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The Evolving Landscape of Ransomware: A Call to Action

In an age defined by digital connectivity and technological advancement, the threat of ransomware looms larger than ever before. As organizations worldwide grapple with the pervasive and ever-evolving nature of cyber threats, the state of ransomware remains a significant concern. According to a Cybersecurity Ventures report, the cost of cybercrime hit $8 trillion in 2023 — translating to over $250,000…
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Small and Midsized Companies Should Outsource IT. Here’s Why.

For companies of all types and sizes, a proper IT infrastructure is critical for success. However, like many things in business, technology is always changing. To stay on top of the latest tools and trends, some businesses choose to partner with outside firms that can provide some or all of their IT needs. This can be a particularly strategic move…
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Salami Attacks: What Are They and How Can They Be Prevented?

New digital innovations, particularly when it comes to payment technology, have allowed businesses to operate more efficiently and improve the customer experience. But there have been some unintended, far less desirable consequences, too. Salami attacks, a form of cybercrime targeting banks and financial institutions, are one example. Here’s what you need to know about this often-overlooked online attack that has…
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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Uses, Benefits, and Requirements

Does this sound familiar? When logging into an online account or app, you’re asked to enter your password and then required to provide a second form of authentication—such as a code texted to you or generated on your phone using an authenticator app. Once you provide the second form of authentication, you’re granted access to your account. This process is two-factor…
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Five Misconceptions of Endpoint Backup

According to a recent article in Forbes, one in five small businesses do not use endpoint security. Additionally, the article explained that 40 percent of those small businesses have faced a severe cyberattack where they experienced at least eight hours of downtime. Endpoint backup solutions protect your business from data loss and downtime in the event of a cyberattack, system…
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Should Your SMB Outsource IT?

Key factors to help you decide what’s best for your company. IT service providers deliver the technical expertise small businesses need at a much lower cost than hiring IT staff. They can recommend, install, and manage technology according to business’ objectives and core competencies and ensure that critical data is safe. That’s why nearly 70% of U.S. small to medium…
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Lume, Mimecast Partnership to Expand Service Offerings

Lume Strategies, a provider of customized IT solutions that help companies hone and retain their competitive advantages, recently became a Mimecast partner, a leading provider of cloud-based email protection software and cyber resilience solutions. This partnership is a milestone in Lume's journey toward enhancing our service offerings and reinforcing our commitment to safeguarding our clients' critical data and communications. By…
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Malicious Malware Evasion Techniques

Introduction Organizations today are up against a sophisticated enemy. Gone are the days where the biggest malware threats were simple “spray and pray” attacks that were generic in content and relatively easy for security providers to identify and block. Today’s threats are led by state actors, highly resourced criminal gangs, and others dedicated to creating successful attacks. And it’s not…
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6 Ways We Shield Your Business From Ransomware

Introduction As your business becomes increasingly digital, the devices, back-end systems, and applications you’re using generate an overwhelming amount of data — an attractive target for cybercriminals and ransomware. Ransomware is a pernicious form of malicious software that encrypts data against access by your own business, only to be unlocked if you pay the ransom demand. In some cases it’s…
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In the Manufacturing Industry, Downtime Comes with Costs from All Directions

As a manufacturer, you’re producing real, tangible products each and every day. Your company’s ability to produce high volumes at low costs can determine where you fall among your competitors. In the age of technology, your equipment relies heavily on the computers configuring their behavior. What would happen if those systems become compromised? How long could you afford to halt…
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