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…

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…

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2021 Cyber Attack Statistics, Data, and Trends

A cyber attack is an attempt to invade a computer system, multiple computers, or a network infrastructure with the intent to cause some sort of harm. Cybercriminals launch cyberattacks to disrupt, disable or gain unauthorized access to someone else’s computer or network. A successful cyberattack can enable cybercriminals or hackers to steal, manipulate or destroy…

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What is an MSP?

  What Functions Does an MSP Perform?   MSPs have come a long way since the 1990s’ ASPs(application service providers) that focused primarily on remote application hosting. Today, MSPs provide ongoing management, monitoring, maintenance, and support for the entire IT infrastructure. And not just to small or medium companies, enterprises are also partnering with MSPs…

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BYOD Policy: Pros and Cons, Security Measures, and Implementation (Outline Included)

Introduction to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, refers to an IT policy that allows employees to access their corporate network, data, and applications through their own personal devices.  According to Gartner, personal devices are those that are ‘personally selected and purchased’ by the employees, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. …

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Types of Malware

Regardless of how familiar you are with Information Security, you’ve probably come across the term ‘malware’ countless times. From accessing your business-critical resources and sensitive information to halting business operations and services, a malware infection can quickly become an organization’s worst nightmare come true. As a business owner, you must be aware of the implications…