Is Your Organization Vulnerable to a Ransomware Attack?

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Chris Ripkey

Ransomware is currently headline news and rightly so. Technology professionals around the globe have observed recent spikes in this form of cybercrime with alarm. The sheer volume of ransomware attacks in the first six months of 2021 is said to have eclipsed the 12-month total for 2020 and show little sign of slowing.

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13 Steps to Incident Response Success

Posted on October 28, 2021 by Vito Nozza

I’ve been known to use quotes to inspire or strengthen my message, so here goes: “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” (The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little, 1840). Believe it or not, this Chicken Little quote has significance to businesses: If you are not ready for incidents, individuals will go into a panic and act like the sky is falling. Preventing this is the main focus of an incident response plan (IRP), which takes control of events that could cause catastrophic harm to your organization in advance so that you do not panic when they actually occur.

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Well, a Disaster Happened. Now What?

Posted on October 19, 2021 by Vito Nozza

Disasters. They can mean different things to different companies. One company might be scrambling without any sense of direction during a malware attack; another company might be as cool as a cucumber. The difference is having a plan in place and the right personnel to help fulfill it. Franz Kafka, a major figure in 20th-century literature, stated, “Better to have and not need than to need and not have.”

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Business Continuity: Are You Sure You’re Ready?

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Vito Nozza

Oscar Wilde once stated, “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” In continuing our look into being prepared during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, our second installment will focus on business continuity, what it entails, and the ongoing process to ensure it doesn’t become a "set it and forget it.”

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Are You Prepared?

Posted on October 5, 2021 by Vito Nozza

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but it’s about more than just awareness. It’s important that your organization is prepared for the inevitability of facing cyberthreats.

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Moreno Valley Unified School District Empowers Students with Cyber Academic Pathway Program

Posted on September 28, 2021 by Zeina Ammar

Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) has developed a highly successful Cyber Academic Pathway program that was recently profiled in SynED’s Agents of Change: Cybersecurity Career Pathways in the Inland Empire.

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Tips for Keeping Your Hybrid Workforce Secure

Posted on September 15, 2021 by ConvergeOne

Earlier this year, ConvergeOne’s Gabrielle Lukianchuk (Vice President, Marketing) and Tim Femister (Vice President, Digital Infrastructure) were featured on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV. The segment (which you can watch here) centered around hybrid working trends and the security issues that have arisen due to the major shift in the way we work over the past year.

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The Financial, Technical, and Security Benefits of Administration Automation

Posted on September 7, 2021 by David Lover

Today I want to talk about one of the guiding principles of modernization: Automation. When I talk about automation, I’m specifically talking about administration automation. At first, it would seem like this is mostly about making life easier for the administrators—and yes, that’s part of it. However, there’s actually a lot of business value that goes along with this type of automation. Let’s take a look at the benefits from the lens of the different stakeholders.

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Identity + Access Management (IAM) Challenges in the Public Cloud

Posted on July 27, 2021 by ConvergeOne

With public cloud adoption becoming the way of life for the increasing number of organizations looking to solve business challenges with remote working, questions about its security implications are inevitable. However, security has many different meanings and challenges in the public cloud with native solutions.

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Supply Chain Risks: It’s Everybody’s Business

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Vito Nozza

There is an old saying that states, “Take care of your house and let others worry about theirs.” This might be valid in the pre-internet world, but with so many dependencies and relationships that have been created between partners and third-party suppliers, the “trust but verify” motto has become commonplace—or has it? Companies are only as strong as their weakest links. Creating a strong cybersecurity program internally is not enough, as the program should include all aspects of business in which data is vulnerable.

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