Each week our security team tracks threats, vulnerabilities, and patches announced by leading IT experts and vendors to ensure we prioritize and address them for our managed IT services clients. If you're not a client, make sure your team knows about these security events from October 2021, as well as future ones.
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[Security Tip!] What's MFA and Why's It Important?
Maintaining a strong security posture means being vigilant and aware of threats and vulnerabilities across the vast IT spectrum. An additional security layer to consider is multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA is also known as two-factor authentication (2FA).
Topics: primeCLOUD cyber security cyber insurance MFA multi-factor authentication user identification password
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Security Tip: Track Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Patches Weekly
Does your IT team track reported security threats, vulnerabilities, and patches as often as weekly? We do. In fact, our primeCLOUD customers receive notifications about the impact each week, along with an explanation of how our team is mitigating risk on their behalf. Review last week's summary to understand the potential impacts and interventions.
Topics: primeCLOUD cyber security cyber threats security patches security vulnerabilities
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Should Your Business Consider IT Outsourcing?
The growing risks associated with data/system security have prompted many senior care organizations to wonder if outsourcing IT is better than managing it in-house. Certainly, it relieves executives of some worries, but how do you decide what's right for your organization?
Topics: MSP smbs primeCLOUD IT Outsourcing
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Conduct A Free Cyber Security Self-Audit
Get Our Free 10-Point Checklist.
If you're a small-to-medium-sized business, you probably hate to think about – or spend on – the security of your data and transactions. We get it. But, the cost of not putting minimal best practices in place could be greater. Want to see if you have the basic protections in place? Start by downloading our free 10-point cyber security checklist.
The following stats may provide the motivation you need to protect your data and transactions.
The Cost of Cyber Attacks
The cost of a cyber security event can be well into 6 figures – no matter what size your business.
Top Causes of Cyber Attack1
- Human error
While any industry is vulnerable, some seem more targeted.
Industries with Most Cyber Claims2
- IT and telecom
- Retail and wholesale
Cyber Attacks Rise Amid COVID-19
As 87% of 1H 2020 incidents, cyber-attacks continue to threaten.3
Most Frequent Types of Attacks4
- Funds-transfer loss
- Email compromise
There are a couple of ways for you to protect your business. You can, of course, put appropriate technology in place. But secondarily, you can invest in cyber insurance. We'll discuss both during our April 14 cyber security webinar, 'Want to Avoid Cyber Sharks? Swim with the School,' with guests from the Willis Towers Watson risk management division.
In the meantime, download our free 10-point checklist and let us know how your self-audit turns out. We can help fill the gaps in your defense.
Sources: 1-2 & 4) Willis Towers Watson, 'Cyber claims analysis report,' (2020). 3) Coalition, 'H1 2020 Cyber Insurance Claims Report' (2020)
Topics: cyber security phishing ransomware hacker
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4/14 Webinar: SMB Cyber Security Essentials with Willis Towers Watson
Want to Avoid Cyber Sharks? Swim With The School.
Topics: cyber security cyber insurance small businesses
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Should Small Businesses Worry About Cybersecurity?
The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) suggests 'yes.' To help small businesses know more about what exactly they should be worried about, the SBA offers recommendations on how to Stay safe from cybersecurity threats. The cost of a security incident can be in the billions, an amount small businesses certainly can't sustain.
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IT Outsourcing is More Critical Than Ever
In this May cio.com article, IT Outsourcing is back – And IT’s more critical than ever we learn 'organizations now understand that success relies upon their ability to creatively apply and extend IT in ways that sets them apart from competitors.' As a result, 'outsourcing is back' and 'driven by new motivations like business growth, customer experience, and competitive disruption.'