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Massive Verkada Security Camera Breach Exposes IoT Risks

Massive Verkada Security Camera Breach Exposes IoT Risks

     Internet of Things (IoT) appeals to us with promises of convenience and visions of the future, and more often than not, it delivers. However, hackers never tire of exposing the vulnerabilities and negligence of some IoT providers who capitalize on the trend at the expense of their customers’ privacy and reputations.    A warning came last week when an international hacker collective gained root access to Varkada Inc.’s security cameras with a Super Admin login and password they,...

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Now Is The Time to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Business. Here Is Everything You Need to Know.

Now Is The Time to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Business. Here Is Everything You Need to Know.

   Security breaches are climbing at an alarming rate – almost 20% per year over the last several years. In the early days of cybersecurity, a simple password placed on data could prevent unauthorized access. But that is no longer the case. Cybercriminals are getting more and more sophisticated, and they have ways to easily crack even the most complex passwords. To thwart these attacks, multi-factor authentication (MFA) was developed. Many people already use MFA in their personal...

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Microsoft Outage Affects Teams and Other Office 365 Services

Microsoft Outage Affects Teams and Other Office 365 Services

   Microsoft Teams and other cloud services supported by Microsoft Azure were down for the majority of Monday, March 15th, due to an Azure Active Directory issue. Many users reported being unable to access their Teams accounts, along with Office, Exchange Online, Yammer, and Xbox Live.    The worldwide outage has been linked to a recent change to an authentication system, according to the Microsoft 365 Status Twitter account. The company started rolling back the change...

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Your Next Phishing Email May Be From Microsoft — Here Is What You Should Look Out For

Your Next Phishing Email May Be From Microsoft — Here Is What You Should Look Out For

   ​ Your Next Phishing Email May Be From Microsoft — Here Is What You Should Look Out For More and more businesses migrated to Microsoft Office 365 in 2020, and hackers took notice. The changing work environment contributed to Microsoft Teams reaching 115 million daily active users in October 2020, a 50% surge in just six months. Microsoft Outlook remains the preferred business email client for many organizations. And Microsoft Azure is in the top-3 most popular cloud platforms. It...

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What is Geo IP—and Do You Need It?

What is Geo IP—and Do You Need It?

   What is Geo IP—and Do You Need It? If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that cybersecurity matters. The shift to remote work followed by an increase in sensitive data circulating on the web has exposed business networks to cyberattacks at the same time as the attacks themselves grew more sophisticated. As a result, global losses from cybercrime shot up to nearly $1 trillion in 2020, nearly doubling the $500 Million lost in 2018. Today, only weak leaders operate...

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Does My Business Need Cyber Insurance?

Does My Business Need Cyber Insurance?

   Does My Business Need Cyber Insurance? All it takes is a quick glance at the news headlines to see that cybersecurity incidents are on the rise at an alarming rate. Companies are rushing to protect themselves through an extremely fast-growing market that seems to have come out of nowhere – cyber insurance. But just what is cyber insurance, and do you really need it? For some organizations, it can be a great complement to their existing security controls and procedures. For others,...

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Top 9 Strategic Technology Trends for 2021: Spaces and Things

Top 9 Strategic Technology Trends for 2021: Spaces and Things

   Top 9 Strategic Technology Trends for 2021: Spaces and Things Last week, we have started looking at the top technology trends for 2021 and their implications on small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), specifically the Internal of Behaviors, total experience strategy and privacy-enhancing computing. Today, let’s take a closer look at the final six tech trends of 2021 according to Gartner covering the topics of location independence and resilient delivery.     Location...

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Top 9 Strategic Technology Trends for 2021: People

Top 9 Strategic Technology Trends for 2021: People

   Technology can provide a strong competitive advantage to any organization when used timely, correctly, and in alignment with the business strategy. But the rate of technological innovation increases every day, and for a business leader laser-focused on running the show, keeping up with technology trends may not be exactly top of mind. You are in luck if you work side by side with a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Their main focus is to sift through IT innovations and...

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Field Guide to Optimizing Workflow in Construction Business

Field Guide to Optimizing Workflow in Construction Business

   Field Guide to Optimizing Workflow in Construction Business Anyone in the construction business can tell you that there are lots of moving pieces to every job. Staying on schedule and within budget while ensuring that the work is completed in a quality manner is enough to keep even the best superintendent busy. But throw in managing customer relationships and subcontractors, tracking expenses, and marketing for new jobs and you might wonder how any company could keep track of it...

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Closing the Technology Divide in Retail Space

Closing the Technology Divide in Retail Space

   Closing the Technology Divide in Retail Space   The ending year 2020 has exposed the depth of the divide in the retail space. The technology “haves” like Amazon and Home Depot prospered, pulling all their forces into scaling their logistics to accommodate growing digital demand and rearranging their brick and mortar locations for an omnichannel experience, wider rows and a more structured traffic flow.     Things haven’t been as rosy for technology “have nots” — smaller vendors,...

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