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Why Your Small Business Needs Managed Firewall Support

Firewalls are a crucial line of defense protecting your business from cyberattack. If you own a computer, you probably have some familiarity with using a firewall. At the very least, you’ve probably heard about them and understand that they are important for your computer’s safety. Firewalls block unauthorized access to your computer network by viruses, […]
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New Tools Available to Prime Contractors for Managing NIST 800-171 Compliance

In a previous memorandum published by the Under Secretary of Defense, government agencies and acquisition officers have been provided guidance on how to incorporate DFARS and NIST compliance into their solicitations. These include writing NIST 800-171 implementation into statements of work, the source selection process, and bidder instructions. In a new memorandum published on December […]
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6 Ways Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Helps Your Business

How to keep your systems up to date and resolve tech problems without a large IT staff. Many small to mid-sized businesses can’t afford a large IT staff. Because of this, many minor problems go unresolved for longer than necessary, often leading to larger problems down the road. And when a big problem hits, these […]
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Understanding Encryption Key Management for Businesses

How to protect and control encryption key access across its lifecycle. Encryption technology is one of the most important security features protecting your data. The use of encryption-in-transit secures email, text, and web data so that users can send and receive information without fear of interception or tampering. Meanwhile, encryption at rest protects data where […]
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The When, Where, and How of Encrypting Data at Rest

Encryption at rest can protect your data, even if someone steals it. Data security comes in many forms. In order to keep your business safe from a security breach, you need to protect your data from destruction, spying, and outright theft. Protecting yourself requires different lines of defense, and at the forefront of these is […]
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Data Encryption in Transit: What Your Business Needs to Know

How can you protect your data as it moves from one location to the next? You’ve probably heard a lot about data encryption. It forms one of the pillars of IT security: without encryption, sensitive business information would be vulnerable to anyone who could steal or intercept it. However, data encryption uses complex algorithms to […]
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How to Improve Network Efficiency Before Upgrading Bandwidth

Your network is slow. Do you upgrade your bandwidth, or troubleshoot other solutions? As more businesses move toward distributed offices and a greater dependency on the cloud, their ability to efficiently access and transfer large amounts of data becomes ever paramount. This is true not just for businesses that have large files to share, but […]
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IoT Security: Threats, Risk Assessment, and Best Practices

How the Internet of Things adds an extra layer of risk assessment for businesses. Technology experts estimate that by Internet-enabled devices, soon to surpass smartphones, will number over thirty-billion objects by 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT), which includes objects such as thermostats, production sensors, and kitchen appliances, provides one of the top opportunities for […]
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How IT Automation Can Improve Your Business

Which tasks can benefit the most from IT automation, and which are unsuitable? You may have heard of IT automation as one of the top ways for businesses to improve their bottom line. Implemented correctly, IT automation can boost the productivity of your IT department, reduce downtime, and create a safer, less error-prone IT environment. […]
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Why Your Business Should Invest in Breach Detection Software

No cybersecurity defense is complete without breach detection and a response plan. We wrote last week about the threat ransomware poses to your business, and strategies you can use to prevent your system from being compromised. While ransomware can grind your business to a halt by holding your data hostage, there is one way in […]