As technology evolves, businesses can encounter numerous obstacles that might feel overwhelming. These include cyber threats, system failures, data loss, and the daunting task of complying with ever-changing regulations. In Eugene, however, businesses have found a dependable ally in our Managed Services Provider (MSP) solutions at StepUP IT Services, which equip them to overcome these obstacles and emerge stronger. The term “IT apocalypse” encompasses several critical challenges that businesses today must confront, so let’s take a look at those challenges and how we work to help you find solutions.
For SMBs, cybersecurity must be a significant concern for businesses of all sizes. While deploying robust security tools and protocols is essential, one often overlooked aspect is the human element. Employees can be both a potential vulnerability and a critical line of defense against cyber threats. You have to ensure that comprehensive user training in IT security is part and parcel of your overall security plan. Let’s take a look at all aspects of budgeting for such training, from strengthening your organization’s data assets to safeguarding your clients, employees, and your entire business.
In today’s digital landscape, the importance of budgeting for IT security cannot be overstated. Beyond safeguarding your data assets, effective cybersecurity measures protect your organization’s productivity, clients, employees, and, ultimately, yourself. Let’s examine how you can effectively budget for IT security to safeguard your organization.
SMBs face distinctive cybersecurity challenges, often rooted in resource limitations and knowledge gaps. The gravity of these challenges becomes evident when we examine recent cyberattacks targeting SMBs. From ransomware to data breaches, these attacks can disrupt operations, lead to substantial financial losses, and damage reputation. To counteract these threats, proactive leadership is imperative. You have to be prepared to examine every aspect of your cybersecurity protocols and fill any gaps that might lead to a breach or data loss.
Zero Trust goes beyond user credentials and MFA. It uses a combination of those, plus continuous verification, location checks, device permissions, and connection monitoring, to lock down your systems and truly bump up your cybersecurity. But the question remains: do you need it? Let’s talk about the benefits of Zero Trust for your SMB.
Passwords are one of the most frequently used factors in MFA, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a commonly used system or software that doesn’t require you to enter a password after your user ID. Because password use has become so universal, we often don’t give them more than a fleeting thought. But passwords still have a critical role to play in MFA. Although MFA vastly improves security, no system is infallible. Ensuring password protection is the first line of defense between a secure system and one vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Multifactor authentication, or MFA, has become ubiquitous in today’s digital world. You interact with MFA daily, from needing to input your debit card and PIN when using an ATM or point-of-sale system or adding your email address and completing a CAPTCHA when ordering an item online. MFA helps prove to the world that you’re really you.
If you’re thinking that small businesses don’t need cyber protection and security, you’re wrong. When it comes to running your business, you wouldn’t tack private information up on a bulletin board and leave the doors unlocked when you’re done for the day—you take steps to protect your and your clients’ assets. That’s just common sense, right? The same should be true for all the data you store on your computers, servers, and in the cloud.
There is a common misconception among cloud users that the Cloud equals a lower cybersecurity risk. There are massive benefits from cloud services, but eliminating cybersecurity risks isn’t always one of them.
A cyberattack can result in a range of costs on your business that can have an impact long into the future – both visible and less visible costs.
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Organizations can put a lot of money into cybersecurity protection. The truth is, even after having the best protection systems in place, sometimes virus intrusion may occur. An effective cybersecurity solution should provide tools for basic protection and detection and include an immediate response plan. Without a detection mechanism, users won’t even know an intrusion […]
Ransomware continues to be the most prominent malware threat, with over 4,000 attacks happening daily in the US alone, since 2016. This translates into 1.46 million attacks annually! Having said that, businesses continue to suffer from ransomware attacks because of a lack of awareness about the best cybersecurity practices. This is a serious problem, as […]
What do Colonial Pipeline, JBS, and most recently, Kaseya VSA all have in common? They all fell victim to elaborate ransomware attacks; however, this does not mean attackers only go after big fish. While many of the attacks that make the news are on multi-million dollar companies, it does not mean SMBs are off the […]
The proverb, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, applies to a variety of situations, but especially in the context of the security awareness of a company’s employees. A simple click on a phishing link can expose a company to major losses, both financially and information-wise. Unfortunately, remote work increases the chances of employees […]