Remote Working Security Tips to Keep Your Business Safe

2022-05-31T17:09:37-07:00

As many companies have discovered over the past couple of years, remote working presents myriad advantages, from lower overhead costs to happier, more productive employees. However, with these benefits come new cybersecurity risks. As businesses continue to adapt to a new way of working, cybercriminals are there to take advantage of any weaknesses. To minimize damage to your business and maintain the competitive advantages of enabling remote work, you need to ensure your employees have the tools and knowledge necessary to protect their home networks. Tips Employees Working Remotely Need to Know Every unprotected endpoint is an open door for cyberattacks, so make sure to share these tips on how your employees can keep their information (and your business’s [...]

Remote Working Security Tips to Keep Your Business Safe2022-05-31T17:09:37-07:00

Do You Have a Ransomware Response Plan? How to Build One

2022-05-31T17:04:45-07:00

With more than 4,000 occurring every day, ransomware attacks are no longer a question of if, but when. Don’t let your business get caught off guard and make sure you have a clear ransomware response plan in place. What Is a Ransomware Attack? The term ransomware has become a cybersecurity buzzword but what is it, precisely? What happens when ransomware infects your systems and networks? Put briefly, ransomware is a form of malware that will take your data, or your entire system, hostage. With the goal of extorting money from you, the ransomware won’t release your data until you pay a ransom. Despite the damage these attacks can cause, many businesses don’t have a response plan in place and [...]

Do You Have a Ransomware Response Plan? How to Build One2022-05-31T17:04:45-07:00

Endpoint Security Solutions: What to Look for

2022-02-02T09:39:13-07:00

Every endpoint in your business poses a threat. Left unprotected, each endpoint becomes an unchallenged point of entry for cyberattacks, and the frequency and intensity of attacks continue to increase. Here’s what you can do to shore up cybersecurity in this particularly vulnerable area. What is an endpoint? Any device that connects to the network outside its firewall is an endpoint. Some endpoints that may readily come to mind are laptops, mobile devices, and tablets. Endpoint devices also include digital printers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, and other IoT (internet of things) devices. Take inventory, and you might realize that there are more endpoints in your system than you initially thought. You may also find that the number and type of [...]

Endpoint Security Solutions: What to Look for2022-02-02T09:39:13-07:00

SMB Cybersecurity Statistics Every Business Owner Should Know

2022-04-18T10:04:00-07:00

As a small or medium-sized business owner, you might assume hackers target large organizations with the goal of raking in more money. In reality, no business is totally safe from cyberattacks, and SMBs are actually targeted at nearly the same rate as large enterprises. Here is what the statistics have to say about why SMBs need robust security measures, too. 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses Hackers will often target SMBs because the companies’ computer and security systems are typically less complex, making it easier for hackers to access sensitive information. Additionally, businesses today are digitally connected to each other, so hackers often see small businesses as an access point to the systems of large companies, which may [...]

SMB Cybersecurity Statistics Every Business Owner Should Know2022-04-18T10:04:00-07:00

Patch Management Pointers: Best Practices to Secure Your Systems

2021-09-17T08:23:09-07:00

Do you have a patch management process in place? If not, you’re opening your organization up to vulnerabilities. It’s time to set up and implement a patch management system that works.  You know all about the serious risks cyber attacks pose these days, but what if we told you that consistently implementing patch management best practices could stop most hackers in their tracks? Patches involve the deployment of new or updated code that fixes mistakes, covers vulnerabilities, improves performance, or adds new features to operating systems, applications and software. Why You Should Prioritize Patching It’s true that patch rollout can feel overwhelming, and if you are part of a small business, you might feel like it’s impossible to keep [...]

Patch Management Pointers: Best Practices to Secure Your Systems2021-09-17T08:23:09-07:00

Top Cybersecurity Threats Businesses Are Facing in 2021

2021-07-14T15:53:40-07:00

Last year was one for the record books when it came to cyber attacks on businesses, governments, and individuals. There were more data breaches and heightened sophistication on all fronts from cyber criminals. As we are halfway through 2021, it’s important to take a deep dive into your business and assess how secure your sensitive data, connected devices, and everything else within your IT infrastructure are. Even if you’re a small business (and especially if you’re a small business), cysecurity matters now more than ever. Here’s a look at some of the top threats your business and others are facing in the current climate. Threat #1: Lack of readiness 78% of senior IT and IT security leaders lack confidence in [...]

Top Cybersecurity Threats Businesses Are Facing in 20212021-07-14T15:53:40-07:00

Why You Need a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

2021-07-14T15:51:16-07:00

The recent wave of cyber attacks in the United States—including the dramatic ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline that caused long fuel lines—may have had you wondering how prone to cyber threats your organization is. Ransomware alone has reached new heights with increasingly targeted attacks, and has seen a 158% spike in North America since 2019. As well, new variants of malware have been identified, malicious files have increased, and cloud tools have become weapons for cybercriminals. Why is cybercrime increasing? There are a number of reasons that are swirling to create a perfect storm for cybercriminals, whose tactics are getting both more refined and more aggressive. For starters, the pandemic sent people home to work, where they would access [...]

Why You Need a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment2021-07-14T15:51:16-07:00

Choosing a Cybersecurity Service Provider

2020-11-09T11:25:52-07:00

Don’t have the budget for an in-house cybersecurity specialist? No worries. You can still get access to the expertise you need to reduce your security risk. Here’s how to get started in your search for an outsourced cybersecurity provider. What does an outsourced cybersecurity provider do? “Is our data safe?” It’s a question your business should know the answer to, and a cybersecurity service provider can ensure the response is in the affirmative. A third-party cybersecurity partner can help you with everything having to do with implementing and managing the data and information security at your business. Having the right security in place protects you from malicious acts aimed at stealing or damaging your data, imposing viruses, ransomware or [...]

Choosing a Cybersecurity Service Provider2020-11-09T11:25:52-07:00

Little Rock Cybersecurity Conference September 25th

2019-10-01T09:07:07-07:00

This Little Rock Cybersecurity conference connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Within this event you gain access to all Interactive Panels, Discussions, Catered Breakfast, Lunch & Cocktail Reception. FREE VIP Passes To This Event: AIT is offering complimentary passes for guests to attend the event and stop by our booth for a meet & greet and a conversation around how we can provide your company with the services and level of attention needed to meet your goals. As an AIT guest, you can register for a VIP pass using the following link: https://littlerockcybersecurity2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=sp Promo Code: VIPPASS

Little Rock Cybersecurity Conference September 25th2019-10-01T09:07:07-07:00

Phoenix Cybersecurity Conference September 19th

2019-09-10T15:29:38-07:00

This Phoenix Cybersecurity conference connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Within this event you gain access to all Interactive Panels, Discussions, Catered Breakfast, Lunch & Cocktail Reception. FREE VIP Passes To This Event: AIT is offering complimentary passes for guests to attend the event and stop by our booth for a meet & greet and a conversation around how we can provide your company with the services and level of attention needed to meet your goals. As an AIT guest, you can register for a VIP pass using the following link: https://phoenixcybersecurity2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=sp Promo Code: VIPPASS

Phoenix Cybersecurity Conference September 19th2019-09-10T15:29:38-07:00

Azure Sentinel Updates Coming

2019-09-10T10:31:02-07:00

New Data Connector UX, AWS live & CyberArk coming. With little fanfare earlier this month, Microsoft released a significant UX (user experience) update to the Data Connectors component of Azure Sentinel, their new flagship cloud-based SIEM: Connect Data Sources to Azure Sentinel. Read more about the Sentinel Preview in my previous article. The new connector selection and configuration features are a big improvement and make the Sentinel connector experience more scalable and intuitive. Also this month an AWS CloudTrail connector went live and a new CyberArk connector appeared in a Coming Soon status. New Data Connectors experience. Properly connecting your sources of security audit data (such as Active Directory (AD) or Azure AD logins, and firewalls) [...]

Azure Sentinel Updates Coming2019-09-10T10:31:02-07:00

HEALTH CARE Cybersecurity Services

2019-09-10T09:09:38-07:00

All health care providers and their business associates are hot targets for cyber attacks regardless of size or industry! At AccountabilIT we understand that technology advancements make information exchange among health care providers easier, flexible and more virtual. Which is wonderful when it comes to patient experience and for operational efficiencies, however, we also understand how quickly it can become complicated when viewed through the lens of compliance requirements. The result is a need for a full-time staff or service provider that is HIPAA compliant and dedicated to ensuring your environment stays secure and compliant. This is where our Health Care Cybersecurity solution comes in. We solve your needs. Our Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliant [...]

HEALTH CARE Cybersecurity Services2019-09-10T09:09:38-07:00
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