What are Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and How to Find the Right One

If you’ve ever wondered what Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are and how to find the right one, this article is for you. We’ll explore what MSPs are and give tips on finding an MSP that fits your business well. First, let’s look at what MSPs are. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer IT services for businesses …

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Fake Flash messages are being used as a cover for a new ‘botnet’ campaign. If you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge you could be a target.

It is the fastest growing crime on the planet…

Ransomware is terrifying. Just terrifying. It’s the fastest growing crime on the planet… but what does ransomware mean to you? Imagine switching on your work computer one morning. And instead of the screen you normally see, the screen has gone totally red. There’s a message telling you your business’s data has been locked. And the …

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What is gained from Cybersecurity and Physical Security Convergence?

It amazes me that I still sometimes hear people talking about cybersecurity (logical security) and physical security as if they’re separate issues to address and manage. Today, in our connected world, that’s not the case at all. Our digital world has produced a convergence of physical and logical security that brings value to how you …

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Can your business pass the data privacy test?

Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the United States. According to NCSA: “Data Privacy Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Launched in Europe and adopted in North America in 2008, Data Privacy Day brings together businesses …

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Three Practices for Defending Against the Threat from Inside

Cybersecurity Insiders and Crowd Research Partners recently released their “Insider Threat 2018 Report.” The report surveyed 472 cybersecurity professionals about their view and position on the threat posed by “insiders” – the employees and partners that have access to an organization’s business operating systems and data. The report reminds us that protecting against the insider …

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Four Tips for Safe and Secure Holiday Shopping – Buyer Be Aware!

Post-Thanksgiving shopping has changed. Black Friday now begins on Thursday (if not sooner) and the Cyber Monday deals may last all week (or longer). But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care to protect your personal information and your finances, whether shopping with your feet in the stores or with your fingers online. Here are …

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Kick-off National Cyber Security Awareness Month with nine tips for safer computing

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. A collaborative effort between government and industry, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) provides education, information, and best practices for staying safe online to consumers, employees, parents, and children. Essential tips and advice have been broken down into three key themes: Keep a clean machine, protect your personal information, …

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Cybersecurity Awareness Event to Offer Practical Tips on Identity Theft Protection for Individuals and Small Businesses

 Local business owners and the general public are invited to a free Cybersecurity Awareness Event on August 17 at 6:30 PM in the Pembroke Office Park Building in Virginia Beach. Industry experts will explain – in layman’s terms – why cybersecurity is more important than ever and what practical steps individuals can take to protect …

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WannaCry Ransomware Teaches Painful Lesson in Patch Management

Irony. A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. When you think about it, isn’t it ironic that we spend a great deal of money on expensive bags, covers and screen protectors to protect the OUTSIDE of our computer devices when …

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