Last year, the REvil cybercrime gang ruined the Independence Day Holiday for hundreds of American businesses after successfully launching a ransomware attack. The attack forced hundreds of companies to close temporarily. REvil demanded a ransom of $70 million to unlock their files.
This attack isn’t a one-off. Ransomware is a growing threat to businesses across America. Research shows that cybercriminals launch roughly 4,000 ransomware attacks per day and that number is set to increase with the rise of ransomware-as-a-service.Read More
Social engineering refers to a broad spectrum of cyber attacks in which a malicious actor uses psychological manipulation to trick people into sharing sensitive details or clicking on a malicious link.Read More
We all know that digital transformation is crucial for business competitiveness. However, from a sustainability perspective, technology can be detrimental to our planet. Forrester states that IT equipment is responsible for about 1.4% of total global carbon emissions and data centers currently consume close to 1% of electricity in the world.
Microsoft Power Platform is a game-changer for small and medium-sized businesses. It's a trio of applications that aims to democratize access to digital tools like automation, application development and data analytics.Read More
The mobile workforce has come into its own over the last 18 months. After COVID-19 forced organizations to rethink their workplace operations, remote and mobile working quickly became a part of day-to-day business. It’s a trend that is set to skyrocket in the coming years. The International Data Corporation (IDC) believes that by 2024, 60% of the US workforce will be considered mobile workers.Read More
Every company needs to have a data backup and disaster recovery plan in place in this data-first world. Disaster recovery refers to a program used to regain access to data, systems and IT services after an unintended outage. Backup is often a critical part of the recovery process.
Many small and medium-sized business owners (SMBs) think that supply chain attacks won't happen. While SMBs might not be the initial target of a supply chain attack, they can easily get caught up in the crossfire and become collateral damage.Read More
The Microsoft Office productivity suite is a staple in the software cupboard for businesses around the globe. Access to tools like Teams, Word and Excel powers daily business operations. However, smaller businesses may find the costs of Microsoft 365 to be off-putting. This often leads small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to opt for competitors like Google Workspace.Read More