CyberSecurity

Albany, New York, is Recovering From a Ransomware Attack

The city of Albany, New York, was hit by a ransomware attack on Saturday, March 30, Steve Hughes at the Albany Times Union reports. City officials worked through the weekend in response to the attack, and most city functions were available by Monday afternoon. The city clerk’s office is still affected, so birth, death and marriage certificates will have to be obtained from New York’s Office of Vital Records. Residents are also advised to [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:29:32-05:00April 3rd, 2019|CyberSecurity|Comments Off on Albany, New York, is Recovering From a Ransomware Attack

Report: Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

Even though cybercrime is a top concern for many executives and the cybersecurity field is maturing, businesses are struggling to fully staff cybersecurity teams for several reasons, including the short supply of qualified cybersecurity professionals, employee retention issues, a decline in gender diversity programs and the slowing of cybersecurity budget increases. Nearly 70 percent of enterprises (businesses with at least 1,500 employees) are operating with understaffed cybersecurity teams, according to a recently released report by [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:31:13-05:00March 20th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Report: Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Even though ransomware has been top of mind for cybersecurity experts for many years, SMBs are still trying to grasp the threat. While some reports are claiming a decline in ransomware attacks, cybersecurity experts aren’t writing off the security threat, and neither should small business owners. So what is ransomware? You’ve probably heard or read the term “ransomware” in the last year or so. Maybe you’re somewhat familiar with it but not 100 percent sure how [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:31:29-05:00March 11th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Why SMBs Shouldn’t Ignore Cybersecurity Concerns in 2019

Data breaches are costly to any organization, especially small businesses. There isn’t any business immune from potential attacks. Within the past year, security breaches have impacted businesses of all sizes — and there aren’t any implications of a slowdown. In the last year alone, Marriott, Under Armor, Quora, Facebook, as well as Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor have felt the destructive effects of data breaches. At each of the companies mentioned, millions upon [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:37:18-05:00February 14th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Why SMBs Shouldn’t Ignore Cybersecurity Concerns in 2019

Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

No doubt about it: The interest in cloud computing is continuing to grow. As the market expands, IT professionals across the board are working day and night to minimize potential security threats associated with the technology. Going into the new year, there are a few points SMBs should consider before partnering with IT professionals on the cloud. Many are concerned with cloud security, including IT professionals A Kaspersky Lab report in October 2018 revealed what [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:37:31-05:00January 7th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

How to Protect Your Customers and Business from CyberCrime

If you’re a small business owner, you may think ransomware attacks and hackers aren’t something you need to worry about. However, many of these hackers specifically target smaller retailers, precisely because they assume these companies won’t have proper security in place. According to the Ponemon Institute's 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses report, the percentage of small businesses that have experienced a cyber-attack in the past 12 months has risen from [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:37:45-05:00November 8th, 2018|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Customers and Business from CyberCrime