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The Tabush Cloud & Managed IT Blog

Disaster Prevention Checklist

A disaster in the IT world comes in many forms – natural disasters, ransomware, a cyber breach, and acts of terrorism, just to name a few.  These disasters disrupt normal business and can ultimately have severe and expensive consequences on a company’s reputation and bottom line.

The bad news is many companies think these disasters can never happen to them and don’t take the proper precautions; the good news is that prevention of many disasters is attainable, and planning ensures that when there is a disaster, your company is prepared to get back to business as usual.

Topics: IT Security Business Continuity Planning Cybersecurity Disaster Recovery

10 Simple Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

Small businesses, especially law and accounting firms that deal with sensitive data and financial transactions need to be concerned about cybersecurity. Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more rampant every day. Luckily, there are some very important – and often inexpensive – things every organization can do to protect themselves.

Topics: Cybersecurity IT Best Practices Cyber Attacks

5 Ways to Ensure Your Firm's Data is Secure

There is an increase in the frequency and efficacy of data breaches that can bring a firm’s operations to a standstill. Data breaches are often the result of vulnerable hardware and software where security measures may be weak or out of date, presenting an opportunity to hackers and ransomware. Far too often, businesses do not realize they are victims of breaches for days or even weeks, and by then, there is often nothing that can be done to repair the damage.

Topics: IT Security Cybersecurity Email Best Practices Encryption

If a Breach is Inevitable, Response is Key

There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.”  --Robert Mueller, former Director of the FBI

If cyber breaches are an inevitable cost of doing business, how a company responds to a breach is of extreme importance. It has recently been revealed that 57 million Uber users and drivers had personal information exposed in late 2016 and that the hackers were paid $100,000 to keep it quiet.  If all stories are true, the biggest issue with the Uber breach may not be the breach itself, but the lack of engagement, management, and delivery of the response. 

Topics: Cybersecurity Cyber Attacks Breach

Security is Not Just a Worry for the Enterprise

Equifax, one of the 3 largest credit agencies in the U.S., last week revealed a security breach which compromised over 140 million individuals’ personal information. While this is not the largest security breach ever in the US, because of the data that was taken, it has the potential to be the most severe, evidenced by the resignation of the company's CEO and the "retiring" of both their CIO and CSO (chief security officer).

Topics: Business Continuity Planning Data Backups Cybersecurity Disaster Recovery

Will the Internet Break?

Last Friday morning 7am Eastern Time, news started breaking of the internet being down on the east coast of the US. People were having issues accessing multiple websites including Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter during a period of two hours. Later that day, a second shorter outage occurred. 

Topics: Cybersecurity Cyber Attacks Internet IoT

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

It's a great annual reminder for you to take a look at what you and your company are doing to protect your business and systems from potential cyber attacks that could cripple your operations and cost you thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

Topics: IT Security Cybersecurity Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity Concerns for Small Businesses

 

Cyberattack = an attempt by hackers to
damage or destroy a computer network or system

 

Due to several highly publicized data breaches at well-known large brands, cybersecurity has been a hot topic in both tech and main stream media recently. Just because the topic of data protection is currently at the forefront of news reports, it’s important to be aware that it’s in fact always a relevant and important topic. Additionally, it’s just as important for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as it is for large corporations. A lack of security in your IT infrastructure can lead to an interruption in the ability of your team and business to function.The New York Times recently profiled several small businesses whose operations were put in jeopardy because of cyberattacks.

Topics: IT Security Small Business Computer Viruses and Malware Protection Cybersecurity