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6 Reasons Why an Antivirus is not Enough

Regular Antivirus software detects, stops, and treats viruses and worms, but antivirus alone is not enough for SMBs with business-critical data. Targeted cyberattacks are on the rise, and this means your approach to protecting your data should also evolve. Regular antivirus software may be sufficient for individual devices if they don’t store private data. SMBs […]

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Six Benefits of a Vulnerability Assessment for Small to Mid-Size Businesses

A Vulnerability Assessment is a critical first step that SMBs can take to protect their business from cyber threats before they occur. When you hear or see a pop up which says “Threat Detected”, automatically, you’re alerted to respond. If your computer warns you of a suspicious site or activity, most people will not proceed […]

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Six Benefits of Outsourcing your Security Operations Center by Rob Mayo-Smith

Read our new blog detailing the benefits of outsourcing your Security Operations Centre.

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Six Benefits to Outsourcing your Security Operations Center (SOC) by Rob Mayo-Smith

Security Operations Centers (SOC) are facilities that house cybersecurity teams who monitor, detect, and respond to threats providing a critical element of all good I.T. security programs. Here I make an argument why outsourcing to a managed 24/7 SOC can often be more effective than having an in-house team.  It enables immediate access to talented, […]

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Avoiding Ransomware Threats on Social Media

Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats right now, where hackers threaten the victims’ data unless a ransom is paid. With an estimated 2.77 billion people using social media in 2019, it’s no surprise cybercriminals use it for easy attacks. They have become one of the most significant gateways for malware, spread through shortened URLs […]

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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)  by Simply Secures, Steven Gross.

Head of Technical at Simply Secure, Steven Gross, is a cybersecurity expert with over 20 years of experience. He’s skilled in delivering end-to-end solutions, so we sat down for a chat about (SIEM) and how it can help your business. What is SIEM? SIEM is essentially a software tool that combines the capabilities of two […]

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Top Tips on Preventing Cybercrime

The best way to combat cybercrime is by not becoming a victim in the first place. To that end, here are our top tips to simply secure your digital world. Secure Devices Don’t download anything to your computer, tablet, or smartphone that you were not expecting to do when you got online. Bookmark all of […]

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Rise of Ransomware 2019

Ransomware 2019 attacks have been hitting the headlines, with an 89% increase in ransom demands over the last 12 months. Soft targets, with outdated infrastructure, older software and poor security culture are being exploited every day.  Here are some recent attacks making headlines. Lake City, Florida’s city government paid ransomware attackers about $530,000 or 42 Bitcoins, […]

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Work toward protecting your Data with a Vulnerability Assessment

A data hostage crisis was experienced recently by Riviera Beach City Council.  An innocent-looking email opened by an employee, quickly escalated, leading to the shutdown of city computers. With their valuable data held hostage by hackers, the city had no choice but to pay the demanded ransom. Riviera Beach is yet another example of the […]

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SMB – A Soft Target for Cyber-Criminals

SMB – Cybersecurity Challenges For small and mid-market businesses, recovering from a cyber attack can be daunting, time-consuming, and for some, financially irreparable. With almost half of all cyberattacks happening to SMB’s, it’s clear that cybercriminals don’t discriminate based on size. SMB’s are often viewed as soft targets because they don’t have the expertise and […]

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