ScreenConnect Vulnerability Exploited – IT Companies are Being Targeted

By Byron Martin | February 23, 2024
ConnectWise is addressing a critical vulnerability discovered in ConnectWise ScreenConnect, its remote desktop and access software that enables MSP..

Enhanced Security Measures To Safeguard Your Phone In 2024

By Byron Martin | February 20, 2024
Long gone are the days when phones were simple devices used to make calls. Today our phones are advanced, handheld supercomputers that can do..

Never Trust, Always Verify: Zero Trust Security

By Byron Martin | February 14, 2024
Zero Trust is a relatively new cybersecurity strategy that is rapidly becoming the security model of choice for businesses. In fact, we anticipate..

Give Your Business Continuity Plan the Love It Deserves

By Byron Martin | February 5, 2024
Wintertime can feel like a wonderland. There’s hot cocoa, cozy fireside conversations, glistening white snowfall…ice storms, power outages, and tons..

Tips for Maximizing National Change Your Password Day: Is Your Password Up to Par?

By Byron Martin | February 1, 2024
Each year on February 1st, we celebrate Change Your Password Day. While it’s not a holiday that gets you off work, it serves as a good opportunity..

Urgent Warning about Bank Account Fraud

By Byron Martin | January 12, 2024
The infamous Xenomorph Android malware, known for targeting 56 European banks in 2022, is back and in full force targeting US banks, financial..

Make Cybersecurity a Priority in Your 2024 Business Plan

By Byron Martin | January 9, 2024
Is your business plan for 2024 finalized yet? The last few months of the year can get hectic, between trying to close out the end of the quarter..

10 Tasks You Might Not Be Aware Your IT Team Can Handle

By Byron Martin | December 28, 2023
When you run your own business, it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Even when you start early and end late, there’s always..

Urgent iOS Update: Protect Your Device from Security Vulnerabilities

By Byron Martin | December 5, 2023
On November 30th, Apple released an urgent update, iOS 17.1.2, that aims to patch two possible security exploits documented in 17.1.1.

Safe Online Shopping: Tips for a Secure Experience

By Byron Martin | November 20, 2023
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, here are some tips for a safe and secure online shopping experience.

4 Things To Do Right Now To Prevent Your Cyber Insurance Claim From Being Denied

By Byron Martin | November 16, 2023
“Thank goodness” is probably what Illinois-based manufacturing company ICS thought about having a cyber insurance policy with Travelers Insurance..

Staying Cyber-Savvy: Outsmarting Criminals with Regular Software Updates

By Byron Martin | October 19, 2023
36% of survey participants reported installing the latest updates and software as soon as they become available. Of those who reported installing the..

Guardians of the Inbox: How to Recognize and Report Phishing

By Byron Martin | October 16, 2023
72% of respondents reported that they checked to see whether messages were legitimate (i.e. phishing or a scam) compared to 15% who reported not..

Enhance Your Online Security Now with Multifactor Authentication

By Byron Martin | October 10, 2023
In a recent National Cybersecurity Alliance survey, 57% of respondents said they have heard of multifactor authentication (MFA), but many people..

Lock It Down: The Power of Strong Passwords and Password Managers

By Byron Martin | October 5, 2023
Only 33% of individuals create unique passwords for all accounts (NCA)

CISA Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month With "Secure Our World" Campaign

By Byron Martin | October 2, 2023
October isn't just about falling leaves and pumpkin spice; it's also Cybersecurity Awareness Month, established in 2004 and dedicated to raising..

Improve Your Cybersecurity Awareness

By Byron Martin | September 26, 2023
If you’ve turned on the news sometime during the past few years, you’ve probably heard of more than one instance where a business closed due to a..

What Compliance Standards Does Your Business Need To Maintain?

By Byron Martin | August 28, 2023
Compliance standards are some of the most important things a business needs to maintain to be profitable and well-respected while staying out of..

From the Top Down: The Importance of Cybersecurity Leadership in Mitigating Business Risks

By Byron Martin | July 26, 2023
The days when cybersecurity was solely the concern of IT departments are long gone.

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

By Byron Martin | June 20, 2023
Many organizations assume that moving to a cloud-based collaboration app such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace means email security and backup is..

Tek Video: Top 5 Cybersecurity Musts

By Katrina Wahlbrink | May 25, 2023
Top 5 Cybersecurity Musts. So, what can you do?

Tek Video: The Hacker Timeline

By Byron Martin | May 8, 2023
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.

What is a Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise?

By Byron Martin | March 23, 2023
Have you heard of a cybersecurity tabletop exercise or tabletop drill?

Break Free From the Break-fix IT Model

By Byron Martin | February 23, 2023
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But is this approach harming your business?

Tek Video: Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus

By Byron Martin | February 15, 2023
Tek Video: Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus

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

By Byron Martin | February 13, 2023
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..

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited

By Byron Martin | January 20, 2023
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..

Six Ways to Build Cyber Resilience

By Byron Martin | October 10, 2022
83% of small and medium-sized businesses are not financially prepared to recover from a cyberattack.

How to Send an Encrypted Email in Microsoft Outlook

By Byron Martin | July 28, 2022
You’ve probably heard about email encryption and maybe you’ve even wondered when it’s necessary.

Washington State Attorney General 2021 Data Breach Report Findings

By Byron Martin | June 1, 2022
In the last year, businesses and agencies sent a record 6.3 million data breach notices to Washingtonians.

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

By Byron Martin | March 23, 2022
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..

Why SOC 2 Certification is Valuable

By Byron Martin | February 16, 2022
Let’s face it, our world is filled with regularly occurring data breaches and cybersecurity events. Organizations need assurances that the companies..

Uptime Podcast with Teknologize: Cyber Resilience

By Byron Martin | December 28, 2021
Cyber Resilience. Can companies like Vestas, which had a ransomware attack on November 19th, rebound from a cyberattack? Watch Now!

Understanding Cyber Insurance

By Byron Martin | December 20, 2021
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..

The Future of Cyber Insurance

By Byron Martin | December 7, 2021
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..

Why Cyber Insurance is Critical

By Byron Martin | November 29, 2021
The cyber insurance market is getting stricter and for many organizations, it’s getting more challenging and expensive to secure coverage.