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Unpatched Vulnerabilities: Why Most Businesses Can Be Easily Hacked

Katie Duncan   ::  12/10/18 11:51 AM

Over 70% of businesses will leave holes in their defenses for over a month, will you do the same?

According to recent research, most businesses will not patch critical security breaches, even after 3 full months. When these openings are left undefended, all of a business’s personal information, financial records, and data can be stolen. This can create serious threats to any business, especially when a patch is already available to solve the problem.

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Can Your Business Recover Quickly from Disasters Such as Hurricanes?

Delano Collins   ::  8/6/18 12:59 PM

If you own or manage a business on or near the Atlantic Ocean, you are aware that the Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from roughly May through November each year. Last year’s hurricane season produced six major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher and racked up $282.16 billion in total damages - the costliest tropical cyclone season on record. The most damaging of these storms, Maria was a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph.

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Topics: Backup and Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Meet EDTS's Sister Company, EDTS Cyber

Guest / Press   ::  6/21/18 3:29 PM

Reprinted with Permission from Behind the Counter, a Community Journals Publishing Group

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Topics: EDTS Cyber

Symptoms of a Hacked Email Account [Infographic]

Robert Smith   ::  2/27/18 8:23 AM

"My clients received spam/phishing emails from my work email. What do I do?"

If a client has contacted you about a suspicious email sent from your account, take action immediately. It may be a warning signal that a hacker has not only gained access to your email account, but to your company's network as well. 

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Topics: Cyber Security Tips, Finance & Accounting, Cyber Security Assessments, Incident Response, Cyber Security, EDTS Cyber

Cyber Security Alert: W-2 Phishing Scams

Delano Collins   ::  2/27/18 8:23 AM

W-2 Phishing Scams Target Payroll Departments in Pursuit of Employee Data

Don’t rush through your unread emails this tax season. Sophisticated W-2 phishing scams are likely to hit your inbox soon.

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Topics: Security Alerts, Phishing, Cyber Security Tips, Most Popular

12 Signs You're Outgrowing Your Current Cyber Security Solution

Charles Johnson   ::  1/17/18 3:54 PM

We talk with many company leaders who have implemented the fundamentals of cyber security but still feel unprepared to face today's cyber attacks.

Anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, data backups, phishing awareness education for employees, and encryption of sensitive data are often deployed and managed in-house or by a managed I.T. services provider. The importance of these I.T. security fundamentals is indisputable—but a majority of breaches happen behind the firewall. 

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Security Assessments, Cyber Security Budgeting, Cyber Security Tips, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, Managed Security, MSSPs

How Much Should I Spend on Cyber Security?

Delano Collins   ::  1/16/18 8:52 AM

According to research commissioned by IBM, the ideal spend on Cyber Security is 9.8 to 13.7% of your I.T. budget. [1] This percentage is estimated to grow along with the increased integration of security into all facets of I.T. infrastructure.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, EDTS Cyber, Cyber Security Tips, IT Budgeting, Cyber Security Budgeting, Cyber Security Assessments

Backing Up Your Business: Natural Disaster Preparation Checklist

Charles Johnson   ::  11/30/17 11:25 AM

As we close a particularly difficult hurricane season, we're more thankful than ever to have found an innovative backup solution developer and partner, Datto. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Datto was on location helping install and deploy emergency backups.

These backups help anyone threatened by business downtime recover company data and resume operations almost instantly. Because the threat of downtime doesn't disappear with hurricane season, we've compiled a list to help you prepare your business for a potential natural disaster or power outage.

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Topics: Backup and Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Datto, Most Popular

Keep Your Shoppers Safe With These 4 Non-Technical PCI-DSS Tasks

Delano Collins   ::  11/22/17 4:44 PM

I have a hunch: as a merchant, keeping your shoppers secure is of utmost importance to you. But PCI-DSS requirements can be overly technical, confusing, or simply not applicable to your situation.

When holiday shopping season rolls around, you might feel as though you're simply hoping for the best. 

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Topics: Cyber Security Tips, PCI-DSS, PCI, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, Cyber Security

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Credit Card This Holiday Season

Charles Johnson   ::  11/22/17 4:42 PM

While payment card theft is a year-round problem, criminals take particular advantage of the rush of the Holiday Season.

Rushed, enthusiastic shoppers are less likely to take notice of phony URLs or payment card skimmers. Here are a few ways you can stay ahead of the criminals this season and safeguard your card:

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Topics: PII, PCI, PCI-DSS, Security Tips, Phishing, Cyber Security, Cyber Security Tips, Most Popular