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Are these top insider threats lurking behind your doors?

Organizations sometimes fail to consider the true risks that insiders pose to their cybersecurity. Yet, internal risks are every bit as dangerous and damaging as the external ones, even if there is not malicious intent.

Find out if any of these top 5 insider threats are occouring in your business today!

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What Every Office Needs in 2019: Cybersecurity Essentials

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Essential Technology and Equipment for Every Business

Whether your team has 5 or 500 individuals, there are some types of technology and equipment you simply can’t live without. In a world where data breaches happen every single day, it’s essential to create a secure network with software and hardware that works for you so that you can focus on what you do best and let your technology do the rest. So what type of technology and equipment are essential? Here’s a guide to what you absolutely need to keep your business secure.

READ MORE: What Can an IT Firm Do For Me?


1. Managed IT Services

With so many information technology firms out there, there’s no reason not to hire a team of IT specialists to create, implement, and manage your cybersecurity systems and software. Whether you have a dedicated IT staff or you’re a small business in need of reliable support, you don’t want to overlook the benefits of managed IT services.

How can managed IT services help you?

Managed IT services are particularly beneficial for two reasons:

  1. The implementation of security measures
  2. The management and monitoring of networks and systems

IT Security Solutions

Our team is here to help create and implement firewalls, email encryption, data encryption, and more security measures to keep your team safe from security breaches. With security software and additional security measures, your risk of facing a security breach is significantly decreased.

IT Management Solutions

The creation and implementation of security measures is vital to preventing data breaches in the first place, but continued monitoring, auditing, and revamping of these procedures is also essential for preventing hackers, viruses, malware, and ransomware from attacking your software and systems. Tweaks may need to be made, and updates will inevitably need to be installed.

Should I hire an IT firm or a contractor?

Having a team on staff who is able to proactively manage your IT security is more ideal than being required to wait for a contractor to show up when you need him. If your firewalls and other security measures are already outdated are compromised, by the time he arrives it may be too late.



2. HIPAA Compliance Software

HIPAA compliance isn’t just a fancy way of saying your file cabinets need to be locked. HIPAA compliance guidelines also include cybersecurity measures intended to protect patient data, such as social security numbers, contact information, and more. There are many factors to consider when it comes to HIPAA compliance. Luckily, there are software programs available to make compliance easier.


HIPAA compliance software can help protect communication between staff and patients while also making appointment scheduling and billing much more simple. Electronic health records management systems can also protect client data while providing limited access to staff members who need this information.

READ MORE: How to Follow HIPAA with New Technology


3. PCI Compliance

If your organization handles any transactions which store consumer cardholder data, you’re required to follow guidelines and regulations to help prevent data and security breaches which could land this information in the wrong hands.



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4. Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

With the rise in viruses, malware, and ransomware, it’s essential to have software which prevents malicious attacks and notifies you of potential threats. While there are free versions available on the market, there are also plenty of free viruses masquerading as anti-virus solutions. Comprehensive, reliable solutions exist for less than $100 a year, so it’s best not to cut corners with this expense. After all, $100 a year is much more affordable than having to replace your hardware and technology if it’s infected.


Posted by Kevin O'Connell at 5:05 PM
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