(Rick’s Reflection) Managed IT Service Providers: The Benefits for K-12 Educational Institutions
I’ve recently been reflecting on my days at ConnectEDU and the important role of innovation in the future of education. As my children phase out of higher education and get ready to enter the workforce, this issue hits close to
Software Dependencies: Risks & Security
Although software libraries, packages, and downloadable third-party codes are essential tools for software development, there are some problems associated with using these software packages, which are often overlooked. The more dependencies your software has, the more the need to manage correctly,
Common Cybersecurity Threats for Companies
Cybersecurity is a significant concern for every company, ranging from staff negligence to technological advancements. These days, our biggest challenge is keeping our data safe. Unfortunately, there are various cybersecurity problems plaguing today's business world. In this post, we will be looking
Infographic | Cyber Security Risks In 2022
Many experts believe that cybercrime will cause a significant economic impact in the next few years. In fact, the cybercrime costs are estimated to reach $10 trillion by 2025, and cyberattacks will likely become even more sophisticated. As these incidents can
5 Biggest Data Breaches of 2021
In 2021, data breaches dominated the news. According to data from the ITRC, 2021 saw a 17% increase in data breaches compared to those reported in 2020. The number of data breaches in the third quarter of 2021 was 446, less
How to Stay Safe Online
Online safety is more important than ever before due to the increased usage of the internet. Both adults and children use the internet in various ways every day. This is why it is crucial to make sure that you and
Best Practices for Safe Web Browsing
The internet is beneficial when it comes to many aspects of our lives, like ordering products and learning new things. However, web browsing can come with cybersecurity risks. By 2020, the number of data breaches increased by over a thousand, and
Why You Need Attack Surface Management (and how To Achieve It)
Digitalization has had a huge impact on the way the world functions. It has brought a lot of possibilities to our fingertips. It has become possible to work from anywhere in the world and yet stay connected to the organization.
11 Challenges Plaguing IoT Devices In 2021
From 13.4 billion in 2015, the number of connected devices across global IoT ecosystems increased to a staggering 38.5 billion in just 5 years. Thanks to the rise of home automation systems, connected surveillance devices, wearable tech such as fitness
Are Employees’ Use of Cloud Storage a Security Risk?
As more enterprises encourage the use of the cloud for file sharing and storage by their employees, understanding the risks of cloud computing is important. Without a doubt, employees can create, store, and control information using cloud applications more than
Security in SMBs: why should it be your focus, and what are the best practices?
SMBs are often targeted by hackers because they have valuable information and weak protection measures in place. In this article, we will discuss the main aspects that impact security investments in SMBs, particularly with a focus on challenges and best
How to harness cloud computing security opportunities in 2020?
In the current critical landscape where companies are struggling to ensure continuity, cloud computing security promises to keep the business safe. I know how important the protection of personal information is, especially with the spike in cybersecurity threats so I
IoT security risks for your business
We live in a digitized era where IoT devices are reshaping the way we run our businesses. I recently read an article by Gartner which said that 25 billion connected things will be in use by 2021. This number is
Using a Risk Management Matrix as a Project Management Tool
What could go wrong? This is a question that most project managers have to battle with whenever they are figuring out the chances of success of their project. With the highly volatile nature of the modern business world, a lot
Infographic | How is Social Media affecting your online privacy?
As the rate of digital consumption continues to increase, there are no surprises that 2019 is seen as a milestone of this golden age for marketers. Social media has developed new ways of attracting and keeping new audiences,