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Cybersecurity Awareness Training: 8 Critical Elements

Your greatest cybersecurity vulnerability isn’t your hardware. Or your software. It’s your people. People—executives, managers, team leaders, workers—are the leading cause...


The Importance of Complying with Data Privacy and Protection Laws

To judge solely by headlines, it would be easy to think only enterprise-level businesses need to worry about consumer data privacy laws.

The truth, however, is that the...


The Pros and Cons of Migrating to a Private Cloud

Your organization is sold on the value of migrating some or all of your corporate workloads and applications to the cloud, but you are wondering about a private cloud.

Is...


Security Maturity Models: What Are They and Why Do You Need One?
How vulnerable is your organization at this very moment to a successful cyberattack? Are you defenseless, are you well protected or are you—like most companies—somewhere...
How To Conduct a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment: 4 Simple Steps

It’s easy for businesses to get overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what they need for adequate cyber security protection. We recommend that the very first thing you...


What is the CFO's Role in Cybersecurity?
Is cybersecurity a technical issue or a business issue? Both. Does protecting your organization against cyber attacks fall under the domain of your chief technology...
Spear Phishing: How to Protect Your Business

In the past, using strong passwords was enough to keep accounts secure and hackers at bay. This is no longer the case, and cyber security services require a lot more than...


What is Shadow IT - And How You Can Control It

In the past, IT departments were able to control almost all technology decisions, along with who was allowed to use what application or service.But then came the cloud....


Is Your Business Ready for a Ransomware Attack?

Of all the malware threats in the world, ransomware remains the number-one choice of cybercriminals. And it’s a growing threat. Cybercrime Magazine estimates that malware...


5 Ways to Secure Google Drive for Business Use

If your business uses Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), then you have at least a nodding acquaintance with Google Drive.

Google Drive, of course, is Google’s storage...


6 Tips for Improving Cloud Computing Security

Almost every business you can think of is using public hybrid cloud services for many of their critical business applications. Unfortunately as we head into 2021, ...


Cyber Insurance: Everything You Need to Know About Your Best Defense

How much will a data breach cost your business?

It’s not pretty: The average total cost of a data breach in 2020 was USD $3.86 million. The most expensive country was the...


How Cybersecurity Managed Services Improve and Simplify NIST Compliance

If you are a federal government contractor wanting to land lucrative contracts with the Department of Defense and other large federal agencies, you must up your...


Should You Adopt a Zero Trust Security Model for Your Remote Workforce?

If you have a remote workforce (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t these days), you are likely concerned about how to secure your networks and data against intrusions by...


The Colonial Pipeline Hack: How To Protect YOUR Business!

Last week our news feeds were dominated yet again by another major cybersecurity incident.

This time, it was the ransomware hack on Colonial Pipeline which caused a major...


How A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Provides Cyber Defense

A managed security service provider (MSSP) could be one of your best business investments. Why? The most obvious reason is the escalating cyber incidents which threaten...


How to Test A Suspicious Link or URL - Cool New Tool!

Ever wonder if a link in an email is legitimate? It’s not getting any easier to tell when a website, link, or attachment is ‘phishy’ - meaning if it’s legit or something...


How Will HITECH and HIPAA Regulations Affect Your Business?

Back in February of 2009, the Obama Administration put the HITECH act into law, primarily as a means to update HIPAA which was started in 1996, and needed to be updated....


Cybersecurity in Chicago for Proactive Defense Against Cyberthreats

A single leak can sink a ship, and that’s pretty much what can happen with poor cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is critical for Chicago companies as a single security breach...


Top Cybersecurity Threats at Financial Service Organizations

Cyber threats against financial service organizations are on the increase, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to accelerate this trend.


Law Firm Cybersecurity Through Managed IT Services

Law firm cybersecurity has never been more important because the stakes are so high and cybercrime is now endemic. For instance, hackers penetrated the defenses of 48...


SOC-as-a-Service: Cost-Effectively Improve Your Security Posture

If there was ever a catalyst for adopting SOC-as-a-Service then 2020 was it - the year of the pandemic saw normal life upended.

The unrelenting creep of the virus between...


Identity and Access Management in the Cloud: Policies & Best Practices

What is identity and access management (IAM)? The simple answer is, IAM systems give the right level of data access to people who interact with your organization. Today,...


What Are the Top Cybersecurity Threats in 2021?

Businesses of all sizes are seeing record numbers of attacks and breaches, and cyber security service providers are scrambling to protect their clients. IT security...


Reduce Your Password Risk with Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

Passwords are meant to protect your valuable business information from hackers, but unfortunately you can no longer rely on passwords alone!


How to Implement a Security Awareness Program for Your Business

Not too long ago, most security breaches were caused by technical problems, such as hardware malfunctions or vulnerable applications. But not anymore - most breaches are...


How to Perform an IT Risk Assessment

No matter your industry, it’s important that you have a solid IT game plan in place for staying safe against cyber threats. When forming any plan, the very first step is...


Employee Monitoring: Is It Right For Your Business?

The words employee monitoring bring some negative thoughts to mind. Maybe thoughts of Big Brother immediately take over as you picture a company tiptoeing around while it...


Vulnerability Scanning: What is it, and How Does it Work?

With any well thought out cyber security plan, the key is to be proactive. But in many cases, the normal response is to simply react to threats and attacks as they happen....


What Is Email Security: A Guide To Protecting Your Email

As you browse through our IT services, blog posts, and company info, you’ll quickly see just much we emphasize the importance of cybersecurity here at Ntiva. We’re not...


How to Carry Out a Gap Analysis for Your Business

It's a basic human instinct to focus on the present in order to make positive, lasting changes later on in life. It just makes sense - why wouldn’t we assess our current...


Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Definition and Guide

While in the past all it took were firewalls and anti-virus software, keeping up with your company’s cyber security needs is now a full-time job. This isn’t just because...


Intrusion Detection Systems – How Does an IDS Spot Threats?

Cyber attackers will do whatever it takes to hack into a vulnerable network, and no amount of firewall protection or anti-virus software can completely guarantee security....


Cyber Security Threats: Why Hackers Target Small Businesses

“The typical cyber-criminal is rather like your common thief: he will go for the window without security locks. There is a high element of opportunism.” - Thomas Naylor


Why is Business Continuity Planning So Important?

How resilient do you think your business was to the recent disruption? Did you have a robust plan in place for business continuity? There certainly were mixed results as...


How Are CEOs Responding To The Coronavirus Impact?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, CEO’s are quickly coming to grips with the fact that business will be anything but normal for the next few quarters.


7 Best Practices for Keeping Your Non-Profit Data Safe

No question about it, donors are the greatest asset of the nonprofit industry. The last thing you want to worry about is the potential of your donor’s personal information...


How Much Does Cybersecurity Cost?

Our office kitchen just got a fancy new coffee machine. It’s an impressive thing with a snazzy color display and can make you a dozen different types of drinks. We now...


What Are Managed Security Services - And Does Your Business Need Them?

Keeping a business protected from cyber attacks is one of the most pressing issues of 2020. But can you afford the level of security that you need? You might be surprised...


What Is A Virtual CIO And Why You Need One

In an age of digital transformation, high growth and intense competition, many job roles are being virtualized. This new kind of job role is gaining traction as a...


Cyber Insurance: What Does It Cover and Do You Need It?

Every organization that manages or handles digital data is at risk of a cyber attack. And without cyber insurance, that risk could potentially put an end to their...


The One Best Way to Archive Your Outlook Email

When Microsoft Outlook slows to a crawl, one of the first things many people consider is turning on email archiving in order to improve performance. But what's the best...


What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and How To Implement It

With all the media attention as of late on security breaches, one of the top concerns we’re hearing from our client’s is the protection of sensitive data. DLP is a good...


The Top 4 IT Security Tips for Law Firms

Law firms come in all shapes and sizes. From corporate to family law, legal practices vary in almost every area, but they all handle confidential client data - and that...


What To Do If Your IT Team is Overworked and Understaffed

All businesses want to run a tight ship. You want to make sure there are just enough employees to keep things running smoothly, without having to deal with the struggles...