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Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap Safeguards Critical Assets

By |2021-04-12T15:28:12-04:00April 12th, 2021|Cyber-Security|

In 2019, major news outlets reported the prediction that 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs would be left unfilled by 2021. And then the pandemic hit, throwing another wrench in the rapidly evolving threat landscape. To protect vital data assets, companies need to act quickly and decisively to address the cybersecurity skills gap within their organizations. As 2021 moves into the second quarter, we see that prediction being fulfilled. While the skills gap brings career opportunities for trained security professionals, it spells danger for organizations across the globe. Without effective cybersecurity, companies put critical data and processes at risk. Contributing Factors that

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State-backed Cyber Attacks Pose Dangerous Threat to Business

By |2021-04-13T11:22:40-04:00March 31st, 2021|Cyber-Security, Safety and Cyber Security|

In late 2020, a study showed that 80 percent of businesses worried about state-backed cyber attacks. Within weeks, the Russian-sponsored SolarWinds hack and the China-backed Microsoft Exchange hack came to light, confirming those concerns. Should businesses and individuals fear these attacks, or do they only affect government agencies? Lawless Frontier Invites Multiple Players In recent years, countries have increasingly turned to the cyber arena to conduct espionage and warfare. Unlike traditional warfare, very few international laws exist to govern cyber warfare. And, while Russia and China currently dominate the stage, smaller countries can also make a big impact with a

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7 Work from Home Security Tips to Include in Your Cybersecurity Checkup

By |2021-03-24T19:26:21-04:00March 24th, 2021|Cyber-Security|

  A full year after the pandemic began, studies suggest that remote work is here to stay. Over 40 percent of employees work remotely and plan to continue to do so indefinitely. With that in mind, organizations should take the pandemic anniversary as a time to conduct a cybersecurity checkup. Be sure to include these work from home security tips in the strategy moving forward. 1. Ensure Endpoint Security With an increasingly mobile workforce, the network perimeter has all but disappeared. Each laptop, tablet and smartphone that connects to the network adds another possible entryway for cyber criminals. Consequently, organizations

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