employee workarounds and policy violations create significant security risks.

Remote work has brought many benefits to both employees and employers, but it has also heightened security threats.

PC Upgrades Pay Off

Keeping Windows 10 PCs up-to-date can help organizations reduce costs, increase productivity and improve security.

Is a penny saved really a penny earned? Not when it comes to running outdated PCs. Research shows that trying to wring the last bit of usefulness out of desktop and laptop computers ultimately results in maintenance, productivity and security expenses that far outweigh hardware replacement costs.

Can Your Firewall Inspect Encrypted Traffic?

Two-thirds of malware attacks are encrypted, driving the need for security tools that can detect these threats without performance lags.

More and more traffic traveling across the Internet is encrypted. According to the Internet Trends Report by venture capitalist Mary Meeker, 87 percent of web traffic was encrypted at the beginning of 2019, compared to 53 percent in 2016. Data from Netmarketshare shows that encrypted web traffic exceeded 90 percent by October 2019. A Google report puts the figure at 95 percent based upon the number of web pages using the HTTPS protocol loaded into its Chrome browser.

So Long, Office 2010

As popular productivity suite is phased out, organizations should turn their focus to cloud-based Microsoft 365.

Microsoft’s popular Office 2010 productivity suite reaches end-of-life status on Oct. 13. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, security updates, patches or bug fixes.

Beyond Backup

Data protection is just one component of a disaster recovery plan.

What would happen to your business in the event of a disaster?

According to experts, the vast majority of business owners would respond, “I don’t know.” The sobering reality is that very few businesses have disaster recovery (DR) plans — of those, very few are complete and up-to-date.

Total Recall

Single sign-on gives end-users just one strong password to remember to access multiple applications and services.

Human memory is fickle. We forget the name of someone we just met, where we parked our car at the mall, even our anniversary. Remembering passwords just adds to the burden.

The Cloud Security Conundrum

Many organizations lack a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities when it comes to securing the cloud.

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the value of cloud computing in business operations. The cloud supports work-from-home strategies by enabling remote access to applications and data, while also providing a cost-effective path to scalable IT infrastructure and innovative services.

Endpoint Protection Is Critical for Securing Remote Workforce

Millions of Americans now working from home are potentially exposing sensitive company information by using unsecured endpoint devices, according to several recent studies. An endpoint is a remote device that communicates with the network. In the case of a remote worker, this is typically a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

How Ransomware Is Evolving

Emboldened by past successes, cybercriminals are launching more targeted attacks and seeking more lucrative payments.

When it comes to ransomware, we may be our own worst enemies. Victimized organizations increasingly choose to pay the ransom in order to regain access to encrypted data — a strategy that appears to be backfiring.

Digital Transformation for SMBs

Smaller organizations are achieving cost savings, productivity gains and competitive advantages by fully leveraging the latest technologies.

New research from TechAisle finds that 51 percent of small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives despite the operational and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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