IT Security & Advisories

Update on Semiconductor Shortage

What’s the current status of the semiconductor shortage?  Unfortunately, it seems as though the shortage of semiconductors will continue onwards – perhaps as far as 2023. However, there is a possibility that the shortage could be addressed sooner. Companies such as Marvell Technology have invested billions in opening new factories. The shortage will likely continue into the short-term future until these factories are built.   …

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What is Smishing?

Received any suspicious texts lately? Smishing is the practice of sending fraudulent text messages claiming to be someone else (usually a company). This is another type of phishing. Smishing scams tend to target mass groups rather than specific individuals like office workers or executives. With smishing messages on the rise, it’s become increasingly important to …

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What is Least Privilege, and Why is it Important?

The Principle of Least Privilege Least privilege is an essential tool in your cybersecurity toolkit. When appropriately utilized, least privilege can increase security for your organization. But what is least privilege? How can you implement it in your business? Read on to find out. What is Least Privilege? The Principle of Least Privilege (POLP) refers …

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Four Rules for a Robust Password Policy

A password policy is a simple way to enhance your company’s security. When implemented correctly, a password policy makes it much more difficult for 3rd parties to compromise accounts. A password policy, therefore, lowers the chance that your company might experience a breach. Most modern systems that facilitate authentication can be configured to enforce a …

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Five Awesome Features of Windows 11

There is surprisingly little information known about Windows 11. With the new OS coming out soon, new features are slowly being revealed. Though there is plenty of new functionality in the latest version of Windows, a few features stand out from the rest. These features relate primarily to ease of use- particularly around multitasking. Read …

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Minimum Requirements for Cybersecurity Insurance

The world is changing. There was a time when cybersecurity insurance was easy to obtain. With insured cyber losses of $1.8 billion in 2019 (Hiscox) and cyber incidents growing rapidly, insurance companies are now introducing minimum requirements for businesses. Read on to learn what may be required before they will approve you. 1. Multi-Factor Authentication …

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The Hidden Costs Behind Data Breaches

Data is one of the most valuable assets in today’s world. Today’s digital giants- such as Microsoft, Google, and Facebook- command incredible amounts of data. Despite their size, however, even they deal with security incidents. Breaches are a huge threat to any organization, with the average cost of a data breach being $3.86 million (Varonis). …

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The SMB Guide to Office 365

Microsoft has an overwhelming number of licensing options. It can be difficult to understand the available software and services, let alone choose an appropriate license for your team.  We’ve put together the following information to help you make the right choice. Office 365 licensing should be based on the size of your business. If your …

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