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Cyber Security: The Indispensable Pillar of Managed IT Services

June 17th, 2024 by admin

Cyber threats are escalating at an unprecedented rate, posing significant risks to businesses of all sizes. From data breaches to ransomware attacks, the consequences of a successful cyber attack can be catastrophic, resulting in financial losses, reputational...

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Posted in: Managed IT Solutions, Cybersecurity

Finding Network Vulnerabilities with a Cyber Security Assessment

March 1st, 2024 by Les Royce

Safeguarding your network from cyber threats is important. With cyber-attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, businesses and individuals must focus on network security and proactively identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within their network...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

The Importance of Security Awareness Training

September 18th, 2023 by admin

In today's digitally-driven world, where data breaches and cyberattacks have become commonplace, organizations must proactively protect their sensitive information and digital assets. While investing in state-of-the-art security systems and robust...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Importance of Data Security in 2023

April 11th, 2023 by admin

Data security is paramount in the digital age. With cyber threats and data breaches becoming increasingly common, businesses of all sizes must ensure that their data is secure. In 2023, data security will be even more important. Here are some of the...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Cybersecurity

What Business Leaders Should Know About Ransomware

May 20th, 2022 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

Ransomware is one of the most damaging cyber-attack types of all time. It’s the one feared the most by business owners and cybersecurity defenders. This worry is not without reason. In an instant, an organization’s critical IT infrastructure can be...

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5 Important Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity

April 19th, 2022 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

$3.9 Million. That’s the answer to the following question… What was the average total cost of a single data breach in 2020? Cybersecurity is expensive, but the alternative is more than many companies can pay. I won’t take any more of your time...

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

March 4th, 2022 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

You wouldn’t buy a safe without a lock would you? As technology becomes more and more integrated with our daily lives the need to keep our personal information protected. Scammers are frequently trying to gain access to personal and professional accounts....

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What Are Your Options for Indianapolis Office Security Solutions?

March 4th, 2022 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

Making sure your office is a safe and secure place for your employees is every business owner’s top priority, but oftentimes we don’t attempt to improve our security systems until there is an incident. Being proactive is the best way to prevent incidents....

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Cybersecurity

How to Keep Your Business' Data Safe and Secure

November 3rd, 2021 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

Data breaches, especially for small- to midsize companies, continue to be a major threat, as cybercriminals have become more sophisticated in their methods. Most data attacks come out of nowhere and often target companies with sub-par security solutions...

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Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

September 23rd, 2019 by Guillermo Fernandez

Once upon a time not too long ago, fishing and spoofing were enjoyable activities. Relaxation; fresh air and fresh seafood; a friendly prank for fun; a few laughs with friends. Then electronic communications like email, texting, and emojis took over our...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Training, Cybersecurity

3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

May 21st, 2019 by Guillermo Fernandez

Despite the best efforts of IT Directors, 68% of companies fell victim to a cyber attack in the last year according to a report from Sophos1. That’s more than two in three companies world-wide! Cyber-attacks don’t discriminate either: 63% of small businesses...

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Understanding the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

January 15th, 2018 by Guillermo Fernandez

As of the date of this post, some manufacturers have recalled updates.  This situation will continue to change.­ This post covers the following: What the Meltdown and Spectre exploits are Who is affected How to avoid problems What are Meltdown...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Cybersecurity

What Happens When Ransomware and the Internet of Things Collide?

May 3rd, 2017 by Guillermo Fernandez

In 2016, Ransomware attacks made alarming headlines, affecting every kind of business from hospitals to police stations. Last year, too, hacks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices -home appliances, toys, cars and more, were also making headlines. Many...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Cybersecurity

Success, Threat, and Loss “The Drama of Network Communications”

October 10th, 2016 by Kent Lemley

Despite all of our investments in firewalls, universal threat appliances, anti-virus software, somewhere down the road a critical threat may find its way onto your internal network. Since internal network architecture is generally flat and un-secured,...

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Posted in: Communications, Cybersecurity