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Launching Secure WiFi-as-a-Service to Protect Customers from Cyber Attacks

September 30th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Leverages Innovative Wireless Access Points to Secure Connections to the Internet SUGARLAND, TX - Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the...

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Our Cybersecurity Platform Deflects Recent Ransomware Attacks on Technology Companies

August 30th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Keeps SMBs Safe, Once Again SUGARLAND, TX Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that their robust cybersecurity solutions have protected their customers...

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Printer Security Vulnerabilities and What You Can Do About It!

August 10th, 2021 by Kevin Box

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On April 29th, 2021, Cyber Criminals were able to hack the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. because of one password floating around on the dark web, which an employee had previously used to access the organizations' network through a Virtual Private...

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Attackers Have Successfully Hit the Nation’s Largest Corporations – Their Onslaught on SMBs Will be Worse – Are You Prepared?

July 30th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Shares How SMBs Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks and Ransomware Threats SUGARLAND, TX Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that some of the nation's...

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Don’t Sleep on HIPAA and Cybersecurity

July 29th, 2021 by Neville M. Bilimoria

HIPAA and Cyber Security

The recent events of the Colonial Pipeline gas shortage in the Southeast have highlighted a very real concern for our nation’s cybersecurity. Cyber criminals are still out there, and seemingly stronger than ever. But in our representation...

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6 Ways to Ensure Your Copier and Printer Secures Healthcare Data

July 20th, 2021 by Gabriela Garner

6 Ways to Ensure Your Copier and Printer Secures Healthcare Data

Security breaches create significant problems for any organization. They tax resources, put your reputation in danger and, most of all, cost money. Healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to security breaches and often have the most to...

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Ransomware Struck Another Pipeline Firm—and 70GB of Data Leaked

July 15th, 2021 by Wired

Ransomware Struck Another Pipeline Firm—and 70GB of Data Leaked

LineStar Integrity Services was hacked around the same time as Colonial Pipeline, but radical transparency activists have brought the attack to light. When ransomware hackers hit Colonial Pipeline last month and shut off the distribution of gas along...

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Strategic Cybersecurity Partner, Sentinel One, Ranked #4 Fastest Growing Technology Company by CNBC

June 25th, 2021 by Function4

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Function4's Clients to Benefit from Early-Stage Partnership With Cybersecurity Firm SUGARLAND, TX -Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that one of their earlystage strategic partners, Sentinel...

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Monitoring the Dark Web to Keep Customers' Information Safe

June 18th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Alerts SMBs of Compromised Data SUGARLAND, TX - Function4 a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company proactively monitors the Dark Web to keep...

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The 4 Types of Collaboration Habits That Make Information Security Breaches an Inevitability

June 10th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

The 4 Types of Collaboration Habits That Make Information Security Breaches an Inevitability

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working remotely than ever before. On the one hand, productivity hasn't really suffered as there are a large number of cloud-based tools that make it possible to be just as productive outside...

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Ransomware and Malware Threats: The State of Cybersecurity

June 7th, 2021 by Darcy Mekis

How to Protect Against Malware and Ransomware Threats

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for organizations all over the world. A single attack can lead to thousands or even millions in losses, and cybercriminals continue to come up with more sophisticated methods of attack. Ransomware and malware...

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April 2021 Healthcare Data Breach Report

May 26th, 2021 by HIPAA Journal

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April was another particularly bad month for healthcare data breaches with 62 reported breaches of 500 or – the same number as of March 2021. That is more than 2 reported healthcare data breaches every day, and well over the 12-month average of 51...

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Malware is Running Rampant - Learn The 3 Moves to Stop It

April 26th, 2021 by Function4

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Function4 Helps Customers Protect Their Precious Networks SUGAR LAND, TX Function4 a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), proactively helps businesses address the increased threat of malware affecting small to mid-sized...

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7 Reasons to Hang Up Legacy Phone Systems

February 16th, 2021 by Darcy Mekis

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Did you know your legacy phone system could be costing you business and eating away at profits? No matter what type of business you run, communication is critical. Voice calling is instrumental in customer service, new sales, and collaboration. However,...

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3 Reasons SMB Leaders Prefer Managed IT Services

January 19th, 2021 by Max Queen

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As a small or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you wear many hats. One of those responsibilities may be IT security, although you may have a nagging suspicion that your company is not adequately protected. With cyberattacks continuing to escalate,...

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The Financial Burden of Inadequate IT Services and Security Data Breaches

January 12th, 2021 by Max Queen

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How much will it cost your company to recover following a data breach? New research from IBM Security paints a sobering picture, with costs increasing by 450,000 on average from 2019 to 2020. And here in the U.S., businesses can expect to pay even more...

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Cyber Crime is Exploding: How to Protect Your Business

January 6th, 2021 by Max Queen

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Iconic heists have made and destroyed fortunes. They make great scenes for exciting movie plots. Think of Butch Cassidy and his gang blowing up train tracks and fleeing on horseback with $50,000 in cash. Or consider a thief walking out of the Louvre...

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Dark Web Scanning: Why Is It Important?

November 11th, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

Causes of April 2021 Healthcare Data Breaches: Hacking/IT incident, Unauthorized Access/Disclosure, Loss/Theft

DARK WEB SCANNING: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT? Have you heard of the dark web? It’s the hidden part of the internet where the illegal activity takes place online. The dark web has become a hotspot for criminals who want to sell your data. Fortunately, dark...

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How Body Temperature Scanning can make your Facility a Safer Environment

October 22nd, 2020 by Josh Chrisman / Kevin Box

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When the COVID crises begin early in 2020 and offices started to reopen, many organizations scrambled to put policies and programs to help keep employees and customers safe. If you've recently walked into any public facility, you've probably experienced...

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Cybersecurity Trends to Know in 2020 & How to Protect Your Business

August 5th, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

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Organizations today face an ever-increasing number of cyber threats. The rapid growth of criminal software development, coupled with the cybersecurity skills shortage, has also contributed to the rise in cyber-attacks. The COVID-19 pandemic has had...

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22 Scary Cybercrime Statistics: What Businesses Need to Know in 2019

July 22nd, 2019 by Function4

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Do you worry about a cybersecurity breach impacting your business? These threats to cybersecurity are increasingly common, as hackers become more sophisticated and bolder in their attacks. Data breaches are destructive to your customers and your company’s...

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Revenue and Reputation: The Costs of a Cybersecurity Breach

April 29th, 2019 by Function4

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With all of the responsibilities that come with small business ownership, it’s easy to neglect cybersecurity. However, the cost of a data breach is simply too high to ignore. A single data breach could destroy your company’s revenue and reputation —or...

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How a Cybersecurity Breach Can Impact Your Business

April 3rd, 2019 by Function4

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When you leave the office each evening, you probably lock the doors and set the security alarm. This seems obvious since you don’t want criminals breaking into your business. But do you treat cyberthreats with the same caution? After all, you probably...

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Is Your Business Prepared for Emerging IT Security Threats?

March 13th, 2019 by Function4

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IT security issues are on every business leader's mind, or they should be. For every high profile cyberattack, there are thousands more that never make the headlines. Where does your company stand? With small and midsize businesses (SMBs) now a favorite...

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Cybersecurity 101: How to Protect Your Business

February 25th, 2019 by Function4

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Iconic heists have made and destroyed fortunes. They make great scenes for exciting movie plots. Think of Butch Cassidy and his gang blowing up train tracks and fleeing on horseback with $50,000 in cash. Or consider a thief walking out of the Louvre...

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How Our View of Information Security is Evolving with Technology

February 18th, 2019 by Brad Yocum

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I began my career as a young 20-year-old in the mid-1990s working in the copy, print and imaging industry. At the time, office technology was just in its infancy. Creating a duplicate copy of an image was cutting edge. Sending pictures via fax was innovative....

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AI Attacks May Be Your Organization's Next IT Security Concern

February 13th, 2019 by Function4

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Mass-scale AI-driven cyberattacks could be headed your way soon. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already effectively deployed as a way to detect malware and combat spam, so it stands to reason that AI will soon be a favored tool for hackers. With AI...

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SMBs Are a Hacker’s Ideal Target – Is Your Business Safe?

January 28th, 2019 by Function4

Cyber Attack News Article: Who Needs Cybersecurity - SMBs

Data breaches are a company’s biggest fear. If you own a company, the thought of someone stealing your data is probably enough to make you want to cut the cord and take your company offline. Of course, this isn’t practical in today’s economy, as computers...

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How to Win at Mobile Device Management

December 17th, 2018 by Function4

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The predictions were accurate—mobile workforce numbers continue to grow as companies realize the value of an agile staff with 24/7 access to business data. Here's why the most successful among these business leaders look to mobile device management to...

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Protecting Your Company From Social Engineering Attacks

October 8th, 2018 by Function4

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Social engineering has been around since the first traveling hucksters pitched miracle cures from the back of horse-drawn wagons. Today's social engineering schemes may be a little more sophisticated, but they have the same result—very embarrassed victims...

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3 Essential Protections Provided Through Document Management

September 17th, 2018 by Function4

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While most efforts to protect information have to do with stopping outside intruders and malicious attacks, information is vulnerable from the inside as well. Is yours protected? Protection Through Your Document Management System Document management...

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The Price You Pay for Inadequate IT Security Strategy

August 20th, 2018 by Function4

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How much will it cost your company to recover following a data breach? New research from the Ponemon Institute and IBM paints a sobering picture, with costs increasing by 1.8% in 2017. And here in the U.S., businesses can expect to pay even more than...

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Protect Your Data with a Mobile Device Management Solution

July 9th, 2018 by Function4

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A recent international survey by Check Point Software Technologies made it clear that businesses must step up their game when it comes to mobile device management. Their unsettling research of 850 firms revealed: No business was left untouched—each...

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The IT Security Threat Right Under Your Nose

June 11th, 2018 by Function4

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With security breaches continuously on the rise, SMBs have been unable to escape the fallout. In fact, more than 60% of small businesses were the victim of some form of cybercrime in 2017. Since you would rather be in the 40% of companies who didn't...

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