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Prabhleen Saini, on June 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Managed Service Providers (MSP) deliver customers with IT security services and are now finding themselves at the center of attention as cybercriminals are increasingly focusing their attacks on this vital industry. Though this is a security challenge for MSPs, it also presents an opportunity for them to prioritize internal security protocols to better protect themselves and their clients.
Are you interested in moving your IT to the cloud but not sure how to make the migration process run as smooth as possible? Well, look no further, Tabush Group is here to help! The cloud is increasingly becoming popular and it allows companies to focus on what matters - their business - rather than their IT infrastructure. Proper management and implementation are necessary to achieve your cloud goals.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global health, social systems, and the economy, while also contributing to another unseen threat: cyberattacks. Cybercriminals are capitalizing on the fact that more people and businesses are depending on digital tools right now.
COVID-19 is affecting companies all around the globe and nearly all companies have already implemented work from home plans. As companies start to make this switch, it is important to continue to conduct business as usual, as best as possible. In order to do this, we recommend that whenever possible, meetings should be conducted via video. Virtual meetings help you maintain contact, relationships, and human interactions and also helps keep everyone focused during the meeting.
Ransomware is not a new phenomenon but for cybercriminals it has become a popular technique to use. In a ransomware attack, cybercriminals block access to a business or individual’s computer system and hold data hostage until a ransom is paid. Here, cybercriminals have just one goal - to receive payment from the victim. Even if the victim is able to pay the ransom, there is no guarantee the criminal will provide the decryption key to release the data.
Recently, ransomware attacks have become significant threats to corporations, cities, and even nations. In the third quarter of 2019, the average ransomware payout increased to $41,000, a 13% increase from the second quarter. Also in 2019, 55% of SMBs paid cybercriminals to recover their stolen data. If nothing else, 2019 proved that ransomware is still a profitable business for cybercriminals and it will continue to get worse.
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft Windows 7 reached end of life. What does this mean? Microsoft is no longer providing technical support, software patches, or security updates for Windows 7. If your firm is still running on Windows 7, you are probably questioning – what do I do now? Windows 7 will still work, however, it is strongly recommended to update your systems to the latest software, such as Windows 10, as soon as possible.
2019 was yet another successful year of innovation and development here at Tabush Group. We launched a new service, continue to innovate Boxtop, and also provided meaningful industry insights. As we kick off 2020, we reflect on 2 topics that were the most popular and compelling to you.