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6 Tips to Get the Most out of Microsoft Azure for Your Business

Microsoft Azure is an incredibly powerful cloud platform for businesses, but only if you know how to use it. Find Azure tips and tricks here.

The Benefits of Using an Azure Managed Services Provider

Whether you’re already using Azure or want to migrate, working with an Azure MSP makes your life easier. Discover x benefits of choosing an Azure MSP.

9 Key Virtualization Benefits

Virtualization frees you from the limitations of hardware. In this guide, we’re covering nine virtualization benefits that any organization can enjoy.

Cybersecurity Trends 2023: What to Watch For

As of June 2022, organizations have lost over $43 billion in business email compromise (BEC) attacks alone since 2016. And cyberattackers will continue profiting off vulnerable companies via BEC and other methods next year. Therefore, you should closely monitor current cybersecurity trends, as protecting your company’s data, employees and finances will be paramount. While it’s… Read More

10 Patch Management Best Practices to Boost Your IT Security

Is your business practicing regular patch management? Software patching can be a tedious process, but neglecting it can put your system at risk for cyberattacks and data breaches.  Here are some startling statistics from Ponemon: 60% of breach victims said they had an unpatched known vulnerability  62% were unaware they were vulnerable before data breaches… Read More

6 Reasons Every Business Needs to Set Up Web Content Filtering

Virtually every business today relies on internet access for its operations. But with cybersecurity threats posing a constant risk, it’s often easier to completely block access to specific sites and online activities with web content filtering. That way, if users try to or accidentally navigate to blocked sites, they’ll find they can’t access them. This… Read More

3 Cloud Migration Risks and How to Avoid Them Successfully

The future is in the cloud. With each passing year, more companies are migrating their apps and data from legacy, on-premise data centers to cloud-based storage. If done strategically, a cloud migration can strengthen cybersecurity, increase cost savings, and provide a flexible, scalable and agile solution. But for that, you must account for significant cloud… Read More

Zero-Day Attack Prevention Steps You Can Take Today

Zero-day attacks rank among the most serious and prominent threats an organization can face within the realm of cybersecurity. For example, in the first half of 2022, Google Chrome experienced at least four zero-day exploits. Because these threats pop up so frequently, it’s imperative that your company practice zero-day attack prevention strategies.   But what is… Read More

Understanding the 5 Types of Intrusion Detection Systems

As the number of cyberattacks and intrusions continue to rise, monitoring and securing your company’s network has never been more pressing.  In 2021 alone, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than 800,000 complaints about data breaches, malware and more. These complaints totaled nearly $7 billion in losses—and they only represent the reported… Read More

8 Workstation Security Best Practices For Your Business

When it comes to enterprise security, a company’s primary focus tends to be on the risk of an external cyberattack. While such concerns are justified, it’s also vital to consider vulnerabilities inside your organization.  95% of all cyberattacks can be traced directly to human error. Therefore, your team’s day-to-day tasks and duties may offer the… Read More