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Why cybercriminals target healthcare organizations

The saying “There’s no honor among thieves” takes new meaning when we consider how cybercriminals deliberately attack hospitals and other healthcare institutions, showing little to no regard for the value of life.

With hospitals in North Carolina and the rest of America struggling to take care of COVID-19 patients since early 2020, criminals have made matters worse by ramping up their cyberattacks.

Easy tips to design an effective website

In a recent survey by Vistaprint, 42% of the 1,800 participants said that it was “very unlikely” for them to purchase from “ugly” websites. That’s not so surprising, given that there are plenty of visually appealing and user-friendly competitors’ websites that they can visit instead. If your business website fails to make a critical good […]

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous. This is why using antivirus software is more important than ever. If you’re […]

Why do your employees need security awareness training? Here are 5 big reasons

Over the years, businesses have become increasingly reliant on IT for their operations. Unfortunately, this has also opened more opportunities for hackers to spread malware, launch cyberattacks, and wreak havoc on IT systems. In fact, Accenture’s Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study found a 67% increase in the number of security breaches and a 72% increase in the cost of cybercrime from 2014 to 2019.

While these statistics are alarming, there are many ways to boost your cyber defenses.

What are BYOD and CYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) policies are popular among businesses across industries these days. Both give employees the freedom to choose the devices they’re most comfortable and familiar with, empowering them to be more efficient and productive. Here, we take a closer look at BYOD and CYOD to help […]

Sharing calendars with Microsoft 365 is easy

If you want to keep everyone updated on each other’s assignments or improve your team’s productivity, sharing your calendar on Microsoft 365 is a must. In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can sync your schedules on different versions of Outlook. Outlook on the web If you have Microsoft 365 or another […]

Improve your customer reach with a well-designed website

Most modern businesses build and maintain their own website to reach more customers. It’s good to have an online presence, but know that your competitors are also doing their best to optimize their websites for better brand awareness and profitability. Don’t fall behind — follow these web design trends to increase web traffic and boost […]

5 Costliest phishing scams in history

Phishing scams abound amid the pandemic, with the majority of emails sent over the last year featuring COVID-19-related subjects that deceive and persuade recipients into opening them. In fact, according to the FBI, phishing was the most common type of cybercrime in 2020, with 241,324 incidents, up from 114,702 incidents in 2019. The percentage of data breaches involving phishing also went up to 36% in 2020 from 25% the previous year.

5 Business continuity errors to avoid

Business continuity plans (BCPs) are designed to protect an organization’s critical data in case of a crisis. But there is more to BCPs than securing data; it also entails making sure employees are safe during a disruption. If you want an infallible business continuity plan, cover every base and avoid the following mistakes. Mistake 1: […]