Channel Partners Evolve to Enable Hybrid Work and Combat Rising Cyberattacks
As the industry looks toward 2022, it must also acknowledge the recent turbulent past. Through two unprecedented years of a pandemic and record breaking cyberattacks, Channel Partners across the globe have provided network security solutions to small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in a variety of industries. And throughout 2021, they continued to face challenges in […]
The State of Cybersecurity in Education
While recent attacks on infrastructure have taken center stage, what is less publicized is the rise in cyberattacks on schools. In 2020, K-12 schools alone saw a rise of 18% to 408 breaches.1 Indeed, schools faced a barrage of attacks such data breaches, leaks, ransomware and phishing attacks, as well as an alarming new threat […]
2021 Cybersecurity Wrap-up and Trends for 2022
As 2021 wraps up, we’re taking stock of the year from our cybersecurity point of view. After a tumultuous 2020, this year continued to be a roller coaster of new workplace conditions, disruptive cyberattacks and optimism in government action. Below we list our top 3 trends and hacks that stood out for 2021, followed by […]
How to Reduce the Financial Impact of Cyberattacks to Your Business
There has been a steady stream of significant cyberattacks headlining the news since December 2020 and the Sunburst attack on SolarWinds Orion platform. Fueled by the anonymity afforded by payments made in cryptocurrency, cyber criminals have stepped up their attacks and have gotten bolder with their ransom demands, often seeking millions of dollars. While these […]
What You Need to Know This Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October often conjures up images of fall leaves, pumpkin lattes, and Halloween. But for IT Security professionals and organizations it’s something more; it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a government and industry partnership initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide information on how […]
The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and have recently been front page news with attacks on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS Food and Kaseya. This ever-evolving malware can encrypt your files and block access to them. Previous ransomware attacks stole or accessed data and held that hostage while demanding a ransom and threatening to leak or […]
Is Your Network Security Ready to Get Students Back to the Classroom?
As more districts and universities re-open for in-person classes again, it’s hard not to reflect on the turmoil of the last year. At the blink of an eye students were sent home to learn, leaving IT departments scrambling to find secure distance learning solutions, often with no additional budget or staff. Compounding the challenge was […]
Ransomware 2021 has evolved. Are you keeping up with network security?
As we head deeper into 2021, it’s beginning to feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and we can all take a deep breath. 2020 was a tumultuous year, one marked by a global pandemic, natural disasters and civil unrest. Last year also saw record number cybercrime complaints, with the FBI […]
Can Zero Trust security models work with your VPN?
One lesson from the last year that most companies seemed to have learned is that cyber criminals don’t take time off. During the pandemic, cyberattacks increased with the FBI’s Cyber Division receiving between 3,000 and 4,000 cybersecurity complaints a day, compared to pre-pandemic rates of 1,000/day. As bad actors took advantage of vulnerable work-from-home IT […]
How hospitals can get control over their sprawling networks
Hospitals are more commonly embracing digitalization and the benefits of our increasingly connected world. Whether due to pressure from government regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the ongoing goal to improve patient care, the health care industry’s investment in IT and network technology has risen significantly as of late. According […]