Cybersecurity Facts in 2019

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Is Almost Over, Here Are 20 Cybersecurity Facts Everyone Should Know

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month, the theme this year is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. Continuing from our article earlier this month we’d like to give our readers 20 facts that underscore just how crucial it is to do everything you can to be safe online.

October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM) is held to promote awareness of cybersecurity issues and allow government and other agencies to provide resources to the general public so they may be safer and more secure online.

The theme this year is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. and the focus will be on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and ecommerce security.

Is your business prepared for Windows 7 end-of-life? What are your options?

All software comes with a predefined life cycle, at the end of which developers will no longer provide support for it. Despite being released nine years ago, Windows 7 still powers around a third of all computers used in the workplace. When mainstream support for the operating system ended in 2009, Microsoft offered extended support for business users — but only until January 2020, so there's not much time left to upgrade.

6 Fantastic things a great MSP can do for your business

With businesses spending between 1.5 and 7.2 percent of their yearly revenues on technology, leaders are always looking for ways to improve cost efficiency and ensure the success of their digital transformation initiatives. But, with limited budgets and technical expertise being in short supply, it’s often a difficult task.

Four cost-effective alternatives to hiring more IT staff

With the costs of running an in-house IT department easily running into seven-figure numbers even for smaller organizations, business leaders are constantly looking for ways to reduce the impact of technology on their bottom lines. When high-level executives like CIOs command a typical salary of over $142,600 per year, it’s easy to see why.

5 Common causes of data breaches and how to stop them

Although data breach reporting dropped by 59% during the first half of 2018 in California, no business can afford to be complacent when it comes to cybersecurity. Everyone’s a potential target, and cybercrime continues to rise.

To protect your organization, you’ll need to identify the common causes of data breaches and how they can affect your operations.