Increase security by implementing Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Kevin Brunton

With the increased threats posted by ever changing attacks from viruses to malware to phishing to spoofing, protection has never been more important.

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Topics: Security, Office 365, Cloud Services

3 tips to protect your business against Cyber-attacks

Zack Nimtz

The Mississippi Business Journal recently reported that
it's no longer a matter of "if" a business becomes the victim of a cyber-attack - it's a matter of when. Businesses from all industries and sizes are at risk of cyber-attack. In fact, a recent study from the Ponemon Institute found that a staggering 91 percent of health care organizations had experienced at least one security breach in the last five years.

Organizations are aware of the increasing need to safeguard sensitive information from cyber-criminals - but what can be done to make sure their data is secure? Here are three tips to help business leaders protect their data:

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Topics: Managed Network Services, Security

3 ways healthcare organizations can strengthen data security

Zack Nimtz

Data security needs to be a top priority for the Healthcare industry. Meaningful use guidelines dictate that hospitals and other healthcare organizations must adopt electronic health records (EHR) and move patient records to the digital realm. As more healthcare facilities transition to EHR systems, data protection has become an increasing concern for patients worried about their personal information.

Their concern is not unwarranted, patient information is a hot commodity for cyber criminals. A recent Ponemon Institute study found that in the last five years, 91 percent of health care organizations experienced at least one data breach - and the number of incidents is up 125 percent since the study was conducted in 2010. In addition, a new KPMG survey found that only 53 percent of health care providers and 66 percent of payers considered themselves ready to defend against a cyberattack.

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Topics: Security

3 cloud trends that all small businesses should know in 2015

Zack Nimtz

The cloud's steady gains in popularity has led to numerous applications and productivity solutions targeted to improve business operations. According to Data Center Knowledge, by 2020, more than half of small businesses will be looking to move their entire portfolio of IT functions to the cloud.

When considering whether or not to adopt cloud solutions for your business, there are three key trends you should be aware of when making your decision:

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Topics: Cloud Services, Office 365, Security

Cyber security and Windows Server 2003 end-of-life

Zack Nimtz

Earlier this month, Microsoft released its last patch for Windows Server 2003. The end of support for the server has prompted businesses to take a closer look at cybersecurity. Tech Target contributor Michael Heller stated that many businesses are at risk because they aren't planning to migrate current applications to more recent versions of Windows.

In fact, a recent study by Softchoice found 21 percent of servers still ran Windows 2003 at 200 enterprises in June. One reason for this, Heller noted, is that system administrators may not be aware that there are 2003 servers in the network, so those servers may not receive critical cybersecurity updates.

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Topics: Managed Network Services, Security