Microsoft Price Increase for Nonprofit Licenses

As of September 1, 2022, five Microsoft 365 nonprofit licenses will increase. This occurs 6-month after commercial license increase to allow transition time from on-prem to cloud in a cloud-first program announced last year. This is the first significant price increase for Microsoft in over a decade. Since the initial release of Office 365 in 2011, Microsoft added 24 new apps and more than 1,400 features like Teams, encryption and automation. The price increase will impact nonprofit customers across all licensing channels (ex. volume, CSP and web direct) and billing

12 Password Best Practices

With the business world heavily reliant on digitalization in this day and age, the use of technology in your organization is unavoidable. Although technology can undeniably give your business an advantage in increasingly competitive markets, there are many troublesome areas to keep an eye on. This is why interest in cybersecurity has risen in recent years. Password protection is the best place to start if you want to ramp up your cybersecurity. Setting a password to secure an entity’s data is called password protection. Only those with passwords can access

Best Cyber Security Practices For Small Businesses 2022

Cyber security is a top priority for small businesses in 2022, and they must implement security measures that allow them to continue their normal operations even during an attack. According to PurpleSec, the risks associated with cyber-attacks are increasing as ransomware-induced downtime costs businesses approximately $8,500 per hour. Establish Threat Identification Routine One way to keep cyber attacks at bay is by establishing a process for identifying threats and taking action when necessary. This process involves setting up regular meetings with employees handling sensitive information, such as customer data or

Business Email Compromise is Your Biggest Threat

What is Business Email Compromise? In a Business Email Compromise is also know as a BEC scam, or email account compromise (EAC). It’s when criminals send an email message that appears to come from a known source making a legitimate request. Every week this month we’ve assisted a business with a breach caused by stolen email credentials. It is by far the most lucrative attack for cybercriminals. Businesses need to start taking cybersecurity more seriously, as one government agency is warning that ignorance of best practices can lead to “catastrophic

What is Driving Business Compliance?

There’s a long list of compliance requirements for businesses. PCI and HIPAA compliance are long-standing regulations that have driven credit card acceptance and healthcare entities for decades. Some that have tried to improve the security posture of impacted businesses, like CMMC with manufacturers, but have struggled to gain implementation and adoption. So, what is the strongest driver of compliance for your business today? Insurance and Supply Chain. Insurers are Driving Compliance Cyber Liability Insurance has been around quite a while, but due to the significant increase in breach incidents, they

Top 6 Reasons for Cyber Insurance Claim Denials

If you think that your cyber insurance claim will be cleared with no questions asked, think again. Insurance claim denial has risen. While reviewing your claim, your cyber insurance provider will assess whether you took “due care” to protect your business from being compromised by a cyberattack. While having a cyber liability insurance policy is non-negotiable today, you cannot be fully assured that your insurer will cover any of the costs you incur following a security breach. Hidden in the fine print of your cyber insurance policy document are certain

The Cyber Liability Insurance Crisis

It reminds us of the time(s) home owner insurers dropped residents of Florida after multiple hurricanes. Insurance companies are trying to stay afloat after a huge increase in claims. The soaring cost of breach incidents are changing the way insurers do business. As a result, it’s changing the way YOU do business. Insurers are requiring more from businesses before offering them cyber liability insurance coverage. And the cost of cyber liability insurance is increasing dramatically. The Soaring Cost of Cyber Liability Insurance Have you tried to renew your cyber liability

Why Invest in Cyber Liability Insurance?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in one way or another. If there is one category that most benefited from the pandemic, it’s cybercrime. Cybercrime shot up by almost 300% since the start of the pandemic!  Businesses are much more likely to be closed by cybercrime than fires and natural disasters.  So, adopt measures to protect your business like having Cyber Liability #Insurance (CLI). Cyber Liability Insurance (CLI) covers the financial loss that results from cyber events such as data breaches. However, cyber liability is not typically included within general

The Importance of a Disaster Recovery System

in a cyberattack situation it is advisable to have a contingency plan that includes tech support for small businesses.

Why Apply Change Management Principles to Your Technology Upgrade

The technological landscape has advanced dramatically over the last couple of decades and continues to move faster than anyone could have ever imagined. Failure to keep up with the latest technology trends and current business practices can put your company at risk, but just investing in next-generation technologies does not guarantee successful implementation. When implementing new technology, you may want to get started as soon as possible so that you can reap the benefits right away. However, implementing new technology and solutions too quickly without following any change management best