Front-Line MSSPs Share 2021 Cybersecurity Predictions

December 21, 2020
In 2020, we saw digital transformation accelerate along with rising ransomware, threats caused by human error and misconfigurations, and challenges in IT staff retention. While there is no crystal ball, cybersecurity experts share how organizations can optimize finite resources and prioritize security measures.  

8 Threats to Watch for this Holiday Season

November 16, 2020

This holiday season will be like no other with the continued use of remote work, greater online sales, third-party sourcing from across the globe, and employees taking much-needed time off. Cyber criminals will take advantage of these seasonal distractions to steal sensitive data, hold it for ransom, or use you as a stepping-stone to more lucrative victims.

3 Tips to Stretch Your Cybersecurity Dollar

November 10, 2020
Businesses are always looking for ways to deliver increased value to clients while optimizing efficiency, and this year is no exception. Digital transformation, remote work, and economic uncertainty are just some of the challenges impacting organizations today. As you plan next year’s budget, it’s a good idea to assess current operational successes and opportunities to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Think Like a Hacker with MITRE ATT&CK

October 19, 2020
The threat landscape continues to accelerate, with sophisticated attacks becoming more commonplace as ransomware-as-a-service accelerates and legacy security tools fail to keep up. Financially motivated cyber criminals are explicitly targeting small and medium-sized businesses to steal sensitive data.

Key Elements of MDR for Powerful and Practical Cybersecurity

September 21, 2020
The rise in ransomware attack volume and sophistication is a wake-up call for executives and IT departments alike. Traditional perimeter-focused defenses, such as firewalls, are no longer sufficient against stealthy and financially-motivated attackers.

Understanding MDR, EDR, EPP, and XDR

September 03, 2020
The cybersecurity industry is notorious for coining terms and acronyms that rise and fall out of favor before they even have a chance to be fully understood. We get it – rapid innovation can be messy and lead to confusion and clutter. While it’s exciting and encouraging to see so many solution providers invent new solutions and improve upon others, resulting in new concepts, sometimes all of this terminology is honestly just an effort to stand out from the crowd.

What is SASE, SD-WAN, and SD-Branch?

September 03, 2020
Trying to figure out what is really the difference between SASE, SD-WAN, and SD-Branch? Rest assured you are not alone. Before we untangle the difference between these concepts, it’s important to first clarify what they have in common. All three of these technology concepts are related to secure edge networking and addressing the challenge of managing a secure, agile, and resilient network of geographically distributed locations while reducing the related IT cost, time, and complexity involved. 

Is Your Restaurant’s Technology Optimized for the New Normal?

May 12, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, restaurants have been forced to quickly adapt to a takeout- and delivery-only model, leaving brands scrambling to put the appropriate infrastructure in place while also looking ahead toward the unknown future of the industry. Relying on websites, apps, and digital communications more than ever, many brands are learning just how vital their network’s capabilities are.

Securing Zoom Conferencing to Protect Data

May 05, 2020
Business uncertainty has led to widespread adoption of working from home. Since most meaningful tasks in any organization require teamwork, this remote work approach has naturally led to a dramatic rise in the use of collaboration tools such as Zoom Conferencing.

Ransomware-as-a-Service is Skyrocketing

April 15, 2020
No matter what business you are in, it’s likely you view ransomware as one of the top cyber threats today. Adversaries are adapting and morphing their harmful techniques to better evade detection and infect a wider set of targets. As a result, ransomware has skyrocketed in the past two years, according to Cofense.

Top 3 Must-Have Restaurant Technologies for Increased Takeout Business

April 08, 2020
Despite current challenges, the restaurant industry is adapting to the new reality of social distancing with creativity while doubling down on online ordering and curbside pickup. For many multi-unit restaurant brands, it’s critical to simply stay afloat at this time, which involves the sudden need to transform the business.

Use VPN Properly to Support Work-from-Home Employees

March 27, 2020
With most employees working from home amid COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, VPN servers have now become paramount to a company's backbone, and their security and availability must be the focus going forward for IT teams. It is now more important than ever that companies and IT staff set up systems to capture metrics about the performance and availability of VPN services.

Ten Work-from-Home Cybersecurity and Productivity Tips

March 19, 2020
More Work-from-Home (WFH) scenarios due to COVID-19 present challenges as employees move from a trusted and secured office network to home networks with a variety of technology and cybersecurity rigor. Here are some tips to stay safe as you and your employees work remote.

Expanding Work-from-Home Increases Cybersecurity Risk

March 12, 2020
Maintaining strong cybersecurity is crucial as organizations make impromptu decisions to send more and more employees to work from home to help minimize the spread and impact of COVID-19. Before you expand and extend your remote workforce, it’s critical that you take appropriate steps to ensure that by decreasing a health risk to your business, those same actions don’t conversely increase a cybersecurity risk.

RSA Conference Key Takeaways for Cybersecurity Defenders

March 06, 2020
RSA Conference 2020 has come and gone. It still maintains its status as the largest security event in the world, although attendance dipped from last year due to virus jitters and travel restrictions. While the mood at RSA Conference (RSAC) overall was a bit more subdued than in the past, attendee engagement with the Netsurion team to discuss co-managed SIEM in the expo hall was at an all-time high.

Avoid Log Monitoring Gaps with Holistic Coverage

February 18, 2020
A data breach today takes 127 days to detect, according to the Ponemon Institute. Comprehensive visibility and real-time analysis of device and application log data provide an early warning of cybersecurity threats before damage occurs. Log monitoring and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) decision makers sometimes make short-sighted financial decisions to reduce log sources, only to find that it impacts security decision making and incident response.

Learn Why Data Privacy is Good for Your Business

January 27, 2020
Following many high-profile data breaches, consumers have elevated data privacy to front-page news and included it as criteria for brand selection and engagement. Consumers around the globe now realize that they aren’t always aware or informed about how their private information is used or shared. Fifty-four percent of consumers are more concerned with protecting their personal information than they were a year ago, according to a survey reported by Security Magazine.