How to Stay Safe On Public Wifi

The increasing accessibility of the internet from every public space, from cafes to airports to resorts, ensures convenience and connectivity. You answer work emails while sipping hot coffee at your favorite coffee shop. You video call your buddy from the shop when you aren’t sure which sunglasses suit you better. Your partner asks if you’ve…

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How Ransomware Works

Introduction Cyberattacks are no longer a matter of if they will happen but when. For SMBs, an attack can easily knock out productivity and result in thousands of dollars in lost time and business. What makes the threat of a cyber-attack even more challenging for such companies is the limited IT resources on hand to…

What is SOC 2?

Introduction   If your organization provides services to external parties, those services can have an impact on those external users in areas like financial reporting or data security. Therefore, those external parties may need a guarantee that the controls of your services are designed and operating effectively. SOC audit reports provide these essential proofs about…

How to Make Your Email HIPAA Compliant

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is U.S. legislation created to improve healthcare standards. Covered entities (CEs) and their business associates (BAs) must be HIPAA compliant to protect the rights and privacy of patients and their protected health information (PHI). A HIPAA compliant covered entity fulfills HIPAA requirements by making a…

MSP vs MSSP: What Is The Difference?

Outsourcing non-core business operations to an external company is a familiar concept to most businesses, especially SMBs. It allows business owners to save money and leverage professional expertise without hiring full-time employees. The trend of companies hiring MSPs (Managed Service Providers) to handle their IT infrastructures has been gaining traction for quite some time. In…