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Cybersecurity preparedness in 2021: Threats + trends to know

You can’t plan for everything. (See: global pandemic.) Yet so much of running a successful business is about proper forecasting. While that certainly includes being an early adopter of key trends, they’re only half the battle when it comes to cybersecurity. The rest of the fight centers on threat prevention, even more so now that

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Covid-19

3 ways leaders should pursue breakthrough innovation during a crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has become an innovation accelerator, igniting a wave of creative problem-solving within organizations in every industry. Resilient companies have quickly adapted to changing market needs and trends and have engaged in continuous learning to survive. But to truly succeed and rise above competitors, companies must embrace “breakthrough innovation.” What is breakthrough innovation?

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Covid-19

Record breakers: 5 companies that cracked the code for virtual events

What’s the most exciting conference you’ve ever been to? Trick question. By and large, conferences have a reputation for being a bit dull. So let us rephrase. What’s the most memorable event you’ve ever been to? No matter your answer, it probably involves some amount of socializing, entertainment and/or new information. But now that more

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Security

Building a human firewall

Work environments are evolving, presenting new opportunities for cybercriminals to compromise company systems and networks. The shift to remote work has forced business owners to adapt, establishing technical measures to ensure remote productivity and security. Technical controls are vital to protecting company data, but all the technical solutions in the world aren’t enough to protect

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Hardware

Why is my PC so slow? 7 ways to speed up a lagging computer

If it seems like your PC is running more slowly than when it was new, it might not be your imagination. Computers really can slow down with age, but not because the hardware itself gets older or wears out – it’s the software that bogs things down over time. Older computers can struggle to run

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Security

What is a SOC & 5 Reasons why you need one

A Security Operation Center (SOC) as a command center made up of skilled security personnel, processes and technologies to continuously monitor for malicious activity while preventing, detecting and responding to cyber incidents. Many industry experts refer to the SOC as a centralized command, aggregating telemetry across a company’s IT infrastructure, spanning network devices, computers, and

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Security

Chapter 9: Advantages of outsourcing your company’s cybersecurity

As the landscape of cyberthreats grows in complexity, a lot of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) look for better options to keep their sensitive data protected. There is a good reason for this, as computer networks are becoming more sophisticated and hackers are getting smarter about their methods of gaining access to corporate information. How

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Security

Chapter 8: Protecting your data with a phishing test

A 2018 report blamed phishing for 48% of all data breaches, most of which occurred during the last three months of the year. With breaches costing companies millions of dollars annually, it’s crucial that you protect your organization from phishing. One of the best ways to do this is to conduct a phishing test. What is

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Security

Chapter 7: Cybersecurity training best practices

Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report had some good news: 78% of office workers in the US didn’t click on a single phishing campaign the whole year. Still, almost one out of five breaches was due to employee error in 2018. When it comes to your business’s cybersecurity, your employees need to appreciate how vital their role

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Security

Chapter 6: Everything Small Businesses Must Know About VPN’s

Operating a business in today’s technological age requires having an internet connection and a digital presence. Companies like RTGroup build private networks for internal use, and they are usually protected by firewalls designed to block unauthorized access. So that the network and data stored and transmitted inside are better protected, security professionals highly recommend using a Virtual Private

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