Challenges facing IT service providers in 2018

Whether your organization has its own internal IT team, or you contract out to external IT service providers, fulfilling a business’s IT function has never been more complex. IT management providers are tasked with delivering agile and robust tech solutions within continually squeezed IT budgets, against a problematic backdrop of ever-increasing cybercrime and security threats. … Continued

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Report exposes reasons behind cybersecurity vulnerabilities

A new report on cybersecurity reveals that simple human error remains one of the principal vulnerabilities that leave organizations open to cyberattacks. The research, carried out by leading cybersecurity and antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab, found that carelessness by employees was at the root of 46 percent of data breaches in the past year. The researchers … Continued

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Federal clampdown on credit data cybersecurity breaches

Two senators have announced plans for new cybersecurity laws that will give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the power to penalize organizations handling consumer credit data that fail to properly safeguard against cybercriminals. The legislation, entitled the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, was proposed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mark Warner, and would create … Continued

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Computer repair

Computer repair vs new computer

For business and home computer users alike, there’s a depressing inevitability that desktops and laptops – no matter how well they’re treated – will at some point give up the ghost and stop working. That demise can take many forms – from an obsolete operating system, painfully slow processor and hard drive so full that … Continued

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Cybersecurity issues will likely worsen in 2018

There’s no denying that 2017 was a bad year for cybersecurity. A report from Malwarebytes revealed that the overall volume of attacks had increased by 96 percent from the previous year, with a number of high-profile cyberattacks – such as May’s WannaCry ransomware attack – making news headlines worldwide. So can we expect a reprieve … Continued

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Is cybercrime gang driven?

A new report from cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes reveals not only an increase in cybercrime in 2017, but also an increasing shift toward gang-driven hacking and cyber attacks. The report, The New Mafia: Gangs and Vigilantes, explains that organized gangs of cyber-criminals are taking advantage of their willingness to intimidate and paralyze victims by stealing sensitive … Continued

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Cloud Computing

Misconceptions about Cloud computing

A key technological growth area in the 21st century has been the development of cloud technologies. From cloud-based file storage and backup platforms to concepts such as “software as a service” (SaaS), more and more companies are using elements of cloud computing in their day-to-day business. But as with any new and developing technologies, it’s … Continued

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