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Close More Cybersecurity Sales by Calculating the Cost of Failure

Do SMBs truly realize their businesses are at risk?

Objections to advanced cybersecurity protection tend to get complicated. From “we’re too small to be legitimate targets” to the tried and true “it’s too costly” comeback, sales teams are often forced to overcome a seemingly endless list of hindrances when pitching these vital services.

Cybercriminals Increasingly Target Municipalities and Utilities

When hackers take down a sales office or small CPA firm, forcing employees to pause while the systems are restored or work from home if that process takes a day or more, it’s an unacceptable intrusion. The problem with cybercriminals is they are rarely satisfied with causing those types of temporary inconveniences. Most want money and the fear of major operational disruptions, such as hijacking and locking down their data and in turn helping boost their income streams.

Encryption of Backup | Best Practices for Effectively Securing Your Data

For any backup environment, data encryption is a big deal because it enables users to restrict access to information to which they do not want anyone else to have access. Across different types of organizations, such as private businesses or government institutions, encryption of data is pursued for different reasons, from securing classified information and safeguarding corporate secrets to guarding customers’ personal data, such as credit card numbers, tax history and contact details.

Building an MSP Business Case for Dark Web Monitoring with Matt Solomon from ID Agent

One of the fastest growing segments of the cybersecurity protection market is also one of the most mysterious. The dark web is that shady realm that few understand, including small and mid-size business owners, yet those who ignore the part it plays in breaches and ransomware attacks are more vulnerable to those attacks.

Social Engineering: Not Just a Cybersecurity Buzz Term

Those in the tech industry seem to have a fascination with creating new vernacular or repurposing old lingo for innovative concepts. Social engineering is one of the latest IT buzz terms to undergo the renaming process. Merriam-Webster defines this method as the “management of human beings in accordance with their place and function in society.”

MSP Infographics: the Main Managed IT Service Business Insights

Recently we have performed a survey across CloudBerry Lab customers offering managed IT services to their clients to understand the current MSP market situation and essential needs better. More than 180 MSPs attended the survey and expressed their thoughts on the most vital aspects of the managed services market. And we are glad to present the result of this survey below as the infographics. We hope you will find it helpful.

Why IoT Must be Part of Your Customers’ Data Protection Strategy

Not only are your customers’ IoT devices more vulnerable to tampering than traditional IT assets, many of these devices are designed with minimal protection.

Security concerns around the Internet of Things (IoT) seems to have caused some confusion in the market. Companies that over-estimate IoT threats have slowed progress on related initiatives, while other companies have deployed connected devices with little concern or awareness of the vulnerabilities.

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