Cybersecurity is a challenge for everyone. Even the State of Connecticut is struggling to keep up. And when it comes to the central role that modern technology plays in your company’s environment, it could be challenging to stay relevant and competitive if you don’t have the right mix of IT solutions on your side.
For many years, small and medium businesses (SMBs) were unlikely targets for sophisticated cyberattacks. But contrary to popular belief, this has changed dramatically in the past few years as SMBs become more reliant on IT systems while still suffering from weak security and encryption, and lack of security knowledge and best practices.
In the current threat landscape, no organization is safe. Even small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with firewall solutions can be potential cybercrime targets. With previous incidents on ransomware attacks and data breaches, the need for a comprehensive and proactive approach to security becomes even more immediate.
Dysfunctional technology is often the first thing that people blame when there’s a data breach, but studies have consistently shown that human error is behind the majority of cases. In fact, one of Connecticut’s biggest breaches was accomplished by a scammer pretending to be a school superintendent who was requesting teacher W-2s.
Choosing the right technology is critical to enforcing your cybersecurity policies and data safeguards, but it’s only as effective as your employees are at using it.
Business owners should view their cybersecurity programs as two-tiered endeavors. One tier requires having the right equipment and software in place to fend off cyberthreats. The second requires having a maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment and software are doing what they’re supposed to be doing over time.
There are two ways to make sure your company’s IT network runs smoothly. You can either keep the task in-house by placing full-time administrators and technicians on your payroll, or you can outsource the task to an IT support firm. Which one’s better depends on your situation, but outsourcing may deliver benefits you hadn’t thought of.
The most important type of virtualization for business owners is called “Desktop Virtualization.” It allows employees’ desktop computers located in cubicles to run on operating systems that are installed on a machine located elsewhere -- either on a server in your office or a server in a cloud-based data center.
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April 5, 2018 - Middletown, CT - For small and mid-sized organizations that use the Internet as part of their daily operations -- that is to say, for anyone doing business in 2018 -- comprehensive cybersecurity policies and procedures are critical.
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