The Tek Blog

Articles for business leaders covering topics such as technology, cybersecurity, and compliance.

SaaS

4 min read

Shielding Your Cloud: Securing M365 and Google Workspace with SaaS Protection

Many organizations assume that moving to a cloud-based collaboration app such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace means email security and backup is no longer necessary.

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cyber resilience

1 min read

Tek Video: Cyber Resilience

The FBI revealed in its 2022 Internet Crime Report that ransomware gangs breached the networks of at least 860 critical infrastructure organizations...

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advanced endpoint protection

1 min read

Tek Video: Top 5 Cybersecurity Musts

Top 5 Cybersecurity Musts. So, what can you do?

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cybersecurity poverty line

4 min read

The Cybersecurity Divide: Understanding the Cybersecurity Poverty Line

In today's digital age, cybersecurity has become a critical aspect of every organization's operations. Cyber-attacks can lead to financial losses,...

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cybersecurity insurance

1 min read

Tek Video: Cybersecurity Insurance Application Questions

The cyber insurance market is getting stricter with its application questions and requirements.

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hacker timeline

2 min read

Tek Video: The Hacker Timeline

The average time it takes to identify a breach is 197 days. That's crazy. And then the average time to contain a breach is 69 days.

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SaaS Protection

1 min read

Tek Video: Myth - My Data is Safe in the Cloud

Microsoft works off what is called a shared responsibility model. The message is simple, Microsoft is responsible for its cloud, and end-users and...

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cybersecurity tools

1 min read

Tek Video: Myth - I'm Safe, I Have Current Cybersecurity Tools

Cybersecurity is much more than the tools.

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backups

1 min read

Tek Video: Myth - I Can Recover from Backups

So here's the critical thing, the myth. And I touched on it a minute ago.

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cybersecurity tabletop exercise

4 min read

What is a Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise?

Have you heard of a cybersecurity tabletop exercise or tabletop drill?

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SaaS Protection

1 min read

Tek Video: Microsoft 365 Security is a Shared Responsibility

Microsoft works off what is called a shared responsibility model. The message is simple, Microsoft is responsible for its cloud, and end-users and...

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RaaS

1 min read

Tek Video: Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

Another big, game-changing element of ransomware is that you don't have to be a hacker. You don't even have to have any technical expertise.

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break-fix IT

6 min read

Break Free From the Break-fix IT Model

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But is this approach harming your business?

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Endpoint Security

1 min read

Tek Video: Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus

Tek Video: Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus

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In-house IT or MSP

6 min read

10 Considerations for Hiring In-house IT vs Partnering with an MSP

10 Considerations for Hiring In-house IT vs Partnering with an MSP Does your business’s IT management need an upgrade?Are you wondering why your...

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5 min read

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited A SOC 2 audit isn’t just a one-time exercise. The audit must be completed yearly, inspecting...

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cyber resilience

5 min read

Six Ways to Build Cyber Resilience

83% of small and medium-sized businesses are not financially prepared to recover from a cyberattack.

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encryption

2 min read

How to Send an Encrypted Email in Microsoft Outlook

You’ve probably heard about email encryption and maybe you’ve even wondered when it’s necessary.

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data breach

3 min read

Washington State Attorney General 2021 Data Breach Report Findings

In the last year, businesses and agencies sent a record 6.3 million data breach notices to Washingtonians.

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cyber attack

3 min read

Small Businesses are More Likely to be Targets of Cyber Attacks

Researchers at Barracuda Networks analyzed millions of emails across thousands of companies in 2021 and found that on average, an employee of a small...

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data breach

4 min read

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Practice Safe from a Data Breach

According to IBM’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the healthcare industry suffered the highest average cost of a data breach for the 11th year in...

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Microsoft NCE

3 min read

Microsoft 365 Price Increase March 15th

Prices are going up. Are you prepared? Update: Microsoft just extended the grace period to lock in Feb 2022 pricing. March 14th is the last day to...

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SOC 2

2 min read

Why SOC 2 Certification is Valuable

Let’s face it, our world is filled with regularly occurring data breaches and cybersecurity events. Organizations need assurances that the companies...

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cyber resilience

2 min read

Uptime Podcast with Teknologize: Cyber Resilience

Cyber Resilience. Can companies like Vestas, which had a ransomware attack on November 19th, rebound from a cyberattack? Watch Now!

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cyber insurance

3 min read

Understanding Cyber Insurance

The threat of a cyber-attack is too high, and the consequences can be devastating. At this point, it's important for all businesses to have cyber...

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cyber insurance

3 min read

The Future of Cyber Insurance

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) saw a 69% increase in the number of cybercrime reports it received in 2020 compared to 2019. On...

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cyber insurance

3 min read

Why Cyber Insurance is Critical

The cyber insurance market is getting stricter and for many organizations, it’s getting more challenging and expensive to secure coverage.

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threat hunting

2 min read

Threat Hunting. Who is Hiding in Your Network?

Who is hiding in your network?

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Information Technology

1 min read

Connect Magazine - Technology

By Byron Martin | HFG Trust Connect Magazine - October 2021 | View Article When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, in some ways the timing was a blessing.

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Microsoft SharePoint

5 min read

Benefits of Using Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint celebrated its 20th birthday on March 27th, 2021! And it’s come a long way over the past 20 years.

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Microsoft CSP

3 min read

Benefits of Partnering with a Microsoft CSP

We’ve witnessed a shift in how we work to that of a hybrid workforce, a blended workforce comprising of both remote and in-office work. As such,...

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endpoint security

4 min read

Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus Software

Hackers initiate 2,244 attacks per day. Every link clicked, email opened, app downloaded, and network joined is an opportunity for hackers to...

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SharePoint

1 min read

OneDrive vs. SharePoint. What’s the Difference?

Microsoft announced in its latest quarterly earnings release that the number of Microsoft 365 subscribers has increased to 50.2 million from January...

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information technology

2 min read

Cybersecurity is not Information Technology (IT)

Your cybersecurity has to win every time, but the attacker only needs to win once.

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SaaS Applications

3 min read

Must Have Google Workspace Security Configurations

Migrations to the cloud are moving faster than ever. 78% of businesses will be run almost entirely on SaaS Applications.

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