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Tips for Instantly Improving Your Cyber Security

Is your company’s cyber security profile up to par?

The immediate reaction might be “of course!” But for many companies, the answer isn’t so simple.

Cyber attacks are more common than many believe. It’s estimated that 64% of companies worldwide have experienced a cyber attack, with an average of 30,000 websites hacked daily.

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How Poor Solution Extensibility Prevents an Effective Emergency Response

All too often, businesses approach emergency response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning in the context of the “worst-case scenario,” which usually takes the form of some natural disaster that destroys an entire facility. Although it’s a worthwhile exercise to prepare for such a scenario, that preparation may not apply to less-destructive emergency situations.

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Is It Possible to Coordinate All Wireless Devices Under an Inclusive Platform?

Modern businesses rely on a vast array of internal and external infrastructure systems, including energy, ventilation, and data networking systems; software systems, both in local data centers and the cloud; and machines, vehicles, and other equipment to support their operations.

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What Does an Integrated Alert Notification System Look Like in Application?

How an organization responds in the first 24 hours of an emergency can make the difference between minor issues and full-blown catastrophes. It’s critical to have a thorough, integrated notification system in place to help employees understand when an incident occurs, the scope of the damage, and what steps to take to remediate the issue.

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Recovering From Ransomware: Post-Incident Activities to Get Back on Track

Ransomware is a type of cyber-attack that involves hackers encrypting a victim's data and demanding a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent years, with 2021 seeing over 623 million ransomware attacks worldwide.

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Can You Contain and Eradicate Ransomware in Your System?

While there are many different types of disasters that can strike your company’s IT network, nothing is as frightening as a ransomware attack. Ransomware is a general term used for any kind of malicious software, or malware, that disrupts key systems until you pay off a ransom.

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The Rise of Ransomware and How to Detect It

In May 2021, the Colonial Pipeline, which transports gasoline and other fuels from Texas to New York, was hit by a ransomware attack. which resulted in the shutdown of the pipeline, caused fuel shortages, and gas prices spiked in several states. The company ultimately paid a ransom of around $4.4 million to the hackers to regain access to its systems.

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After-Action Reporting and Why It’s Important

As much as we might wish otherwise, mission-critical emergencies can and do happen. While the initial focus is on correcting the problem, it's also essential to do a postmortem of what occurred. This means you look at what went wrong and determine if the situation was avoidable or inevitable.

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Are Overlapping Business Systems Confusing Your Team?

In the IT world, new processes and solutions are released every day that promise to overhaul systems, streamline activities and generally make life easier for the department. But the problem is these disparate plug-and-play patches are often not designed to serve as holistic solutions.

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