Most modern-day businesses rely upon technology, including the internet, mobile devices, and computers. Unfortunately, such reliance comes with significant technological risks. 

Organizations face numerous technology risks when their software, hardware, and online apps are compromised by equipment failure or cyber-attacks. In today’s business environment, data breaches happen in businesses of all sizes. 

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Over the last couple of decades, many entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as global business giants have seen the value of selling their goods and services online through e-commerce as opposed to opening a physical brick and mortar store. 

While e-commerce, whether it is social media selling ventures, websites, or online marketplaces, is incredibly profitable when done right (especially in relation to overhead costs in traditional setups) it is still a ripe feeding ground for malicious hackers and breaches of cybersecurity. 

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The use of the net, portable devices, social networking sites, search engines, and other platforms to reach consumers is known as digital marketing. In comparison to conventional marketing, some marketing experts believe digital marketing to be a whole new undertaking that necessitates a fresh approach to clients and a new understanding of how customers behave. Every marketer faces one or more threats while trying to develop a market for their brand in today’s ever-changing and ever-expanding digital world. One brand may have difficulty attracting enough traffic from social networking sites to their website, while another may have difficulty calculating the ROI of the most traffic-generating medium. 

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Your IT operations are central to the smooth running of your business. So, most times, it’s advisable you outsource the solutions by employing the best-managed service providers (MSPs). But choosing the best IT solutions company can be tricky, considering the surge in demand for such services in recent times.  

While the right company will provide the most optimized IT services, the wrong one can lead to ineffective outcomes, or in worst cases, significant losses. Therefore, you’ll need tricks and tips to adopt IT solutions that align with your business needs.  

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Like most entrepreneurs in the game, you probably don’t have time to worry about your IT needs. You’re busy taking care of the daily transactions, and the last thing you want to do is take time to manage your own IT department. Managed IT services can help you in this aspect. Managed IT services provide several advantages for businesses of all sizes. This blog post will discuss some of the top benefits of managed IT services.

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Many businesses move their data to cloud storage each day. During cloud migration, some risks such as data loss or misconfiguration can occur, and both can lead to a data breach.

It’s essential to take security measures through all the phases of your migration to ensure that you overcome the challenges of cloud migration.

The outline below highlights some tips that can help secure data throughout the cloud migration:

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Companies doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) often become targets of different cyberattacks. Defense contractors become targets because the DoD sources them to carry out various tasks, including storing and sharing sensitive information. Therefore, without proper security safeguards, it can threaten the lives of service members and National Security.

That’s why cybersecurity and privacy regulations have been changed or updated over the past decade. Hackers are finding new and sophisticated ways to launch cyberattacks on information systems of contractors and subcontracts. As a result, the DoD has implemented laws and regulations to protect its data. 

Several cybersecurity standards may come from federal, state, local, or tribal agencies. Therefore, this article will serve as a brief guide to some DoD cybersecurity regulations.

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The BFIS (Banking, Finance, Insurance, Securities) is a critical infrastructure sector that greatly depends on IT systems, which makes it especially vulnerable to cybercrime. While analyzing security incidents within the domain in 2018-2021, Costella identified 6,472 breaches and data leakages, with more than 3.3 million records exfiltrated from 20 companies of Fortune 500. The amount of leaked data has increased six-fold over the last two years, pushing financial businesses to intensify the protections. Currently, the finserv sector spends $18,5 annually per company to combat cybercrime, which is 40% higher than in any other industry, says the Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study by Accenture.

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In 2022, businesses in all sectors face a changed working environment. The Covid-19 pandemic has altered how organisations and people view work. Perhaps the most visible example of this comes in the number of employees who now consider remote working to be a big part of their normal and preferred working schedule. 

70% of the general public now believe that full-time office working is a thing of the past and, perhaps more surprising, was the fact that an even greater number (79%) of business leaders believed that this was the case. This shows that the expectation from businesses is that remote working is likely to become even more normalised in line with the 91% of workers who prefer having the option to work from home. Of course, while it is a popular idea that appears to be generally supported by businesses, this isn’t to say there are no downsides. Indeed, increasingly, businesses are concerned about the issue of cybersecurity.

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Cyber security and IT services must work together for business continuity, security, and profitability. Your organization’s IT staff must constantly identify, troubleshoot and deploy new technology to improve business communications and help your organization meet its goals and avoid downtime. IT teams main concerns include cost, performance, usability, and availability. 

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