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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted October 15, 2018 by Communications

Educate your employees so that your company does not become one of the statistics below:

  1.  Up from three trillion a year ago, cyber-crime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by the year 2021.
  2.  Each year, one in three Americans is affected by hacker attacks that occur every 39 seconds.

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Ransomware Attacks are Inevitable, Being Vulnerable Doesn’t Have to Be

Posted May 29, 2018 by Communications

 

It cannot be said enough – back up your company’s most valuable data, have solid DRP and BSC plans in place and train your employees to recognize and neutralize cybersecurity threats. Do not allow your company to be held hostage by ransomware. Cybercriminals start by encrypting all the files on...

filed under: IT security, Cloud and Local Backup Solutions

10 Reasons to Educate your Front Line in Cyber Security – Part 2

Posted May 14, 2018 by Communications

Four Winds’ last blog left off on the fifth reason for investing in cybersecurity training – ALL companies, both large and small, can be the target of hackers.

5 more reasons why cybersecurity awareness training is an intelligent investment:

  1. With cybersecurity, contracting a virus is the least...

filed under: IT security, Managed Services

Cybersecurity: A Game Plan for a Successful Business

Posted April 26, 2018 by Communications

 

Companies need to foster a culture where cybersecurity is not just a list of boxes to check off, but, instead, a game plan in which all employees are vital players. With cyberattacks on the rise, CEOs must take a team approach to ‘win the game’ of increased productivity and profit while avoiding...

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Does your C-Suite See Eye to Eye?

Posted April 10, 2018 by Communications

Most CEOs cite malware as the greatest cybersecurity risk while their technical officers see identity breaches as the greater threat. This C-suite disconnect can lead to weak IT decisions that do not reflect or address the true primary threats each individual company is facing. In a survey 0f 800...

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Security Event vs. Security Incident  

Posted April 5, 2018 by Communications

Security ‘events’ and security ‘incidents’ happen every day in all businesses. What’s the distinction between the two? An ‘event’ is a broad term that describes anything that has significance for system hardware or software, the level of risk associated with the event determines whether or not it...

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7 Tips to Create Unhackable Passwords

Posted June 8, 2017 by Dan Madigan

With all of our activity on the Internet, both personal and business, it is possible to have tens if not hundreds of sites with your credentials. All too often we see weak passwords , so, how can you create strong passwords that will keep your online and local accounts safe? Here are several ideas...

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Questions to Ask When Committing to Cybersecurity

Posted January 19, 2017 by Dan Madigan

 

A commitment to good Cybersecurity and industry best practices is critical to protecting networks and businesses. Here are some questions for you to ask your I.T. Support team to protect your Business.

 

  • Backups and Disaster Recovery: Do we backup all critical information and applications? Are...

filed under: IT security, Managed Services