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

August 5th, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

Weekly Cyber Attacks

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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How to Deploy Cybersecurity Awareness Training

April 22nd, 2019 by Function4

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Your company’s biggest cybersecurity weakness may be your employees. Your staff likely means well, but if they aren’t trained in proper cybersecurity procedures, their innocent errors could cost you a small fortune. But you can keep your company both...

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9 Cybersecurity Solutions for Businesses

March 18th, 2019 by Function4

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It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small-town business or a large, multinational corporation. If you own a business of any size, you’re at risk for threats such as cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyberthreats do not discriminate. For a business,...

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Are Your Business Printers Vulnerable to Hackers?

March 6th, 2019 by Kevin Box

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In late 2013, hackers breached the systems of Fazio Mechanical Services, a heating and ventilation systems contractor. Through the Fazio Mechanical Services breach, the attackers were able to steal the network credentials of the third-largest U.S. retailer...

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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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) attack

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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Professional IT Security Services - Your Most Affordable Choice

November 12th, 2018 by Function4

Should you keep a technician on staff or outsource to a professional IT security company? For many companies, the latter is the most cost-effective choice. Here's a look at how an IT security company can provide you with 24-hour protection at a cost that's...

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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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4 Mobile Device Management Strategies for Your Business

August 6th, 2018 by Function4

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Want to get more value from each workday? Mobile device management can help by providing strategies for managing your company's BYOD (bring your own device) and COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) mobile strategies. Here's how mobile device management...

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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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