Debunking common password myths

Do you have multiple social media, work, banking, or shopping accounts online? Chances are you do, and each of these accounts requires a password to keep your information safe from unauthorized access. However, with so many different rules and requirements for passwords, it's easy to fall for some common myths.

How can businesses create a comprehensive cyber defense strategy?

Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues that businesses face today, as thousands of cybercriminals continue to find new ways to infiltrate corporate networks and disrupt operations. In fact, you can bet that whenever new technologies and applications are developed, cybercriminals aren't too far behind with a malicious scheme to exploit them.

How to become better at spotting a phishing email

Phishing continues to be a major threat to businesses. According to Proofpoint’s 2023 State of the Phish, 84% of organizations fell victim to at least one successful phishing email in 2022, resulting in direct financial losses that are 76% higher than in 2021.

To mitigate the risks associated with phishing emails, your business must learn more about these attacks and their telltale signs.

Understanding the differences between MSPs and MSSPs

Business owners face a variety of challenges, one of which is making sure that their IT systems are managed and have proper security protections in place. What makes managing IT particularly daunting is the specialized expertise needed, including network infrastructure management, system administration, and cybersecurity.

Have you reviewed who has access to your systems recently

All organizations experience change. Employees are onboarded and offboarded, technologies evolve, and external partnerships come and go. These changes affect an organization’s day-to-day activities and have repercussions on its IT system.

For instance, if your Washington-based business is expanding, you can expect not only an influx of new hires but also employees getting internal promotions.

5 Real-life phishing horror stories

Every day, cybercriminals target businesses of all sizes via phishing attacks — varying from mass-mailed scams to sophisticated targeted spear phishing schemes — and the consequences can be disastrous. In fact, IBM’s 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report revealed that phishing is the costliest initial attack vector, at $4.91 million average cost of breach.

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