Ransomware Response Checklist
Ransomware is a form of malware that keeps your data encrypted until ransom is paid. It comes in many variants (such as REvil, Conti and WannaCry) but it’s constantly evolving, making it very difficult to protect against. Although the average amount of ransom requested is $5,600 the average cost of downtime from a single attack can be as high as…Read article
Tips to Ensure a Successful SAP SuccessFactors Implementation
Enabling companies to flexibly manage all their human resources needs, SAP SuccessFactors provides the functionalities and capabilities that HR departments need to keep their employee information organized. SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution from SAP—that uses a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model—to support an organization’s core HR and payroll, talent management, HR analytics and workforce planning, and employee experience management.…Read article
9 Cybersecurity Tips Every Business Should Follow
A massive global shift to remote working environments has created an open season for cybercriminals. No business - big or small - is safe. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) seemingly have a target on their backs, so strengthening your company’s security posture is essential right now There are ways to protect business data against cyber attacks. Here are nine tips…Read article
What is Endpoint Backup and Why Do You Need it?
Whether you experience a ransomware attack, lost or stolen device, or the accidental deletion of a file, a recovery solution is essential. Employee devices, and the network at large, carry critical business information that is often left out of company backup policies. In these scenarios, an inadequate endpoint (PC's and laptops) backup option can result in lost data, lost time,…Read article
The Challenges of Attracting and Hiring Tech Talent
The technology hiring market continues to tighten for employers and recruiters while the talent pool shrinks. In 2021, tech job postings nearly doubled while the average number of applicants shrunk by 25 percent. There are 6.5 times more IT job openings than talent available to fill them while 54 percent of IT leaders feel it’s now more difficult to hire…Read article
Azure Data Protection: Why Cloud Servers Need Backup
A common misconception is that moving to the cloud means no longer having to backup data. This idea encourages businesses to take unnecessary risks with Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Microsoft 365 and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds like Microsoft Azure. There are many reasons for growing businesses to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and other…Read article
What is Ryuk Ransomware and How Does it Work?
Ryuk is a type of ransomware that encrypts files on an infected system, with ransom typically demanded in bitcoin or other types of cryptocurrency. Ryuk has targeted many large organizations using Microsoft Windows and related systems. First spotted in August 2018, it was initially thought to be a group that operates out of North Korea, but now is believed to…Read article
Pro Tips: Protecting Against Phishing and Ransomware
Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) who allowed employees to work remotely for the first time in 2020 have decided to continue to support remote work indefinitely, at least for some employees who prefer it and have proven they can work productively in that mode. Even those businesses who summon most employees back to the office now operate in a…Read article
5 Essential Tips for Azure Data Protection
Businesses are gravitating to Microsoft Azure in ever-greater numbers. Azure offers high degrees of scalability, flexibility, ease of access to Microsoft’s vast app ecosystem, sophisticated automation, and AI readiness. These are all attractive qualities for any business that wants to innovate and grow. Despite these benefits, Azure also has drawbacks common to public cloud platforms. Many businesses overlook the fact…Read article
What is Maze Ransomware and How Does it Work?
Maze Ransomware has been in the headlines non-stop ever since it was first reported in May 2019, when its authors used “Missed package delivery” and “Your AT&T wireless bill is ready to view” emails to trick recipients into opening messages with malicious payloads. Maze has been used to attack individual companies, governments, and increasingly – and perhaps most worryingly –…Read article