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Why Automating Patch and Update Management is Essential To Businesses

You know how it goes. We are working on our PC's at one moment and enjoying how things are going. The next moment there is a notification that pings. You need to allow the most recent updates. Without thinking, we hit the "remind me later" button. We say we are busy and there is so much to do today. We say we can always do it later. 

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Many small businesses make the mistake of skipping policies. They feel that things don’t need to be so formal. They will just tell staff what is expected when it comes up and think that is good enough.

This way of thinking can cause issues for small and mid-sized business owners. Employees are not mind readers. Things that you think are obvious might not be to them.

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Why There's an Urgent Need for Companies to Modernize Their Endpoint Protection

Large companies and small businesses are seeing an ever-growing number of cyber threats that attack their endpoints. Their regular endpoint security software may fail against advanced cyberattacks and render them ineffective and outdated. According to a report by Ponemon Institute, 2018 placed a destructive hit on 64% of organizations due to endpoint attacks. 

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You have completed your annual phishing training. This includes teaching employees how to spot phishing emails. You’re feeling good about it. That is until about 5-6 months later. Your company suffers a costly ransomware infection due to a click on a phishing link.

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5 Ways to Mitigate Insider Threats (They're on the Rise!)

Insider Threats have been on the rise lately and companies find it hard to figure out the best security service or strategy that will thwart them. According to research, incidents associated with insider attacks had a 44% rise in the last two years. Employees contribute to about 40% of these threats with easy access to sensitive information. Business owners must deal with such incidents by wielding weapons as strong as those used against external attackers. 

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One of the big draws of a laptop computer is that you can use it anywhere. You don’t need to have it plugged in all of the time because it has an internal battery.

Your laptop may start out with several hours of battery life when you first buy it. However, the lifespan can get shorter as time goes by and battery health takes a hit. Sometimes this can be due to a lack of PC maintenance. Other times, it's due to the environments that the laptop is subject to (such as a hot car).

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The Benefits of Using Passwordless Logins

The security of IT services has been reduced over the years. This is due to traditional authentication methods like usernames and passwords. While this has been considered the best security strategy for decades, the increased susceptibility to cyber-attacks means it is time to switch lanes. Passwordless authentication is one of the go-to security options in recent times. According to research in 2021, it has positively impacted the security of many companies in the U.S. and Canada. Why is it creating such a buzz?

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Credential theft is now at an all-time high and is responsible for more data breaches than any other type of attack.

With data and business processes now largely cloud-based, a user’s password is the quickest and easiest way to conduct many different types of dangerous activities.

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Best Practices for Setting Up a Permanent Hybrid Office

A hybrid office setup is a procedure in which a firm’s executives and employees work on-site and remotely. The idea is to offer workers and managers the best of both worlds.

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How much does your business rely on technology to keep your organization running forward? As business technology becomes more complex, it’s becoming increasingly popular for organizations to have their own internal IT departments to manage and maintain it. Yet, small businesses don’t often have the necessary funds for such a feat. How can your company afford quality IT service? You can start by pursuing managed IT solutions from a managed service provider.

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