Is your antivirus up-to-date? Are all of your security patches installed? (Are you sure?) Here's a color-coded guide to your four possible security situations, from a leading managed IT service provider in Las Vegas. Plus, expert tips on how to fix the biggest cybersecurity problems and defend against malware.
"Cyber crime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world," said Ginni Rometty, the Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM1. That was two years ago, and since then the damages from ransomware alone have skyrocketed from $325 million in 2015 to more than $5 billion in 2017. How are these costly attacks getting in?
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5 Most Common Tactics Used in Data Breaches
There's a reason why so many managed IT services recommend instituting a strong password policy.
In a never-ending effort to squeeze more money out of the computers they attack, hackers constantly come up with new schemes: stealing confidential information or online banking credentials, installing ransomware that locks away your data unless you pay up, even taking control of hacked machines and renting them out to spammers.
When it comes to investing in technology, your company's bottom line hinges on an intelligent, informed strategy. Yet 69% of non-IT C-level executives plan to invest in IT security without any regard to the ROI, according to a recent survey by B2B International.
The single largest administrative cost for most companies is an IT department, according to a recent Deloitte report. That's why more than 60% of the outsourcing market is driven by IT. Before you switch to a managed IT service provider, do you know the pros and cons of outsourcing IT?
5 Pros of Outsourcing IT
1. Lower operating costs.
Most security breaches happen because of basic, fundamental security errors, according to the Federal Trade Commission. To help raise awareness about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October), the FTC has released information on more than 50 law enforcement actions related to data breaches.