What is NIST and Why Should I Care

You’ve heard other Managed Service Providers (MSPS) boasting about being NIST certified or following the NIST framework when applying cybersecurity programs, but you might have one question:  What does that mean to me?  The difference is night and day; it could mean everything.  NIST 101  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), originating from…

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What is a DDoS Attack, and Why Do I Need to Know Right Now?

A DDoS attack is always bad news, and terrifyingly commonplace in our current world. In Q1 of 2022 alone, the Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence system reported approximately 91,052 global DDoS attacks have been launched so far. To make matters worse, Kaspersky also reports 44.34% of all DDoS attacks had their sights set on US-sourced organizations, which…

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4 Cybersecurity Career Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Cybersecurity

Read time: 10 minutes Cybersecurity is a hot topic today. Awareness of online threats, viruses, and hackers is on the rise. Like LinkedIn and Bose, big-name companies have fallen victim to cyber-attacks. But there’s a significant shortage of cybersecurity professionals to manage these increasingly urgent issues. Forbes estimated that there will be more than 3.5 million unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs by…

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SIEM: How Can it Protect Your Business from the Next Cybersecurity Attack?

Reading time: 7 minutes  Cyber threats from abroad are on the rise and ransomware attacks are significantly increasing each year. It’s never been more vital to invest in your cybersecurity infrastructure than it is today. Malicious actors are intentionally capitalizing on our fears and insecurities during moments of crisis.   The COVID-19 pandemic is a prime…

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The Ultimate Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) Guide to Saving Your Business Money

Reading time: 8 minutes  Ransomware has become one of the highest revenue-generating crimes we’ve ever seen. Last year, 2021, was a record year for ransomware attacks. According to Crowdstrike, the average demand was $6 million. Additionally, the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas stated, “50 to 70% of ransomware attacks were aimed at small and…

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