Why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Back in the day, simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from security threats. Nowadays, it takes more than that to protect your online privacy. Whether you’re sending emails or chatting up a friend online, chances are your Wi-Fi connection can be intercepted. This is why you need a virtual private network […]

There is ransomware for Android devices

There is ransomware for Android devices

Ransomware is not just for computers anymore. Malicious software that can hold Android-running smartphones hostage is growing in number. With that in mind, here are some facts about ransomware, and how you can protect your device from it. How does ransomware make it onto your Android device? Like its desktop equivalent, mobile ransomware needs to […]

3 Types of hackers you should know about

3 Types of hackers you should know about

What do you call someone who hunts for security gaps in computer hardware and software? A hacker, right? What about someone who presents their findings to vendors to help them improve the quality of their products? There is more than one type of hacker, and understanding the difference is important. A complicated history In the […]

Mobile security threats in Android

Mobile security threats in Android

Employees today are working under tight timelines, but thanks to bring your own device (BYOD) policies, they can access critical files and applications to get work done on their smartphones. But BYOD can be a double-edged sword to those who are not vigilant about cyberattacks. If you’re using an Android device, here are five security […]

What exactly is proactive cybersecurity?

What exactly is proactive cybersecurity?

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. Businesses large and small embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity means, so let’s take a minute to go […]

The benefits of hyperconvergence

The benefits of hyperconvergence

Diverting funds away from primary business functions to deploy and maintain IT infrastructure used to be hard for SMBs. However, with hyperconvergence making IT more affordable, it’s now unavoidable. Here’s what you need to know. What is a hyperconverged infrastructure? In a traditional IT environment, hardware for networks, servers, and storage had to be purchased […]

5 Easy tips for preventing data breaches

5 Easy tips for preventing data breaches

Keeping your personal and professional information safe from cybercriminals is not easy. It takes constant vigilance and frequent training. There are dozens of simple tools and tips to help people with almost zero expertise stay safe online, but these five are our favorites. 1. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) This tool earns the number one spot on […]

Assess risks before buying new software

Assess risks before buying new software

The growing market for cybersecurity products is a sign that businesses are taking the issue seriously. But before your company jumps into investing in any product, ask yourself if it’s really necessary. Find out how you can make the most out of cybersecurity products by conducting a risk assessment. Uncover threats and vulnerabilities Every business […]

What to do in case of a website breach

What to do in case of a website breach

Big companies like Yahoo, Target, and AOL are often at risk of data breaches because of the large volume of data they collect and store. And when a data breach occurs, individual users are the ones hardest hit. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to mitigate damage from disastrous data breaches. Determine […]

SMB routers targeted by VPNFilter malware

SMB routers targeted by VPNFilter malware

Earlier this year, news broke that a malware strain named VPNFilter was infecting hundreds of thousands of devices. If you didn’t act then, now’s the time. Security experts have updated their threat assessment and its much worse than they originally thought. Small businesses are especially at risk and need to take action. VPNFilter recap A […]