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How to Protect Your Small Business From Insider Threats

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

When small business owners think about their cybersecurity and working on their resilience from cyber threats, they usually consider protecting against hooded hackers, hastily working to get their hands on sensitive data, or in general, external threats. While protection against malicious attackers, ransomware, phishing, social engineering, DDoS and other cyber threats for SMBs should be addressed at the start, many threats can originate from within a business. According to a report by Verizon, 30% involved internal actors, which can include your staff, partners and third-party vendors. And 2021 will see no slowing down of insider threats: Forrester predicts that the…

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What Should Your Small Business Know About Ransomware?

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

Colonial Pipeline, a major fuel pipeline connecting the entire East Coast was hit with the largest-known cyber attack on U.S. energy infrastructure. The security incident which was followed by a shutdown of the pipeline led to panic buying of gas and a sharp price jump. The type of cyber attack behind this devastating incident was ransomware.  Some of the latest predictions show that the global ransomware damage costs will reach $20 billion in 2021, making it one of the fastest growing types of cybercrime. But ransomware is no recent threat. In fact, it has been around since the late ‘80s…

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Top 4 Biggest Cyber Threats for SMBs in 2021

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

When you switch on the news you hear all about data breaches and cyber attacks on household names. In 2020 alone we’ve seen the likes of Twitter, World Health Organization, Zoom and Marriott hotel chain falling victim to malicious attackers. This can oftentimes paint a picture that data breaches and elaborate cyber attacks only happen to Fortune 500 companies or large corporations. But that picture is not the full one. In the past, large companies were the prime targets for attackers, and they do tend to be the ones that make the headlines. But today, nobody is too small of…

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How to Find the Right MSP for Your Nonprofit

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

Nonprofits range from small to large, corporate and educational, spanning across many industries and handling numerous different initiatives. Managing even the small to medium sized nonprofits is taxing with all operations, finance, fundraising, and building community awareness all while working from their overall mission and following governance rules.  When your nonprofit or any kind of a business doesn’t have technology as its main focus, usually there isn’t a dedicated and expert team for handling the technical aspects of the business. While being resilient to cyber threats and keeping up with emerging technology that can help improve several areas of operations…

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Compliance vs Security: Why Compliance Isn’t Enough

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

In November and December of 2013, cybercriminals managed to breach the security of one of the largest US retail chains. In the following months, Target confirmed that personal and financial information of up to 70 million customers was stolen during the breach. Something else Target confirmed was that their systems were reviewed in September 2013 and certified as compliant.  Others, such as Heartland Payment Systems also suffered an equally major breach even though they have been deemed compliant for six consecutive years following up to the breach. While these organizations and their security and compliance teams were measuring their security…

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7 Tips on How to Prevent Computer Viruses

By Brett Ramberg - Co-CEO

7 Tips on How to Prevent Computer Viruses We’ve all been annoyed with pop-ups, spam emails and all those nuisances that we encounter while browsing the Internet. But computer viruses are far from simply annoying. While a virus making its way onto your computer isn’t necessarily the worst thing that can happen, they are continuously present and can spread fast through a network, infecting other computers and wrecking havoc once they get momentum. Any sensitive and confidential information that you store and transmit through your network can be compromised.  There are a lot of computer viruses that we see come…

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Why Compliance Matters for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

Why Compliance Matters for Small and Medium Sized Businesses   Compliance has continuously risen in importance on the corporate agenda. In the past few years, a myriad of new legislation was introduced, most notably in data protection, anti-corruption and even sustainability. Furthermore, the threats facing companies also continue to rise, with fraud and cybercrime being at the front of every business owner’s mind.   While larger companies and enterprises, compliance has long been on top of their agenda. When it comes to small and medium sized businesses, they have started to catch up. Small and medium sized businesses, while often…

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Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365: Which platform is more secure?

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

Cloud-based productivity platforms have become a popular option for many SMBs. The accessibility and collaboration options these platforms provide is unparalleled and it’s not hard to see why their adoption rates are booming. But there are many factors that you need to consider when looking at choosing the right business productivity suite for your business. Some of them are surely functionality, design, ease of use, scalability…and then there’s security.  In the ever-lasting Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365 debate, security can often come as an afterthought while it is truly one of the most important features you need to consider when…

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Google Workspace – New Admin Console

By Brett Ramberg - Co-CEO

Google is updating the look of their Workspace (formerly G Suite) Admin Console. It’s definitely a different look but what’s exciting is the card framework. Google’s goal here is to make it quicker to navigate and find information you are looking for. We find that the vast majority of organizations outside our management only tap into 11% or less of the information found in the Admin Console. We’re hoping this helps change that. Here are the official release notes: Quick launch summary We’re making some updates to the home page in the Admin console. You may notice: A new card-based…

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Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365: Features, Pricing, Storage and Security

By Toby Yoder - Co-CEO

The debate continues. Do you choose Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 as your office suite?  We’ve talked about the benefits of migrating from Microsoft 365 to Google Workspace, and we even explored the option of using them both for different needs. Now it’s time to actually put them head to head and dissect their functionalities and characteristics.  While we have started our Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365 series as a way to share our clients’ experience with migrating from on premise Microsoft to the cloud and Google, there is no need to view Google as be-all and end-all. Microsoft 365…

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