The wrong way to plan for business continuity

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A robust business continuity plan (BCP) documents how an organization prevents and recovers from potential threats. It is a lifeline for businesses of every size, helping safeguard their operations against unexpected disasters. It allows them to identify the risks, vulnerabilities, and critical processes of their company, as well as craft the appropriate backup measures to […]

5 Crucial questions to ask when creating a business continuity plan

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A business continuity plan (BCP) serves as a vital shield for organizations, ensuring they weather disruptions or challenges of any nature. A BCP outlines how an organization will continue operating and providing essential services during and after disruptive events such as natural disasters, technological failures, or other emergencies. It aims to ensure minimal downtime, safeguard […]

A small-business owner’s guide to cloud-based data backup

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Cloud computing has become an essential aspect of modern life, with nearly two in three Americans relying on the cloud as their primary method of data backup. Its benefits impact both large enterprises and small companies alike, offering a reliable off-site option for securing critical files and information. Let’s delve deeper into what the cloud […]

Data backup: Choosing the right storage medium for your small business in 2023

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Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses. Unfortunately, it can be easily corrupted or destroyed due to numerous reasons, such as accidental file deletion or overwriting, hardware failure, natural disasters, and cyberattacks. Data loss can disrupt business operations, negatively impact productivity, and even erode customer trust. This is why your business must have reliable data […]

Physical vs. virtual servers: Which one is right for your business?

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When it comes to computing, businesses like yours typically have a difficult choice to consider: Should they use physical or virtual servers? Both types of servers have their own benefits and uses, and understanding their differences is essential to making an informed decision.    What is a physical server? Also known as bare-metal servers, physical servers […]

Server virtualization 101: What small-business owners need to know

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Small businesses are always looking for ways to save money and improve efficiency. Server virtualization is one technology that can help small businesses do both. In this blog post, we will walk you through what every small business needs to know about server virtualization and why you should consider virtualization for your business.  What is […]

How phishing simulations strengthen employee security awareness

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Among the myriad cyberthreats today, phishing attacks stand out as one of the most pervasive and dangerous, capable of inflicting irreparable damage to organizations of all sizes. To the untrained eye, phishing emails appear trustworthy and often mimic legitimate communication from reputable sources. But in reality, these deceptive emails are designed to trick recipients into […]

Key phishing statistics business owners should know in 2023

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Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which cybercriminals attempt to trick victims into providing sensitive information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, or Social Security numbers. Because these attacks can result in data breaches, hefty penalties, and legal repercussions, they can be costly for businesses of all sizes.  In a phishing attack, […]

How can I protect my online privacy and anonymity?

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As more and more businesses in Charlotte adopt remote and hybrid work arrangements, many employees are now relying on their own devices and home Wi-Fi connections to get work done. While this keeps business costs down, it also gives hackers plenty of opportunities to exploit unprotected networks and unsuspecting users. Everyone, including yourself, must take […]

Security awareness training: What employees need to know about phishing

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Phishing attacks are one of the most common and successful types of cyberattacks, and they can have a devastating impact on businesses. Proofpoint’s 2023 State of the Phish found that 8 in 10 surveyed organizations fell victim to at least one successful phishing email in 2022. Not only that, but the direct financial loss from […]

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