5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Indulging in New Technologies

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(5-min read) “Neat” does not equal necessary. It’s difficult to watch television, online videos, or scroll any social media pages without being bombarded by advertisements for the latest techno-gadgets, apps, and digital services. Advertisers want you to feel as though the device in your pocket is akin to a dinosaur bone and that if you…Read Full Article

Fixing a Data Breach Isn’t Even the Most Expensive Part

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Data breaches can wreak havoc on businesses—not only in the price to fix them, but what they do to their image among customers. As we prepare for the release of the 2020 Ponemon Institute Data Breach Report, there is something extremely interesting to note about the 2019 Ponemon Institute Report — the cost to fix a data…Read Full Article

The High Costs of Data Security (Updated)

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Data security problems come in all shapes and sizes. Some are malicious, while others are just human error. Regardless of the nature of the problem, data leaks can be devastating to businesses. Here are some key findings from the 2018 Ponemon Institute report that show just how harmful data leaks can be. Malicious attacks are on…Read Full Article

What’s the Average Cost of IT Downtime?

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(4-min read) System Downtime: Not Just Annoying—Also Immensely Expensive We’ve all been there. You’re chugging away at a nice productive tick when WHAM—your system goes down. Whether a specific document management system goes offline or your internet connection gives out, you’re stuck. After a few moments, you begin to witness the frustration in the office….Read Full Article

The Cost of HITECH “Willful Neglect” and the $1,215,780 Copier

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(4-min read) Imagine that your healthcare organization received a bill for $1,215,780 with regard to a single photocopier. “How could this be?” You would likely ask yourself.  Did the staff copy onto sheets of pure gold leaf instead of paper?  Did the copier roll through a floor-to-ceiling window 10-floors up and land on a McLaren…Read Full Article

The Right Tools & Equipment For Remote Working Success

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(12-min read) More than ever, organizations of all sizes and every conceivable industry find themselves grappling with mobilizing their workforces. In this piece, we’re going to outline the preferred tools, equipment, and practices necessary to manage the technology needs of a newly-remote workforce.  Internet Connections A worker’s home internet connection has become their lifeline to…Read Full Article

Construction Companies Not Immune From Cybersecurity Attacks

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(4.5-min read) There is a popular misconception that exists within many industries—that they are either not large or important enough to justify a cyber attack. The pervading mindset within these industries is one of, “why would a cyber threat be interested in my organization when there are so many other more lucrative targets out there?”…Read Full Article

Suspicious Cybersecurity Events Up 100,000% in Trucking Industry

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(3.5-min read) If you had to wager a guess as to the industries most susceptible to cyber risk, would you guess that trucking would fall into that category? These were the findings reported at the American Trucking Association’s Management Conference & Exhibition in October of 2019. In under four years, the risk of suspicious cybersecurity…Read Full Article

What are Black Hat, White Hat, and Grey Hat Hackers?

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(3-min read) What is your gut reaction upon hearing the word “hacker”? If you’re like most, there’s likely a negative response. Though hackers have been traditionally viewed in a bad light, not all hackers have malicious intent. Some hackers are even people you may want to hire!  As cybersecurity threats increase, so too has an…Read Full Article

Brute Force Attacks Explained Using the Plot of “Oceans 11”

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(4.5-min read) Disclaimer: While we acknowledge that neither Brad Pitt nor George Clooney’s characters in “Oceans 11” were, in fact, password-guessing computer systems, reference to their actions is for the sake of illustration.   There are a variety of immensely sophisticated ways to compromise modern encryption systems protecting your company data. These are the equivalent of…Read Full Article