Detecting security events quickly is one of the most important aspects of network security for most companies. Without a full-spectrum overview of all cyber activity, it can be nearly impossible to coordinate defenses and take down threats on the spot. Thankfully, companies can implement a security incident management plan to effectively handle these types of security events if they should arise.
Besides texting and social media, email is the communication hub for workers around the world. It enables more efficient communication and scheduling as well as improving organization. Yet, in the chaos of daily operations, it’s easy to overlook the security of email systems. Is your email vulnerable to security threats? Find out our top email safety tips with our comprehensive guide from RSI Security.
Scaling your business quickly and effectively sometimes means that you need to turn to the professionals for assistance. In some cases, those professionals may specialize in financials or some type of business process. Other times, they focus on IT; which is exactly what managed IT services specialize in.
With 2020 here, it’s a good time to take stock of the cybersecurity environment and the lessons learned over the last year. According to Norton Security, there have been approximately four billion records compromised due to breaches in 2019. Attack tactics change and new vulnerabilities emerge as threat actors become more creative. There are several different types of data breaches that can affect your business.
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The healthcare industry has come a long way in improving patient care. Lifesaving instruments such as pacemakers and insulin pumps are now combined with connectivity. Remote monitoring by a health professional can track dramatic spikes in a patient’s heart rhythms. An alert is then sent to a physician for preventative measures. It’s a lot better than repairing damage after the fact.
Educational institutions have been a target for hackers for a variety of reasons in recent years. For one, most public school systems are underfunded and allocate an extremely small percentage of their budgets towards cybersecurity. But what about private schools?
A data breach can happen when you least expect it. The impact of security breaches on business can amount to millions (or potentially billions of dollars if your organization creates that much revenue) and leave its reputation in shambles amongst industry pundits and customers alike. This is why it’s best to understand what the potential consequences of data breach are and how your business can bounce back from one if caught between a hacker and a hard place.
Companies across all sectors realize the importance of using technology to both attract and retain customers. However, with technological integration, new cybersecurity threats are emerging every day endangering mobile messaging apps, online banking, and basically every industry. Consequently, it’s important that enterprises establish an incident response plan to deal with minor and major security threats. Despite these threats, a 2018 IBM report found that 77 percent of respondents did not have a consistent incident response plan to deploy in the event of a security breach!
It’s difficult in the current technological environment to determine what falls under private or personal information, especially considering how many social media platforms exist. People post a plethora of information about themselves causing the concept of privacy to become skewed. All of this information provides companies with a window into the consumers’ minds and consequently their wallets. But, with information collection comes the responsibility to protect personal data from malicious individuals.
For any business that handles sensitive data, keeping your IT systems functioning properly can be a matter of life or death. Just as a surgeon wouldn’t operate without clean hands and equipment, businesses shouldn’t collect, process, or store data if they’re not practicing proper cyber hygiene.