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4 Things an IT Security Risk Assessment Will Reveal About Your Business

Posted by Scott Spiro on Thursday, 27 September 2018

Even in the era of increasing cybersecurity risks, disaster recovery initiatives are drastically underfunded. In fact, 40 percent of companies don’t even have a documented disaster recovery plan in place.

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Topics: IT Support, cybersecurity, network security

How AI is Helping Los Angeles Businesses Combat Cyber Threats

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 24 August 2018


Cybercrime is a growing threat, and businesses are scrambling to hire qualified security talent to keep up. There will be 3.5 million unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.

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Topics: IT Support, Data Security, cybersecurity, network security

5 Signs You Should Outsource Your IT Security

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 03 August 2018

 

Cyber threats have grown in size and sophistication, and it’s clear that no business is completely safe. Almost 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyberattack.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, Cyberattack, Data Security, network security

4 Major Hacks in 2017 and How Your Los Angeles Business Should Respond

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 12 January 2018

Cyberattacks are on the rise. Global ransomware damage costs exceeded $5 billion in 2017 – fifteen times higher than 2015 losses. Ransomware attacks target businesses of any size, leaving millions of personal records exposed and IT teams scrambling to recover data.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, Cyberattack, Data Security, Ransomware, network security

Why Los Angeles Businesses Need to Invest in Dark Web Scanning Today

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 15 December 2017

No business is immune to data breaches. High-profile companies like Equifax and Uber experienced massive cyberattacks in 2017 that compromised millions of user accounts and put countless people at risk of identity theft. The number of data breaches in the U.S. rose 29 percent in the first half of 2017.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, Cyberattack, Data Security

5 Tricks Cybercriminals Use To Hack Your Computer Network

Posted by Scott Spiro on Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The world is full of cybercriminals. They penetrate complicated data structures of huge credit-monitoring companies like Equifax and snatch personal information from millions of people. They release sensitive customer data from discreet businesses like Ashley Madison to the public. They spy on celebrities through webcams, lock down public utility systems like the German railway and steal thousands of gigabytes of information from high-profile government entities like the CIA.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, Cyberattack

IT Disaster Recovery Planning: What Hurricane Season Can Teach Los Angeles Companies

Posted by Scott Spiro on Monday, 13 November 2017

Although Los Angeles businesses are safe from the wrath of tropical hurricanes, the disaster recovery lessons still apply.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud Backup, Business Continuity

Cloud Backup Los Angeles: Save You Business From Natural Disasters

Posted by Scott Spiro on Wednesday, 25 October 2017



The hurricanes hitting Atlantic communities this year are some of the worst in history. Despite the tragic cost of these natural disasters, citizens persevere. But sometimes, the damage is irreconcilable. While it might seem trivial, not having cloud backup is one of the top reasons people lose their businessess, jobs and the ability to provide for their families in times of natural disaster.

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Topics: Cloud Backup

7 Critical Los Angeles Computer Security Tips to Protect Your Business

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 13 October 2017



Employee computers are the gateway to your software, programs and critical data. Are you taking proper steps to protect them?
 

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Topics: cybersecurity

Free Antivirus Software: The Consequences of Being Cheap

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 22 September 2017

Imagine for a minute that you’re the CEO of a scrappy, promising new start-up. In the beginning, it was just you and two other employees working on dinky PCs out of a 12-by-12-foot office, but things are picking up.

The company is growing rapidly and heading into uncharted waters. You're so busy with building your business, you haven't had time to think about cybersecurity.

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Topics: Cybercrime, cybersecurity, free antivirus software

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