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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

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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

5 Ways to Make your Technology Change Management a Success

6 Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Technology Change

It can be exciting to introduce new technology into your business. Finding a solution that will help your team members do their jobs more efficiently and effectively by filling a gap in your technology infrastructure is certainly an achievement. However, before you get carried away with quickly implementing your new solution to reap the benefits, there are a few things you should know. Change Management Series: Part 3/4LINK TO PART 4 When introducing new technology into your IT infrastructure, keep in mind that change can be difficult for individuals. It

4 Common Setbacks Ineffective Change Management

4 Common Setbacks with Ineffective Technology Change Management

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, empowering businesses to accomplish more in less time. The transformations that technology has brought about in the business world are mind-boggling and with transformative change comes stress. Change Management Series: Part 2/4LINK TO PART 3 Without a defined change management strategy in place, avoidable inconsistencies are more likely to occur and you risk disrupting essential operations and losing valuable team members due to burnout. Keeping that in mind, before you begin implementing new technology in your infrastructure, you must understand the significance of

5 Steps for Effective Change Management in your Technology Environment

Technology Change Management Basics

Change produces stress in technology environments and among those who implement or are affected by the change. This is why change management is so critical for successful implementation. Once you’ve completed a technology audit and prioritized the order in which you’ll close gaps in your infrastructure, it’s critical to remember that there are actions you must take prior to implementation for change to be successful and well-received by your team. Change Management Series: Part 1/4LINK TO PART 2 Change management is an approach that deals with the change or transformation

Risks of Outdated IT Infrastructure

Outdated IT infrastructure such as computers, operating systems, and networks cause you to spend more time fixing security and efficiency issues instead of growing your business. Therefore, you may THINK you are saving money, but in the long-run you are not. By not upgrading your computer network, you are more likely to experience:➖ lower productivity➖ frequent downtime➖ lost data➖ lost customers➖ higher employee turnover➖ lost revenue | higher costsYou also open the door to cyber-criminals. With slower processing of information and a higher likelihood of a security breach, outdated IT

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Avoiding Security Threats

When talking about security threats that can affect a business, this no longer applies to physical threats, such as getting your inventory stolen by an intruder. Today, businesses also have to protect themselves against hackers and data breaches. Let’s consider the top things that businesses can do to protect against security threats. Train Employees to Recognize Phishing Scams Each year, businesses lose so much money globally to phishing scams. Simply put, phishing is when hackers use deceptive means and trick people into disclosing sensitive information or data. For instance, your

6 Elements of a Compliance Program

6 Essential Elements of a Compliance Program

Why do small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) need a compliance program? ✅ First, the trends are alarming. 42% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack in the last year. 75% was caused by giving too much privileged access to third parties. ✅ The free market is driving the demand to prove your business is secure, not regulations alone. You cannot buy cyber liability insurance without proof of your business security. You can’t receive an insurance claim payout without proof of your business security. Your supply chain and business associates demand it

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3 Benefits of Cloud Storage Solutions

Currently, cloud storage is one of the most efficient options for storing data. By 2025, there will be more than 100 zettabytes of data stored online. There are a lot of providers who are offering this service, so you will never run out of options. With cloud storage, instead of storing data on-site on local storage devices, the data is continuously synced to a remote location. This data can be easily accessed using an internet connection. Here are some of the benefits of cloud storage for your business. Data is