Education in the Cybersecurity Industry – What’s Really Needed?

Let’s face it. There’s a huge difference between what’s taught in school and what’s happening in real life, especially when it comes to cybersecurity threats and approaches. Mainstream or traditional higher education is simply having a tough time keeping up with the ever-changing field of cybersecurity and its many facets. Take, for example, a client […]

M&A: When to Buy and When to Sell

In the past 18 to 24 months, many MSP buyers are becoming sellers due to an increasingly widening gap forming within the information technology industry. The owners of these companies have a significant decision to make: Either get out of the business or stay.  When making the difficult choice, it’s essential to look at the […]

Future Security Trends that Impact AI and the Human Element

We’re seeing a shift in the cybersecurity industry, resulting in the death of the independent consultant and one-man shops. The only consistent part of the industry is that it’s always changing. Cybersecurity is a moving landscape; it’s not just going to stay the way it is today. This has led to a general lack of […]

Actionable Security: How One Plan Could Be the Ultimate Answer

Cybersecurity is not a catch-all solution. When it comes to protecting a business and its interests, we can plan for every potential scenario; but no matter what systems are put in place or how much money is thrown at the problem, there will be a breach, and there are always holes that hackers will find. […]

The Human Element: Our Biggest Threat and Our Greatest Asset

When it comes to cybersecurity, your company is only as protected as your people are loyal. I’ve preached more times than I can count that you can put all the tech you want into place, but you cannot stop human behavior. Technical tools are only a way to facilitate the human element because the truth […]

How To Safeguard Your E-Commerce Data from Disaster in 2021

Show of hands, who loves online shopping? The growth of e-commerce has steadily grown in recent years, but 2020 took things to a whole new level. The pandemic caused a perfect storm of fear, boredom, and convenience that stoked the e-commerce wildfire. The US Census Bureau estimates that the total e-commerce sales for 2020 were […]

Watch Out for These 2021 Cyber Threats

2020 will forever be remembered as the year that rewrote the cybersecurity textbooks. Have you studied for 2021? Cyberattacks and data breaches have been around since the birth of our modern technological age, but the pandemic of 2020 increased cybersecurity threats on a scale we never imagined. Just because we are in a new year […]

A CEO’s Guide to Data Breach Prevention

When a disaster strikes, it’s human nature to look for something or someone to blame. In most cases, in the event of a data breach, employees, shareholders, and the media are quick to point the finger at the CEO. As a CEO, you shoulder a multitude of responsibilities, including your cybersecurity. A data breach can […]

Don’t Be A Victim of Human Error: Avoid These 4 Employee Cyber Security Mistakes

You’ve heard me say it before: humans are the biggest threat to your security! I believe that employees have the best intentions for company security. Still, I’m willing to bet if you asked your employees what their role is in company cybersecurity, they probably won’t have a detailed answer for you. That’s because cybersecurity is […]

It’s the Not Sexy Things That Cause the Most Damage in Your Data Breach

When a breach occurs, what do you think causes the most damage? The answer is simpler than you think. New technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and IoT have driven the scale and complexity of cyberattacks. If you are a business owner, you have every reason to be concerned as the threat of a possible […]