Tag Archives: Cyber Attack

The Small Business Guide for Your 2019 IT Budget

As summer comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, it comes the time to start thinking of next year’s budget. Research conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that almost 50 percent of all small businesses have experienced a cyber attack and more than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. With […]

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So, You’re Suffering from a Data Breach?

Guest blog by: Andrew Davidson at AmVenture A data breach can be crippling for a small business. According to statistics provided by Small Business trends, a whopping 60% of small companies shut their doors within six months of a cyber attack, and yet only 14% of small business owners are highly confident in their ability to protect […]

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Breach Level Index: A New Way of Thinking

With all of the recent high-profile breaches in the last year such as Equifax, Dow Jones, and River Cities Media, it seems the media hones in mainly on the scope of the incident, i.e. how many people were impacted.  While the amount of people impacted by a breach is important information, it is critical to […]

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Cyber Breaches Cost SMBs an average of $117k in 2017

A recent study looked at the costs of cyber breaches for 2017 to find that the average costs to small and medium sized businesses who experienced a breach was $117,000.  They outlined the average cost b y breach type for SMBs as below: Financial impact on SMBs by breach type Targeted attacks ($188,000) Incidents involving […]

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, created by the Department of Homeland Security, to increase knowledge about cyber terrorism and every day cyber threats. This is week 2 and the topic is “Cybersecurity in the workplace is everyone’s business,” so we created Top 4 things we felt every employee and/or business owner […]

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New ransomware spreading at an alarming pace

  A new ransomware attack has been reported and has spread at the rate of nearly 2 million emails per hour. The ransomware attack has hit more than 20 million email addresses.  The emails are claiming to be from a company called Herbalife, or some variants of the email also claim that a copier needs to be delivered.  […]

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Equifax breach

  How does the Equifax breach affect me? UPDATED: 9/8/2017 2:07pm Included link to FTC FAQ about credit hold and fraud alert in info below. UPDATED: 9/8/2017 12:33pm When you go to the Equifax site listed in the original story below to check if you are at risk, they are offering to enroll you in […]

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Equifax Breach – What do I do now?

Now that the dust is settling, what do I do about the Equifax breach? By now, almost everyone has heard about the major cyber breach that was announced on Thursday, September 7th.  Here are the facts, according to Equifax; The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth […]

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OUR STORY

Our Story Being in the technology industry for 30+ years, we have seen many new technologies come and go.  As mainframes transitioned to distributed networking, which then transitioned to thin-client computing, we saw huge rooms filled with hundreds of servers downsize to just one rack as virtualization took its strong hold.  In recent years, we watched as the cloud was […]

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SERVICES

Services Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Services Every organization today needs to have a chief information security officer (CISO) to ensure that they are complying with any regulations required by their industry and to keep their network, data and intellectual property safe.  The challenge that many small to medium sized organizations have is that finding someone […]

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